Senior Scientist - Analytical Chemistry (Small Molecule Programs)

Thousand Oaks, CA
Nov 27, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Scientist - Analytical Chemistry


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will support drug discovery teams by developing chromatographic methods and processes for the analysis and purification of small, RNAi, and conjugate molecules to support discovery efforts.

In addition, the successful candidate will develop custom separation, detection and quantitation methods to solve analytical problems encountered in various areas of synthetics and hybrid discovery. Utilization of a diverse set of instruments and technologies, such as (but not limited to) HPLC, SFC-MS, ion exchange chromatography, HPLC-MS, CE, mass-directed purification and preparative SFC is necessary.

The successful candidate is also expected to actively participate in research efforts directed at improving process efficiencies, expanding the range of assays and applications and improving technologies and infrastructure, from conceptualizing to experimental design through implementation.

Additional responsibilities will include mentoring or supervising junior-level staff, participating in national and international scientific meetings, and providing scientific reports that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Senior Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years scientific experience


Masters degree and 5 years scientific experience


Bachelors degree and 7 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Analytical and purification experience of small, RNAi, and conjugate molecules
  • Expertise/experience in at least one analytical technology beyond chromatography
  • Familiar with small molecule analysis and purification technologies such as HPLC, SFC, mass directed purification
  • Experience managing team of junior-level staff
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits
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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.