Associate FUEL Rotational Program

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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's "Fuel Your Potential" Emerging Talent Rotational Program (ETRP) is committed to provide an enriching environment to inspire innovation and career growth. We're looking for upcoming college graduates who are self-motivated individuals, with strong analytical skills, decision-making, and leadership attributes, seeking to join a World-Class Biotechnology Company. The objective is to develop future leaders with a blend of technical knowledge and soft skills (extracurricular activities, leadership, and/or associations), so that participants are

ready to make a positive impact and use their talents to accomplish more than they thought possible.

While being self-motivated is a key, Amgen provides a robust system to make you successful. The ETRP's selected candidates will work under minimal supervision, but along with a solid mentor, coach, and buddy support system to guide you during the assimilation process from Academia to Workplace, and throughout the program. This two-year Rotational Program consists of three 8-month rotations in Operations. Example functions include Manufacturing, Quality, Process Development, Engineering, and Supply Chain.

We have open positions based in Thousand Oaks, CA, with a start date in summer of 2021.

Amgen offers staff members a Total Rewards package, which includes excellent benefits, competitive base pay, bonus opportunities, stock plans, an outstanding work environment and the chance to grow, both financially and professionally.


Leadership / Management
  • Meet with support system on a regular basis
  • Complete deliverables of projects/tasks assigned
  • Will participate in regularly scheduled meetings with all ETRP participants and Program Manager to present and report out on accomplishments and deliverables

  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions
  • Perform routine project management
  • May assist 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

  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Procedures as applicable
  • May 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
  • Maintain appropriate documentation up to date
  • Document appropriate work output (lab notebook compliance, SOPs, etc.)
  • Read and follow written technical procedures

  • Currently enrolled in final year of Bachelor's Degree Program in Life Sciences, Engineering or other relevant disciplines, scheduled to graduate no later than summer 2021
  • Minimum GPA 3.2 or higher
  • 2 or less years relevant Work-Experience

  • Proven leadership skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Results oriented
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills (both written and verbal), word processing, and spreadsheet application skills (MS systems)
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate the Amgen Values
  • Global mindset / Willingness to relocate to other Operations Sites for future career opportunities (including overseas)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and/or independently, evaluate documentation and operations according to company procedures, interact constructively with peers and prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a high-performance culture
  • Robust curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to apply research findings, gather information, interpret and analyze results, develop and implement a logical and strategic plan of action
  • Ability to think critically, proactively anticipate problems and propose solutions
  • Ability to work effectively/collaboratively across teams, levels of management, across partnerships, leverage contact network to motivate diverse teams, and enable cross-functional collaborations
  • Basic understanding of cGMPs
  • Previous Amgen intern and/or Co-Op experience in a GMP/Manufacturing environment

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.