Senior Associate Pilot Plant - Process Development Process Engineering Lab

West Greenwich, RI, US
Nov 05, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
The Amgen Rhode Island Process Development Process Engineering Lab (Pilot Plant) provides critical technical support for team supply, commercial process development, technology transfer, process characterization, and scale-up / scaledown activities. This position will directly support cell culture, harvest, and purification process studies using 100L, 200L, 300L, 500L scale pilot equipment including bioreactors (Single Use and Stainless), chromatography skids, and filtration systems.

This is a day (administrative) shift that includes off shift coverage.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Set up and operation of bioreactors and vessels, flask passages, filtration, centrifugation harvest and downstream equipment such as chromatography and UF/DF skids
  • Provide bench work such as titration and filtration
  • Process sampling and monitoring
  • Perform new product introductions, technology transfer, and participate in equipment or experiment design
  • Documentation in electronic lab notebooks

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's and 2 years of biotechnology experience in manufacturing, engineering or process development


Associate's degree and 2 years of biotechnology experience in manufacturing, engineering or process development


High school diploma / GED and 2 years of biotechnology experience in manufacturing, engineering or process development

Preferred Qualifications
  • An established record of encouraging safety in a lab or manufacturing setting
  • Experienced in performing bioprocess unit operations in cell culture and/or purification
  • Experience with Single Use Bioreactors up to 500L
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting process equipment issues including automation control strategies and utilities such as clean in place (CIP) and clean steam Specific hands on experience with DeltaV
  • Experience in the operation of control systems (Delta V) and method development on GE purification systems using Unicorn
  • Experience of process data analysis and interpretation
  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and sites
  • Experience of customer service focus
  • Ability to communicate proficiently
  • Experience in leading Operational Excellence (OE) efforts to drive efficiency and safety

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.

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.