Senior Associate- Analytical Development

Cambridge, MA
Sep 30, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


There an exciting career opportunity to join the Pivotal Attribute Sciences team based in Amgen Cambridge, Massachusetts site. In this role of Senior Associate you will:

Work within a collaborative matrix environment to support product and process characterization studies, data analysis and investigations.

With general guidance, this role will purify and test late stage protein pharmaceutical products with advanced analytical methods including HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEX (cation exchange), HILIC (hydrophilic interaction)

Contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, support qualification, transfer and validation experiments with a focus on separation-based purity methods

Other duties include data analysis, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, general laboratory housekeeping


Masters degree


Bachelors degree & 2 years of directly related experience


Associates degree & 4 years of directly related experience


High school diploma/GED & 6 years of directly related experience


  • MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Analytical Chemistry or closely related field
  • Experience in an industrial or academic analytical laboratory supporting characterization of protein therapeutics
  • Hands on experience with analytical methodologies used to characterize protein therapeutics including CE, SEC, IEX, RP and HILIC
  • Experience with CE and LC instrument handling and troubleshooting
  • Experience in glycan characterization is a plus
  • Working knowledge of data processing and analysis tools in Excel and other statistical software
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment and collaborate effectively
  • Ability to independently prioritize, manage and schedule tasks in order to meet deliverables
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is a plus

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.