Amgen

Process Development Associate

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Jun 22, 2019
Ref
R-78842
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Process Development Associate - Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies to join our team and work from Amgen's beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA campus. To learn more about this position:

The Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at Amgen develops, characterizes, and supports clinical drug substance manufacturing processes for all early-stage programs in the Amgen portfolio.

This lab-based position is located at our Thousand Oaks, CA site. The successful candidate will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to enable clinical advancement of Amgen programs.

This role is in an integrated bioprocess development 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 to work on multiple modalities including antibodies, BiTEs, oncolytic viruses, bispecifics, and siRNAs.

The successful candidate will design and execute experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end-to-end drug substance process, including both cell culture and purification operations. 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. Finally, the candidate will also expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree

OR

Associate s degree with 4 years scientific experience

OR

High school diploma or GED and 6 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences with a demonstrated record of excellence.

Ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment.

Basic understanding of protein chromatography, filtration or cell culture principles; hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, and/or purification operations is a plus.

Prior experience with data analytical tools (Excel, Spotfire, etc.) is preferred. Experience with statistical analysis and programming in JMP, R, and/or Python environments is a plus.

Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Team player with the ability to successfully work within a diverse team in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.

Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data desirable

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical needs 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.

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.