Process Development Scientist - Attribute Science

Cambridge, MA
Jul 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.

Process Development Scientist - Pivotal Attribute Science

Amgens Attribute Sciences (AS) department within the Process Development (PD) organization defines the favorable quality characteristics of the therapies it produces, and optimizes state-of-the-art analytical tools to guide that development. The Pivotal PD organizations focus is developing and commercializing robust manufacturing processes across a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTEs), live oncolytic viruses, and synthetic medicines.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will design and carry out analytical experiments to support process and product characterization for pivotal and commercial and development products. He/she will utilize strong expertise in mass spectrometry and separation sciences to perform testing and characterization studies, as well as optimize analytical methods bring to bear the latest advances in analytics.

  • Testing and characterization of protein products: Design and execute studies, interpret results, author technical reports and analytical CMC sections in regulatory documents

  • Analytical methods: Development, qualification, remediation, and transfer. Author technical protocols, reports and SOPs for analytical methods

  • Serve as analytical subject matter expert to support investigations and studies carried out by other functional areas

  • Effectively interfacing and collaborating with other functional area colleagues within Process development to support and advise design of characterization studies, data analysis and communicating results

  • Providing expertise and evaluation of Amgens platform and analytical technologies, helping to drive innovation and efficiency within Process Development

  • Providing characterization results and/or authoring sections of Amgens clinical trial and marketing applications, helping to refine Amgens analytical regulatory strategies


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 4 years of life science industry experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of life science industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience within an industrial laboratory performing methods development to support biologics quality testing

  • Demonstrated expertise in mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, and protein chemistry, including glycoproteins analysis, with a proven track record of successful LC and LC-MS method development

  • Expertise in capillary electrophoresis

  • Functional understanding of ICH and USP guidelines product quality.

  • Experience solving sophisticated problems, ability to work independently, proactively seek outside resources and collaborate, self-starter and team player with strong leadership and decision making skills capable of providing mentorship to junior staff

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on complex projects


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.