Bioprocess Development Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jan 15, 2022
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.

The Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at Amgen develops, characterizes, and supports clinical drug substance manufacturing processes for all early-stage programs in the Amgen portfolio.

This lab-based position is located at our Thousand Oaks, CA site. The successful candidate will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream purification processes to enable clinical advancement of Amgen programs.

This role is in an integrated bioprocess development group in which cell culture and purification scientists work together to advance Amgens rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With Amgens biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity to work on multiple modalities including antibodies, BiTEs, bispecific molecules, and siRNA therapeutics.

The successful candidate will design and complete experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end-to-end drug substance process, within cell culture and purification operations. The candidate will apply established platform approaches and use problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges. Additionally, the candidate will apply out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development. Finally, the candidate will also expand and develop skills within purification development, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree OR Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences with a demonstrated record of excellence.

  • Ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment.

  • Basic understanding of cell culture and or purification techniques such as aseptic technique, , bioreactor production, protein chromatography, TFF, filtration, etc.; hands-on experience with cell culture or purification operations is a plus.

  • Prior experience with data analytical tools (Excel, Spotfire, etc.) is preferred. Experience with statistical analysis and programming in JMP, R, and/or Python environments is a plus.

  • Motivated self-starter with excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Standout colleague with the ability to successfully work within a diverse team in a dynamic, multi-functional environment.

  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data desirable.

As the successful candidate will be working on multi-functional process development teams, including research, manufacturing, engineering support groups, etc.


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 improve 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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