Process Development Scientist - Drug Product Technology Department

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 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.

Process Development Scientist-Drug Product Techonology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will support activities and represent Synthetics Enabling Technology (SET) on both Discovery Research and Early Development teams, providing functional area expertise. s.

  • 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 conducts 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 a highly motivated with these qualifications.

  • Doctorate degree & 0-2 years of scientific experience OR Masters degree & 3-5 years of scientific experience OR Bachelors degree & 5-7 years of scientific experience
  • Doctorate Degree with 2+ years of industrial experience in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy, Chemistry or related field Preferred
  • Experience in non-oral drug delivery systems (e.g. parenteral, inhalation or nasal) and be able to lead the formulation development and guide the drug product manufacturing.
  • 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.)
  • Experience in Pharmacokinetic or Biopharmaceutical modeling software
  • Experience in physical form screening and selection.
  • Abilities to take initiative, conduct independent pharmaceutics research 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.

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