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Associate Higher Order Structure

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 13, 2022
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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.

Associate Higher Order Structure


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

The successful candidate will perform sample preparation, testing, methods development and characterization using spectroscopic techniques such as Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, and SE-HPLC-LS to support product and process characterization activities for protein biopharmaceutical products. Activities will include the characterizing of higher order structure and size variants for biologicals, and will be applied in comparability and similarity studies, technology development efforts, and in non-routine investigations. Other duties include sample preparation, complex data analyses, generation of technical documents and technical presentations, and setting of acceptance criteria in support of process development, process/method transfers, and comparability/similarity studies. The position requires demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other scientists, and to have the capacity to be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics or related discipline ; OR Associates degree Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics or related discipline and 4 years of work experience in the biopharmaceutical industry; OR High school diploma / GED and 6 years of work experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience related to biophysical characterization in protein drug products, including the use of spectroscopic techniques such as FTIR, and CD for protein structure analysis.

  • Hand-on experience with HPLC systems for the separation and characterization of proteins.

  • Strong laboratory analytical skills, including routine testing as well as the design and execution of scientific experiments and interpretation of results.

  • Experience developing, qualifying, and/or validating analytical methods, analyzing data, and setting acceptance criteria to support product comparability/similarity studies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other scientists on multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams.


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 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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, 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.


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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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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