Process Development Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 21, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Process Development Senior Associate


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will the scientist will serve as member of Drug Product development teams, providing hands-on formulation and process expertise during the development of clinical and commercial formulations for solid oral dosage forms. The individual will interface within the DPT department (ie. Preformulation, Solid State Sciences, etc.) and with external functions, such as Drug Substance Technologies, Attribute Sciences, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Contract Manufacturing, etc.

The Associate will design and execute formulation experiments, organize and analyze results with minimal supervision as well as communicate and present in team meetings. The experimental results will lead to the best possible formulation and processes.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek is a collaborative and curious professional with these qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS and or MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant field with demonstrated ability in pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on oral solid dosage forms is required (small molecules.)
  • In depth understanding of typical unit operations for the manufacture of oral solid dosage forms (i.e. granulation, roller compaction, drying, milling, blending, compression, film coating, etc.) is encouraged.
  • High level of proficiency on Roller Compaction using equipment with different configurations is major plus.
  • Experience in optimization and scale-up studies using QbD principles is also encouraged.
  • Experience interacting with Contract Research/Manufacturing Organizations is desirable.
  • Experience on unique technologies (e.g., spray drying, hot melt extrusion, controlled release formulations, etc.) is preferred.
  • Other preferred experiences are non-solid dosage forms and design of experiments.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective management and resolution of complex project-related issues involving collaborations with multiple functional areas is a must.

Basic Qualifications

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree & 2 years of scientific experience


Associate's degree & 6 years of scientific experience

High school diploma / GED and 8 years of scientific experience


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.