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Lab Automation Applications Engineer

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 15, 2022
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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Lab Automation Applications Engineer


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Research & Automation Technologies group is seeking to fill a Principal Engineer position to expand the group's impact into Process Development. In this vital role, you will be responsible for the delivery of innovative lab automation solutions that speed the development of critical drugs for Amgens patients. These solutions will come from the Principal Engineers ability to collaborate with stakeholder scientists to help develop and fine tune their processes through an innovative combination of existing and new lab automation and software. This position requires both breadth and depth of mechanical and software engineering skills, as well as industry knowledge and a lot of creativity. Specific responsibilities will include:

Support the development of workflows for high-throughput robotic platforms in Drug Substance Technologies in Process Development including:

  • Biologics:
  • Liquid handlers including Biomek, TECAN, Hamilton and/or Dynamic Devices that support molecular biology, cell culture, and purification workflows
  • Berkeley Lights Beacon
  • Ambr 15, Ambr 250
  • Synthetics
  • Unchained Powder Junior - Many-to-Many solid dispensing + 6-tip needle for liquid dispensing
  • Unchained OSR/Junior 1-tip needle for liquid dispensing; built-in 8-well pressurized reactor
  • Quantos Chronect Many-to-Many solid dispensing
  • Quantos QS30 Single-to-Many solid dispensing

Automated Data Integration Support Drug Substance Technologies team with automation of data integration from multiple instruments to automate data visualization and decision making. We have multiple servers that house different pieces of information. Our current process is to output each piece of data as csv file and manually manipulate to join the data together. Support someone who can write a program that can automate the data integration.

Custom Built Lab Parts Translate requirements into solid models (SolidWorks), then hand over for fabrication (by 3D printing, laser cutting, machining, etc.) custom parts and assemblies.

For all of the above:

  • Coordinate maintenance and update/s for hardware and software, instrument repairs and PM for automation platforms.
  • Collaborate with IS and trouble shoot software, driver and connection issues.
  • Support script writing and troubleshooting for Liquid handlers
  • Track/record problems with the system and provide hands-on assistance in error-recovery / troubleshooting as needed
  • Collaborate with internal and external groups to identify appropriate solutions to improve methods and workflows
  • Help support the creation of user guides and train staff as needed and assist with operation of automation platforms.
  • Point person for the latest automation technologies/ instrumentation for current and future business needs

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 Engineer with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of related experience


Masters degree and 6 years of related experience


Bachelors degree and 8 years of related experience


Associates degree and 10 years of related experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of related experience


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits
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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.
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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One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States
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