Process Development Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Pivotal Synthetic Drug Product group of the Drug Product Technologies (DPT) department of Amgen at Thousand Oaks, CA is seeking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and team-oriented Process Development Senior Associate. In this role, the the Senior Associate will serve as a member of Drug Product development teams for synthetic molecules, providing hands-on formulation and process expertise during the development of clinical and commercial formulations for solid oral dosage forms. The individual will interface within the DPT department (ie. Preformulation, Solid State Sciences, etc.) and with external functions, such as Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, etc.

The Senior Associate will execute formulation experiments, organize and analyze results with moderate supervision as well as communicate and present in team meetings. The experimental results will lead to the best possible formulation and processes.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree & 2 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field in pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on oral solid dosage forms

Understanding of typical unit operations for the manufacture of oral solid dosage forms (i.e. granulation, roller compaction, drying, milling, blending, compression, film coating, etc.) is expected. High level of proficiency on Roller Compaction using equipment with different configurations

Experience in optimization and scale-up studies using QbD principles

Experience interacting with Contract Research/Manufacturing Organizations

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective management and resolution of complex project-related issues involving collaborations with multiple functional areas

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.

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.

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 status.