Emerging Talent Rotational Program (ETRP)

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As a leader in biotechnology, Amgen is looking for self-motivated individuals, with strong analytical skills, decision-making, and leadership attributes, interested in joining our Emerging Talent 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 self-motivated is key, we provide a robust system to make you successful. The Emerging Talent Rotational Program's selected candidates will work under minimal supervision, but will be provided mentorship and buddy support system to foster you during the assimilation process from Academia to Workplace. This two-year rotational program consists of three 8-month rotations within the Operations organization. Examples include Manufacturing, Process Development (Drug Product or Drug Substance), Quality, Engineering, or Supply Chain.

We have positions based in Thousand Oaks, CA. Target start date for the role is summer 2020.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leadership / Management
  • May train staff to perform hands-on tasks
  • May act as program representative and assist with system ownership responsibilities and complete deliverables of projects/tasks assigned
  • Meet with support system on a regular basis
  • Responsible for present achievements to Operations Talent Council after each rotation

  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions
  • May perform routine project management (including documentation of work performed, troubleshooting/system diagnostics, parts/system inventory, maintenance/calibration, internal equipment delivery for scheduled calibrations and scheduling vendor visits) as the responsible project 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 group members
  • May develop basic scientific skills through routine laboratory tasks completion

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

Basic qualifications:

Master's Degree by Summer 2020


Bachelor's Degree by Summer 2020

Preferred qualifications:
  • Minimum GPA 3.2 or higher
  • 1-2 years directly related work experience
  • Internship and / or co-op experience directly related to biotechnology industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Globally mobile
  • Global mindset/ willing to accept overseas assignments
  • Results oriented
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of cGMPs
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Strong technical communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact effectively and appropriately with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work as a team player and/or independently, evaluate documentation and operations according to company procedures, interact constructively with peers, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated collaborative experience and ability to effectively work through others

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.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need 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.

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.