Scientist - Discovery Scale-up and Development

Cambridge, MA, US
May 22, 2019
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the Discovery Scale-Up and Development group at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).

This Scientist will be part of an innovative team, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the design of synthetic routes and the synthesis of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. The successful candidate will devise and implement creative scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments on a wide range of scales, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources; reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development. Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and mentoring research associates and laboratory assistants.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree by September 2019


Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

Chemistry degree specializing in organic synthesis

Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents)

Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety

Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and mass spectral techniques as well as knowledge of related purification methods

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

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.

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.