Senior Associate Pilot Plant

Rhode Island, RI, US
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen offers the opportunity to be at the interface between research, global development and manufacturing to ensure that these molecules become medicines. Many of the technologies we're employing are not only new to Amgen but are new to the industry as a whole. Help us to pave new roads for helping oncology patients.

The Senior Associate Pilot Plant will directly support the Amgen Rhode Island Process Development Process Engineering Lab (Pilot Plant), which provides critical technical support for technology transfers, process characterization, and scale-up / scale-down activities.

Daily activities consist of bioprocess equipment set up, operations and process sampling and monitoring. Operations include the set up (CIP and SIP) of bioreactors and vessels, flask passages, filtration, centrifugation harvest and downstream operations such as chromatography, titration and UF/DF. In addition, the Senior Associate may perform new product introductions, technology transfer, and participate in equipment design. The individual will be responsible for documentation in electronic lab notebooks.

Shift: M-F Administrative; occasional off shift coverage

Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree
  • OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Manufacturing, Engineering, or Process Development experience
  • OR
  • Associate's degree and 6 years of Manufacturing, Engineering, or Process Development experience
  • OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Manufacturing, Engineering, or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or engineering
  • 2+ year of biotechnology experience in manufacturing, engineering or process development
  • An established record of championing a culture of safety in a lab or manufacturing setting
  • Experienced in performing bioprocess unit operations in cell culture and/or purification
  • Experience with Single Use Bioreactors up to 500L
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting process equipment issues including automation control strategies and utilities such as clean in place (CIP) and clean steam Specific hands on experience with DeltaV
  • Experience in the operation of control systems (Delta V) and method development on GE purification systems using Unicorn
  • Experience of process data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and sites
  • Experience of customer service focus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong computer skills
  • Experience in leading Operational Excellence (OE) efforts to drive efficiency and safety

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.