PD Attribute Sciences Senior Associate Scientist

West Greenwich, RI
Jan 23, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


How will you usethat achievementsto 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.

PD Attribute Sciences Senior Associate Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!Thereanexciting career opportunity to join the Commercial Attribute Sciencesteamwithin the Process Development organizationat the Amgen Rhode Island site. In this role as aSeniorAssociateScientist, you will:

  • Apply established platform approaches and problem-solving skills to rapidly tackle challenges with an emphasis ona variety ofchromatographic systems(Agilent and Waters HPLCs and UHPLCs)and mass spectrometry methods(LC-MS/MS).

  • Execute characterization testing using multiple analytical methods and technologies to support commercial andprocess developmentprograms.

  • Interact and collaborate with multiple functional areas in matrix environment, both at site and network levels.

  • Interpret results, author and review technical reports and assessments.

  • Support technology and method lifecycle management, including method transfers, qualifications, improvements, trending and remediations.Serve asananalytical subject matter expert to support investigations carried out by other functional areas.

  • Work closely with process engineers and quality control laboratories to generate and interpret analytical data to provide guidance around process understanding and control

  • Support process improvements, including analytical comparability, small-scale model support

  • Providing expertise and evaluation of Amgens platform and analytical technologies, helping to drive innovation and efficiency within Process Development.

  • Other duties include maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dedicated professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degreeand 3 years ofScientific or Operations experience


Bachelors degree and5 years of Scientific or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhDin Biochemistry, Biomedical, Life Sciences or closely related field

  • 5+years of scientific experience providing and driving analytical deliverables for biopharmaceutical processes and product development

  • Expert knowledge of analytical methods/technologies used in biologics for both routine and characterization testing usingchromatography and mass spectrometry methods

  • Deep understanding of product quality attributes for biologics, their control strategies, quality attribute assessments, and Quality Target Product Profile throughout the lifecycle of a product

  • Experience with developing, implementing and commercializing methods for in-process testing, process characterization, release and stability testing.

  • Experience in data analysisandstatistical analysis

  • Experience in applying troubleshooting and investigation methodologies for problem solving

  • Experiencewith regulatory expectations related to analytical control strategies, familiar with applicable US and worldwide regulatory requirements

  • Familiarity with biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes

  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple tasks as well as work as part of a team

  • Experience workingwith electronic lab notebook (ELN)

  • Experience following Standard Operating Procedures within a laboratory setting

  • Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on complex and challenging objectives in defined timelines

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.

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.