Process Development Senior Associate/Chemistry

Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 26, 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 Senior Associate/Chemistry


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this dynamic role you will support all aspects of small molecule process development to advance the Amgen pipeline as part of the Pivotal Drug Substance Process Development organization. Job functions include:

  • Participating in drug substance development teams and will be expected to develop innovative solutions to prepare small molecule drug candidates.
  • Research activities include reaction development, characterization of reaction profiles and isolated compounds, process scale-up development, participating in cGMP campaigns targeting bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient to support clinical supply and commercial process development activities.
  • Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks and computer files, participate in group and project meetings, and attend seminars
  • Work in a team environment collaborating with various colleagues in process development and engage in tech transfer activities with Amgens global partners.

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 driven with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications
  • Masters degree OR Bachelors degree and 2 years of Scientific, Process Development or Operations experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters in Organic Chemistry
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Broad knowledge of organic chemistry reactions and current scientific literature
  • Basic laboratory skills including synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic small molecules
  • Analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC and Mass Spec
  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting analytical data
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of basic office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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.

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.