Senior Associate - Process Development (PD) Pre-Pivotal Attribute Sciences (AS)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 07, 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.

Senior Associate Process Development


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Job Description

The Department of Attribute Sciences in Process Development in Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate with a background in liquid chromatography (LC).

Under limited supervision, this hands-on laboratory-based position, Senior Associate, in PD Pre-Pivotal AS would primarily be responsible for running Product Quality (PQ) assays, for large volumes or high throughput (HT) sample submission for LC analytical support within set turn-around time (TAT) to meet clients expectations, as part of a team in ATO RA. The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Test samples using analytical instrumentations such as: Agilent HPLC, Waters UPLC, Cary 60/Solo VPE UV-Vis, Charles River Endosafe MCS

  • Document, analyze, and report results in a structured, high quality manner

  • Adhere to ATO RA TAT for HT samples and all required metrics

  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Review results, and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks

  • Work with development team to implement analytical methods in ATO RA, analyze and interpret data, and provide feedback on method robustness and performance

  • Provide technical input and generate written reports as needed

  • Author, review, and data verify technical documents

  • Communicate sample support timelines and project updates thoroughly and efficiently to all clients

  • Solve technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting

  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings

  • Interact with clients for data and project demands

  • Maintain instruments and follow labs general equipment cleaning protocols

  • Train new staff members with assigned assays

  • Manage sample logistics for LC PQ assays


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in life science or related field with 1-2 years of industry experience

  • Possess good technical analytical techniques for assays like affinity purification, LC, CE, and SDS-PAGE analyses

  • Experience with automation and software for use in high throughput lab setting

  • Proficient using data analyses software, for : Chromeleon, Empower, and 32Karat

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, a positive attitude and proactive approach


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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.