Process Development Senior Associate - Cellular Sciences/Biosafety Development

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 04, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.



What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will join our Biosafety Development (BSD) group to perform molecular assays and viral clearance assessment studies for various Amgens pharmaceutical products and will partake in technology development for detection and identification of adventitious agents of any type.

Primary focus will be on model virus production and characterization and performing assays for the detection of viruses and protein purification processes using AKTA Unicorn HPLC methods involving all modes of chromatography (e.g. affinity, ion exchange, hydrophobic, mixed mode).

Responsibilities will include:
  • Utilize chromatography techniques for the purification or removal of viruses
  • Characterization of virus preparations
  • Utilize molecular biology tech for the detection of adventitious agent, including viruses and mycoplasma
  • Maintenance of mammalian cell lines, Infection of cells with viruses and detection using qPCR methods
  • Identification of viruses, bacteria or fungus using sequencing methods


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 team-player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree OR

Bachelors degree & 2 years of scientific experience OR

Associates degree and 6 years of scientific experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 8 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands on experience with purification system, including but not limited to AKTA Chromatography system
  • Experience with scale-down models and process transfer
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and a desire to learn new scientific concepts
  • Work as a member of a small team to follow and develop methods
  • Demonstrate good planning and project execution skills
  • Clearly and concisely interpret and present data
  • Ability to understand, apply and evaluate cell biology, virology and mathematical principles


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.