Associate Career Discovery Program

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jan 12, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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 seeking early career, talented professionals to participate in our Career Discovery Program (CDP). The Career Discovery Program is a 2-year rotational program that includes three, 8-month assignments, spanning across different business functions. Associate Rotational Program participants will be challenged as they rotate throughout roles across the business, while being provided the outstanding opportunity to grow broadly early in career. Developing critical skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, communication and project management are at the core of every rotation.

This Career Discovery Program will expose participants to different areas of Amgen's business such as Research & Development, Global Commercial Operations & Marketing, Finance, Compliance, and Operations.

Starting from day one, participants will be introduced to the many nuances and complexities of our organization and asked to think creatively and independently. Members of the CDP will also be given the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams that include key groups across the business. CDP is supported by senior, executive leadership and provides staff in the program the opportunity to build long lasting mentorship relationships throughout career progression.

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

Responsibilities of Amgen's Career Discovery Rotational Program participants includes:

  • Executes and completes high-quality deliverables on time to support respective business functions
  • Manages cross-functional projects and initiatives
  • Participates in strategic planning and insight generation for respective groups
  • Maintains strong relationships with internal and external key players


Basic Qualifications:



  • Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science Degree completed by Summer 2020
  • Currently enrolled in final semester of a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Business, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Communication, Engineering, Biology, Psychology, Public Health, or related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in current program
  • Possess U.S. citizenship, permanent legal residence, or unrestricted work authorization in the U.S.


Preferred Qualifications:





  • Prior internships related to major and projected areas of interest
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starting nature; capable of and comfortable with independent critical thinking and problem solving; energized by change and challenges
  • Global mindset / willingness to relocate to other sites for future rotational assignments
  • Passionate about biotechnology field
  • Curiosity and desire to learn
  • Strong team player who can collaborate with colleagues on complex tasks
  • Track record of successfully owning, planning, and implementing multi-faceted projects
  • 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


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 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.