Process Development Scientist - Technology - Structural Attributes

Thousand Oaks, CA
Aug 03, 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 - Technology - Structural Attributes


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for the strategy, execution, analysis and communication of biophysical studies.

  • You will apply state of the art analytical technology for assessing higher order structure and aggregation properties applying biophysical techniques for the product characterization of biopharmaceuticals.

  • Help to drive the development and deployment of new analytical methods, and effectively communicate scientific results with internal and external partners across a global network.


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 sciences industry experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of life sciences industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Life Sciences

  • Expertise in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) for the characterization of the structure of macromolecules.

  • Strong experience with techniques to assess protein aggregation and high molecular weight species of macromolecules, including analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), size exclusion chromatography, and light scattering (SEC-MALS).

  • Robust understanding and hands-on experience of biochemistry and protein sample handling. Experience from a Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Company environments is considered an advantage.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for the timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of scientific results in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment

  • Understanding of the regulatory landscapes for biopharmaceuticals.

  • Critically analyze and interrogate various biophysical data sets to drive and influence the process.

  • Ability to propose and drive new scientific initiatives.

  • Ability to mentor peers and junior staff.


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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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.