Sr. Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jun 16, 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. In this dynamic role your duties will include process development support, analytical method development/ qualification and characterization of therapeutic proteins. Responsibilities include:


  • Hands-on application of standard protein characterization assays (SEC, CEX, CE-SDS, cIEF and MS)
  • Develop appropriate analytical methods to support product release and stability testing as well as process development; Qualify the methods per guidelines
  • Transfer analytical methods that support GMP campaign
  • Maintain electronic lab notebook and records in accordance with department policy
  • Good trouble shooting and problem resolution abilities using scientific judgment

Team Experience

  • Work in a dynamic matrix system to provide support as needed
  • Participate in team efforts to advance scientific development and technologies

Oral and written communication

  • Prepare presentation for group and project meetings as the need arises
  • Author internal procedures and reports

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry or related subject area OR Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry or related subject with at least 2 years working experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent analytical lab skills with wet chemistry and HPLC (e.g. Chromeleon or Empower); Experience with capillary electrophoresis and LC-MS is strongly desired
  • Hands-on experience with protein characterization
  • Knowledge of protein biochemistry and biophysical characterization
  • Proficiency in basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to excel in a team environment
  • Ability to read scientific literature and demonstrating scientific curiosity

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.

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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.