Process Development Principal Scientist: Pivotal Drug Product Technologies

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel likeyourepart of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that reachover 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Process Development Principal Scientist: Pivotal Drug Product Technologies


What you will do

Letsdo this.Letschange the world.In this vital group leader role for the Pivotal Drug Product Technologiesgroupyou willprovidetechnical and project leadership while integrating information generated bycross-functional teams to ensure success throughthe commercialization process.


  • Oversight oflate-stagebiologics drug product formulation and fill/finish process development.

  • Lead cross-functional Drug Product Commercialization Teams responsible for formulation development, fill/finish process development / characterization, technology transfer and regulatory authoring for pipeline and lifecycle management projects.

  • Lead all aspects of and engage in the planning, design, execution, and documentation of formulation and fill/finish process development studies.

  • Manage a team of engineers and scientists to advance program and functional objectives.

  • Participate and lead global cross-functional teams working effectively in a highly matrixed team environment to motivate change, efficiency and strong relationships.

  • Author and review guideline documents, technical protocols, reports, product impact assessments, and regulatory sections in support of INDAand marketing application submissions.

  • Drive continuous improvement in the drug product development process through technological innovation and application of first principles in process engineering.

  • Serve as subject matter expert in drug product technologies and help drive best practices and technical advancements.

  • Deliver progress reports and presentations to ensure management awareness and engagement of the status, progress, strategy and future program and functional needs.

  • Expand the utilization of advanced IS systems to improve drug product design through faster data availability, leveraging historical information, analyzing large data sets, and statistical analysis

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Masters degree and 6 years of scientific experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of scientific experience

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek has the following qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Biotechnology or Material Science.

  • 10+ years of post-PhD experience including elements of formulation and fill/finish process development, process characterization, technical transfers to manufacturing sites, and statistical design and analysis of experiments, and regulatory authoring.

  • Leadership of highly technical professionals with demonstrated results driving forward pipeline and lifecycle management programs.

  • Hands-on experience bringing new biotech products to market, across various dosage forms and device delivery systems.

  • Experience with advanced drug delivery for biologics including sustained release, nasal, pulmonary, or dermal delivery.

  • Outstanding knowledge of formulation, aseptic processing and manufacturing of biotechnology products, vials, syringes, cartridges, devices, disposables, modeling, and the associated GMP/Device documentation and regulatory filings.

  • Strong problem solving and effective cross-functional communication skills and ability to influence colleagues with ideas.

  • Previous scientific and managerial experience in support of drug product development, investigations and regulatory filing.

  • Ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace.

  • Demonstrated track record of publication, patents and presentations.


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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.