Amgen

Process Development Senior Associate

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Aug 16, 2019
Ref
R-81844
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Process Development Senior Associate to join the Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization in Thousand Oaks, CA. The pivotal DST organization is responsible for developing cell culture and purification manufacturing processes for Amgen's late stage pipeline.

Scope of work includes developing cell culture and purification processes for recombinant proteins to maximize the production yields, evaluating process robustness through process characterization, transferring processes to manufacturing, and conducting other relevant experiments such as for facility fit and raw material evaluation.

Responsibilities:
  • Work in a team environment to contribute to drug substance process development
  • Execute mammalian cell culture experiments at different scales in shake flasks and bioreactors
  • Execute purification experiments, mainly filtration and chromatography, at bench and pilot scale as needed
  • Document experimental data in lab notebooks
  • Analyze the data and present to the team
  • Author technical reports and support regulatory filing as needed
  • Contribute to technology development projects to seek continuous improvement in reliability and efficiency


The candidate will have opportunities to work in cell culture development and purification development to become a well-rounded process development scientist with experience in upstream and downstream.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree

OR

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Scientific or Operations experience

OR

Associate's degree and 6 years of Scientific or Operations experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Scientific or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, or Bioprocessing discipline or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry preferred
  • Relevant hands-on lab experience in cell culture or protein purification
  • Attention to details and critical thinking ability
  • Experience in Design of Experiments and statistical analysis is a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative 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.

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.

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, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.