Associate Scientist Biological Relevance and Characterization

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jul 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking an Associate Scientist - Biological Relevance and Characterization to join our team and work from Amgen's beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA campus. To learn more about this position:

This position is responsible for developing, qualifying and transferring state-of-the-art and fit-for-purpose quantitative potency and characterization assays and supporting regulatory submissions.

Responsibilities include:

Implementing state-of-the-art and fit-for-purpose analytical methods for: release testing, stability testing, product characterization/optimization, reference standard characterization, and investigations

Preparing technical reports for investigations, product and impurity characterization, and regulatory submissions

Generating and analyzing analytical data to support: product development investigations, and regulatory submissions

May contribute to critical analytical development teams (e.g., Product and process development teams, Product quality teams) by providing analytical updates, analytical documentation and data interpretation

Keeps current in analytical development field including literature and technology development

Supporting analytical projects involving method development, qualification, and transfer

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 2 years of scientific experience,


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in cell culture, and cell biology techniques for quantitative determination of biological activity of proteins

Expertise in cell-based bioassay development (method characterization, qualification, validation, technical transfer)

Expertise with signal transduction, gene expression, receptor binding and fluorescent probe technologies

Experience in molecular biology techniques to manipulate plasmid constructs for generation of transfected stable cell lines

Innovation - supports new ideas and initiatives

Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills

Experience with automated liquid handling preferred

Client orientation- establishes effective and responsive relationships with all clients; ensures value is delivered

Communication and Interpersonal skills - communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams

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.

Join Us

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.

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