Process Development Associate

Cambridge, MA, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Process Development Associate - Pivotal Drug Substance

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for

solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A

biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading

independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world

and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at Amgen develops, characterizes and supports the commercialization of the drug substance manufacturing processes for all late-stage programs across the Amgen portfolio.

Located at our Cambridge, MA site, this lab-based position will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to enable commercial advancement of programs from Ph II/III clinical trials to marketing application. This role is in an integrated group in which cell culture and purification scientists work together to advance Amgen's rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With Amgen's biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity of being able to work on multiple modalities from antibodies and oncolytic viruses to bispecifics and siRNAs.

The successful candidate will perform experiments at the bench scale to support protein purification process development operations. Considering the integrated design of the group, the candidate will also demonstrate the desire to expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification. The candidate will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges. Additionally, the candidate will utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree completed by May 2019


Associate's degree and 4 years scientific experience


High school diploma and 6 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences
  • Academic or industrial cell culture or protein purification experience
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to research challenges through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles
  • Strong theoretical understanding of separations and chromatography principles
  • Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse team members in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.