Scientist - Bioanalytical Sciences

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 04, 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.



What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The department of Translational Safety & Bioanalytical Sciences (TS&BA) within Amgen is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel effective, safe medicines. TS&BA scientists work closely in partnership with disciplines such as protein therapeutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacology and regulatory to design promising clinical therapeutic candidates, conduct preclinical development studies, support clinical evaluation and contribute to regulatory submissions.

In this vital role you will contribute to developing, validating and implementing robust bioanalytical methods for the measurement of large molecule biotherapeutics. These methods will be required to support both nonclinical and clinical studies. The primary responsibilities of the Scientist will include:

  • Design and execution of innovative scientific experiments for development, validation and implementation of robust bioanalytical methods for large molecule biotherapeutics, including Oligonucleotides in clinical and nonclinical study samples.
  • Develop and implement new and novel protocols to address specific issues and/or troubleshoot and improve current existing assay platforms towards being more robust and transferable.

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualifications professional we seek is a Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 4 years of pharmaceutical-biotechnology and/or CRO industry and/or Scientific experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of pharmaceutical-biotechnology and/or CRO industry and/or Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of laboratory experience.
  • Experience in any of the following areas: immunology, immunochemistry, biochemistry, cell biology or equivalent.
  • Experience in developing and validating of ligand binding assays.
  • Working knowledge of the regulatory (GxP) requirements for bioanalysis in drug development and possess critical thinking skills with an ability to integrate data and information to solve complex problems to advance drug discovery and development programs.
  • Experience communicating complex ideas to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive scientific excellence and innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience of contributing as lead author on external peer review publications.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with excellent verbal and written 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 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.