Process Development Scientist-Drug Product Technology

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 15, 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.

Process Development Scientist-Drug Product Technology


What you will do

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  • Focus on evaluation of drug candidate stability, structural elucidation, and identification of degradation pathways.
  • Provide synthetics molecule assessment (developability assessment) and preclinical formulation support
  • Enable lead optimization and form selection to meet discovery research and process development requirements (Target Product Profile).
  • Utilize predictive in silico and in vitro models to support molecule and biopharmaceutical assessments and identify development strategies
  • Provide early clinical support for synthetics liquid dosage forms (e.g. drug-in-bottle, parenteral, inhalation, topical) and conduct technical transfers to support clinical manufacturing (GMP).

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR Masters degree and 3 years of Scientist experience OR Bachelors degree and 5 years of Scientist experience OR Associates degree and 10 years of Scientist experience OR High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Scientist experience .

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree with 2+ years of industrial experience in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy, Chemistry or related field preferred
  • Experience in synthetic, mechanistic, or physical organic chemistry, and structural elucidation is preferred.
  • Experience in LCMS and NMR is beneficial.
  • Experience in pre-formulation techniques including HPLC analysis, physicochemical evaluation (solubility, stability, pKa and LogP determination, etc.) and solid-state characterization (DSC, TGA, XRPD, microscopy, moisture sorption, particle characterization, etc.) is beneficial.
  • Experience in chemical kinetics, pharmacokinetics or biopharmaceutical modeling is beneficial.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and be flexible in responsibilities.

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.