FUEL Emerging Talent Rotational Program-Science

Juncos, PR, US
Sep 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is looking for proactive individuals, with strong analytical skills, decision-making, and leadership attributes, willing to join a Biotechnology World-class Company under our junior leadership Rotational Program. The objective is to develop future leaders with a blend of technical knowledge and soft skills (extra-curricular activities, leadership, and/or student's associations).

While being ambitious is a key, Amgen provides a robust system to make you successful. The Rotational Program's selected candidates will work under minimal supervision, but along a support system that consists of a Mentor, Buddy, Coach and Rotational Buddy to foster you during the assimilation process from Academia to Workplace. This two-year Rotational Program consists of three 8-months rotations in the areas of 1Manufacturing (Drug Product or Drug Substance), 2 Quality and 3 Wild Card within Process Development, Engineering, or Supply Chain.

Participants will graduate with diverse experience, technical skills and poise to make creative and meaningful decisions to serve our patients

We have several positions based in Juncos. Amgen Manufacturing Limited is chosen one of the top 3 Best Employers in Puerto Rico. Candidates will be interviewed 1 - 2 times between September and October 2019, and those selected will start in the summer of 2020.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leadership / Management
  • May direct operators on critical processes
  • May train staff to perform hands-on tasks
  • May act as safety representative
  • May assist with system ownership responsibilities
  • Meet with support system on a regular basis
  • Complete work of projects/tasks assigned
  • Responsible for present achievements to site management after each rotation
  • Will act as an Amgen ambassador during internal and external extra-curricular activities

  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (e.g. equipment logs, routine area audits, batch records)
  • May perform routine maintenance (including documentation of work performed, troubleshooting/system diagnostics, parts/system inventory, maintenance/calibration, equipment use/cleaning logs, internal equipment delivery for scheduled calibrations and scheduling vendor visits) of laboratory equipment as the responsible system owner
  • May verify experimental data, monitors and maintains raw material inventory, maintains/revises laboratory guidelines, maintains MSDS documentation up to date and provides basic experiment preparation support
  • Assists in the analysis and interpretation under direct supervision of own data and verifies experimental data from other lab group members
  • May develop basic scientific skills through routine laboratory tasks completion
  • May perform and monitor critical laboratory processes

  • Align with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Procedures
  • Regularly draft and revise "routine" documents (e.g. MPs, SOP's, and technical reports)
  • Demonstrate significant contributions to the business by identifying and recommending improvements related to routine functions
  • Recognize & accurately report problems
  • Maintains appropriate laboratory documentation up to date
  • Documents appropriate work output (lab notebook compliance, SOPs, etc.)
  • Reads and follows written technical procedures


Graduated from Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy or Industrial Biotechnology between 2018 and summer 2020, with a minimum general GPA of 3.20

If actively pursuing a Master's Degree, with a minimum general GPA of 3.20, and graduated from Bachelor Degree in Life Sciences, Pharmacy or Industrial Biotechnology


Research, Investigations and/or COOP related experience within a science based environment and a maximum of 2 years of work experience in a GMP/Manufacturing environment.

Preferred qualifications:
  • If graduated from Master's degree, graduation date from Bachelor's degree should have been completed between 2015 and 2017.
  • If actively pursuing a Master's Degree, graduated from Bachelor's degree with a minimum general GPA of 3.20 between 2015 and 2019.
  • Global mindset/ willing to accept overseas assignments
  • Results oriented
  • Clear, concise writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of cGMPs
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent communications skills in English
  • Basic word processing, and spreadsheet application skills (MS systems)
  • Ability to work as a teammate and/or independently, evaluate documentation and operations according to company procedures, interact constructively with peers and prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate the Amgen Values - Visit our site for additional details

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.