Process Development Scientist - Drug Product

Juncos, PR, US
Aug 22, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Are you looking for a meaningful new opportunity to test and growth your scientific skills? We have an immediate need for a Process Development Scientist to join AML's Drug Product Process Development Team. This is an outstanding opportunity to seek a variety of challenges and responsibilities in support to our manufacturing facility at Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico. You will provide support to Amgen drug product network manufacturing operations.

The Role

This role will conceive, design, implement and execute specific scientific experiments, which contribute to the successful completion of goals and/or projects under general guidance of supervisor. Under general guidance of supervisor,
  • Conceives and designs, executes or evaluates, and interprets experimental strategies
  • Provides input to new processes to generate robust and reliable data
  • Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations
  • Technical lead in the transfer of new products/process to the manufacturing area including the development of characterization/validation strategies, executions and reports

  • Provide support to commercial operations on a day to day basis (Change control assessments, product impact assessments, document revisions, etc.)
  • Develops and follows timelines for completing project team work.
  • Designs, monitors or conducts experimental strategies or projects which significantly contribute to attaining high priority goals.
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in the development of new principles and concepts.
  • Conceive plans and conduct scientific research/investigation in areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Perform work that involves in-depth investigation of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas of investigation, and development of novel concepts.
  • Provides data analysis and interpretation, and assesses impact of the data on the project
  • Establish leads and/or participate in technical forums for sharing of best practices and application of formulation (parenteral/oral solid dosage), filling, granulation, compression, coating process expertise
  • Support technology transfer projects for the formulation(parenteral and solid dosage), filling, granulation, compression, coating operations. Prompt and regular attendance to workplace
  • May introduce advanced scientific methods.
  • Develops and implements new and novel protocols to address specific issues
  • May support or lead efforts with research, introduction of new technologies, manufacturing, process development, utilities, facilities, quality assurance and validation departments in developing requirements and recommendations for large and/or highly complex system/facility or process modifications.
  • May represent the department on project teams under supervision of a senior scientific staff member.
  • May initiate productive collaborations within and outside of the department or company.
  • Advises or assists others in experimental design and/or interpretation/diagnosis of data and implementing innovative remedies.
  • Independently authors scientific reports, summary documents, complex regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents.
  • May develop supervisory and mentoring skills.
  • Interacts effectively with variety of communication and working styles
  • Be flexible to support extended hour, non-standard shifts and manage changes.

You will need

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 3 years of Process Development and/or Technical Services experience in GMP regulated industry
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Process Development and/or Technical Services experience in GMP regulated industry

  • Education discipline/background in Life Sciences and/or Engineering (Studies in Biochemistry or Protein Synthesis)
  • Knowledgeable and experience in oral solid dosage manufacturing process (experience working with wet granulation, , direct compression, dry granulation, , tablet compression/capsule fillingand coating is preferred)
  • Experienced in parenteral aseptic and oral dosage formulation processes.
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech processes.
  • Familiarity with documentation in a highly regulated environment.
  • Ability to interpret and apply GLP's and GMPs.
  • Ability to apply science to production.
  • Able to develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope.
  • Advanced laboratory work skills
  • Experience in technology transfer and process validation lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Validation processes and requirements as applied to new equipment installations
  • Comprehensive understanding of validation protocol execution requirements
  • Good understanding of process monitoring and statistical tools
  • Be organized, have multi-task project experience and be able to communicate & work well with other departments
  • Skills in the following areas:
    • Verbal communication(English / Spanish)
    • Problem solving
    • Written communication including technical writing skills (English / Spanish)
    • Statistical analysis
    • Design of Experiments
    • Project management
    • Negotiation, persuasion and facilitation
    • Collaboration
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Leadership and teambuilding
  • Computer literacy (Windows environment: Word, Excel, Power Point, Minitab, MS Project).
  • Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a 'Best Place To Work'. We offer a superior benefits package that includes a competitive healthcare plan, an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, college coach assistance and wellness program - and on-site child care and fitness facilities - you will find us focused on your well-being too.

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.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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, 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.