Process Development Senior Associate - Cellular Sciences/Critical Reagents

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 28, 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.

Process Development Senior Associate Scientist - Critical Reagents Group


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will serve our global Amgen network with the creation, inventory and distribution of critical reagents required for characterization, in-process and release testing of Amgen biological products.

You will work with a small team of outstanding scientists to lead and support the purification and conjugation of antibodies and proteins used in Immunoassays, bioassays, the creation and characterization ready-to-plate bioassay cell banks as well as technology development efforts to continuously improve existing processes

  • Purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and conjugation of proteins using resin-based technologies and HPLC instruments,

  • Characterization of Critical Reagents utilizing Biacore, 2D gel and western blots and preparation of Certificates of Analysis

  • Creation and characterization of adherent and suspension cell lines to build robust and high quality cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based bioassays

  • Management of a sophisticated inventory database and inventory forecasting and planning

  • Assess, develop and implement process improvements for generation and inventory management of all critical reagents

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional team members, clients and partner organizations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a hardworking and highly motivated scientist with these qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of life sciences industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong hands-on experience in antibody purification and cell culture/cell biology techniques, protein conjugation,

  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand, apply, and evaluate principles of protein chemistry and cell biology.

  • Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills; Demonstration of proficiency in digital data analysis and visualization

  • Experience in digital inventory database management

  • Strong and broad skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management; specifically, knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet. Successfully manages multiple projects from conception through completion

  • Innovation and complexity: Make changes in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.

  • Communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams

  • Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, and advanced laboratory work 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 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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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.