Scientist - Large Molecule Release Testing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Feb 26, 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 - Large Molecule Release Testing


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will join the Attribute Sciences group within Process Development provides scientific and technical expertise to support development and commercialization of Amgen's pipeline of drug candidates. The department identifies and coordinates the achievement of desired product quality attributes towards target product profiles, develops and applies fit-for-purpose analytical methodologies. This position is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Amgen, the world's leading biotechnology company, to unlock the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses.

The successful candidate will lead a team within Large Molecule Release Testing (LMRT) lab responsible for a) release and stability testing of early phase Tox and GMP materials using bioassay, immunoassays and qPCR under cGMP regulations, troubleshooting method related issues and method transfer per project timelines. This individual will partner with the development team and other parts of the LMRT to deliver high quality results for lot release and stability testing in a timely and compliant fashion.
  • Lead team to complete product release testing, stability testing and its associated activities within defined timeline and with high quality
  • Ensure cGMP compliance requirements are met in day to day work
  • Provide technical leadership in support of incoming method transfer/qualification, method optimization, troubleshooting method related issues, and investigations
  • Generating, analyzing, and critical review of analytical data to support product release and stability, investigations, and regulatory submissions
  • Provides training and mentoring to staff
  • Managing timelines and resources to delivery to major achievements using methodological approaches
  • Drive process improvement initiatives and collaboration with partner organizations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The team lead professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of related scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of related scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experiences in bioassay and binding assays used to test diverse modalities including monoclonal, bispecific antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers ("BiTEs"), and other protein modalities.
  • Previous experience managing teams and/or leading projects
  • Working experience in GMP environment and familiarity with good documentation practices
  • Self-motivated individual who can adhere to timelines and strive for delivering high quality results
  • Familiarity with immunoassay and qPCR is a plus
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, attention to details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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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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.