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Scientist - mRNA Analytical Chemist

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Aug 4, 2022
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HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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.

Scientist mRNA Analytical Chemist Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital Scientist role, you will be part of the fast-paced, integrated and interactive department of RNA Therapeutics with responsibilities including, but not limited to the discovery, design, analysis, and purification of novel compounds for potential clinical drug development. This will include the opportunity to work within Amgens RNA Therapeutics Discovery group, which is focused on innovative approaches to design and deliver RNA to modulate intractable targets in unmet medical conditions.

  • The Scientist will work as part of the RNA Therapeutics Discovery team responsible for developing RNA design, characterization and purification strategies.
  • Design and optimize processes for the analysis of mRNA in vitro transcription (IVT) products, including devising mRNA IVT by-product analysis and purification strategies.
  • Responsible for characterization of RNA post encapsulation in lipid nanoparticles (LNPs).
  • Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Implementing creative scientific strategies to address therapeutic RNA challenges through conducting laboratory experiments, working closely with other researchers to influence team direction and advance programs, communicating progress and strategy in various forums, and preparing technical documents.
  • Interact directly with researchers within RNA Therapeutics, the Research Biomics Group, and multiple Therapeutic Areas to optimize mRNA translation through transcript design, modification, production and LNP-mediated delivery.
  • Serve as a scientific resource to the department who will champion new technologies/ideas to enhance capabilities.
  • The Scientist may directly or indirectly lead research associates within a collaborative environment and be responsible for technical training and professional development.
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What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The RNA Therapeutics professional we seek is a self-disciplined Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic qualifications
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Master's degree and 4 years of mRNA analysis, characterization, or purification, pharmaceutical research experience, or equivalent experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of mRNA experience, or equivalent experience with additional RNA analytics or pharmaceutical research experience
Preferred qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a similar field
  • Candidates should have a strong background (2+ years) in mRNA characterization including expertise in traditional large molecule analytical techniques
  • Experience in lab scale analysis of IVT mRNA transcripts and mRNA-LNP formulations
  • Proficient skills in purification and analytical characterization of RNA
Thrive

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


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, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.

Company

We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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Phone
805-447-1000
Location
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
California
91320-1799
United States
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