Senior Scientist (Single Use Technologies)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Senior Scientist Process Development to join our team and work from either our beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA or Cambridge, Mass campuses. To learn more about this position:

The Material Sciences team within Process Development provides scientific expertise and technical support to Amgen's commercial, clinical and development portfolio. The Senior Scientist will serve as an authority in materials (e.g. plastics, rubbers, elastomers, etc.) of single-use systems (e.g. disposable components for bioreactors and mixers, tube sets etc.) for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. They will use their knowledge of the application of single-use technologies, single-use component capabilities, and the raw material composition of the systems to define target attribute profiles, support the development of attribute-driven specifications, and evaluate raw material related risks to ensure the selection of single-use technologies is based upon an understanding of how the material attributes impact process performance and product quality. In addition, they will provide technical evaluations for supplier change notifications and change controls.

The Senior Scientist will assist with troubleshooting activities and investigations associated with single-use technologies and will also support our interactions with regulatory agencies through the support of submissions, questions, and during inspections.

This role will involve building and maintaining effective multi-functional collaborations with peers from across the Amgen network, as well as, our vendors to ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality single-use systems to Amgen. This position may include site technical visits and the opportunity to drive strategic improvement projects within Amgen and with our vendors. This role provides an opportunity to work with multi-functional partners at multiple global locations and to influence the next generation technologies Amgen uses to manufacture our innovative portfolio and pipeline of medicines. Working in a matrixed global team environment, this position will develop and implement state-of-the-art materials and connected technologies to enable advanced single-use integrated solutions to advance the next generation of products and processes at Amgen.

10% travel: Domestic and International

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of directly related industry experience


Master's degree and 5 years of directly related industry experience


Bachelor's degree and 7 years of directly related industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate or Master's degree in Materials Science & Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant discipline and 3 plus years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or other related industry involving the implementation or application of single-use technologies

Experience with upstream and downstream processing

Experience with statistical data analysis such as design of experiments, regression, and

multivariate statistics

Experience with data visualization and analytical software

Knowledge or direct experience with state-of-the art advanced materials and data


Proven external scientific track record which may include peer reviewed publications,

scientific conference participation or participation in industry working groups

or panels

Advanced scientific writing, problem solving skills and abilities with technology


Previous experience working in a regulated environment and previous experience with

interacting with regulatory agencies

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a consistent 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.

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.