Material Scientist - Cell Culture

Cambridge, MA
May 05, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


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

Material Scientist - Cell Culture


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will join the Material Sciences team within Attribute Sciences. This team provides scientific and technical support to Amgens commercial, clinical and development portfolio. This role will require a deep technical understanding of cell culture media, media supplements and how these impact process performance and product attributes. This role will involve close collaboration with internal material supply groups, Amgen Quality and our vendors to ensure uninterrupted supply of quality materials to Amgen. This role may include site technical visits and the opportunity to drive strategic improvement projects within Amgen and with our vendors. This candidate will also support troubleshooting activities and investigations associated with cell culture media and will also support our interactions with regulatory agencies through the support of submissions, questions and during inspections.

Working in a matrixed global team environment, this candidate will develop and implement state-of-the-art materials and connected technologies to enable advanced materials integrated solutions to advance the next generation of products and processes at Amgen.


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 individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree


Masters Degree and 4 years of Operations or Process Development experience


Bachelors and 6 years of Operations or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

2+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry which includes participation or experience with media development

Experience with statistical data analysis such as design of experiments, regression, and multivariate statistics

Experience with data visualization and analytical software (i.e Spotfire, JMP, Tableau)

Knowledge or direct experience with state-of-the art advanced materials, sensing, data acquisition

A track record of demonstrated external scientific work which may include peer reviewed publications, scientific conference participation or participation in industry working groups or panels

Advanced scientific writing, problem solving skills and abilities with technology commercialization

Previous experience working in a regulated environment and previous experience with interacting with regulatory agencies would be an advantage


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 Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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.