Process Development Senior Associate

Cambridge, MA
Dec 02, 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


Amgen is seeking a Process Development Senior Associate to join the Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies (DST) organization in Thousand Oaks, CA. The pivotal DST organization is responsible for developing cell culture and purification manufacturing processes for Amgens late stage pipeline.

Scope of work includes developing cell culture and purification processes for recombinant proteins to maximize the production yields, evaluating process robustness through process characterization, transferring processes to manufacturing, and conducting other relevant experiments such as facility fit and raw material evaluation.

  • Work in a team environment to contribute to drug substance process development.
  • Execute mammalian cell culture experiments at different scales in shake flasks and bioreactors.
  • Execute purification experiments, mainly filtration and chromatography, at bench and pilot scale as needed.
  • Document experimental data in lab notebooks.
  • Analyze the data and present to the team.
  • Author technical reports and support regulatory filing as needed.
  • Contribute to technology development projects to seek continuous improvement in reliability and efficiency.
What you will do

The candidate will have opportunities to work in cell culture development and purification development to become a well-rounded process development scientist with experience in upstream and downstream.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The process development professional we seek is an ambitious individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree and 2 years of scientific or Operations experience


Masters degree

Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, or Bioprocessing discipline or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant hands-on lab experience in cell culture or protein purification.
  • Attention to details and critical thinking ability.
  • Experience in Design of Experiments and statistical analysis is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

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.

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