Amgen

Senior Scientist -- Discovery Scale-up and Development

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Ref
R-91797
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring in the Discovery Scale-Up and Development group (DSD) at our Research and Development facility in Thousand Oaks, CA.

This Senior Scientist will be part of an innovative team, with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the design of synthetic routes and the synthesis of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. The successful candidate will devise and implement creative scientific research through conducting laboratory experiments on a wide range of scales, planning detailed procedures for defined projects including timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results and necessary resources; reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data and results; providing regular updates, documentation, and/or communication on project results; collaborating with other scientists and keeping current with field of expertise, including literature and technology development. Additional responsibilities may include advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise; participating in national and international scientific meetings; providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions and mentoring research associates and laboratory assistants.

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree with 2 years of relevant experience
  • OR
  • Master's degree and 5 years of relevant experience
  • OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of relevant experience


Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree specializing in organic synthesis
  • 6+ years of experience in synthetic organic
  • Deep understanding of synthetic organic chemistry concepts and proven track record of addressing complex chemistry problems
  • Experience in process development including crystallization
  • Proven track record of academic and professional accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents)
  • Demonstration of good lab practices, with particular attention to safety
  • Clear understanding of structural determination using NMR and mass spectral techniques as well as knowledge of related purification methods
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)


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 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 and is matched by an unparalleled toolbox of therapeutic modalities ranging from small molecules to peptides to proteins to antibodies to live cell-therapies.

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.