Scientist - Protein Chemistry

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 05, 2021
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.

Scientist - Protein Chemistry


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for the optimization, production, assessment, and selection of large molecule therapeutic drug candidates, with many of the molecules of interest being complex biologics.
  • The Protein Chemistry group is primarily responsible for the purification and analytical assessment of novel and complex scaffold molecules, often antibody-based, that will be the next generation of large molecules therapeutics.
  • Be a part of a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in protein engineering, purification and characterization of large molecule drug candidates with a heavy focus on purification and characterization.
  • The candidate should be capable of being a scientific leader with the ability to drive innovation, lead projects and teams, solve complex technical problems and work independently as well as in cross-functional teams.
  • The individual should also be innovative in developing methodologies that enhance protein chemistry capabilities, reduce cycle time, increase throughput and improve the quality of our lead molecules.
  • The Scientist should be able to interpret and report scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions, and participate in internal and external scientific meetings.
  • Good written and oral presentation skills are a must.


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 strong leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience OR

Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2+ years Postdoctoral experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work flexibly with a high sense of urgency in a cross-functional highly matrixed team environment
  • Expertise in purification of complex engineered large molecules
  • Expertise in advanced protein characterization and analytical techniques
  • Knowledge in high through-put purification of large engineered panels of biologics molecules
  • Ability to multi-task and work flexibly with a high sense of urgency in a cross-functional team environment
  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in research, exemplified by a strong publication and or patent record
  • Knowledge in cloning, protein engineering and mammalian cell protein expression is a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


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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