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Process Development Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sep 24, 2022

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Process Development Senior Associate


What you will do

Amgen Process Development (PD) organization is seeking an enthusiastic team-oriented Senior Associate to join the ATO Rapid Analytics (RA) group within Attribute Science (AS). The ATO RA organization focuses on providing high throughput analytical testing services to support pipeline delivery across a wide range of therapeutic biologics in both Pre-Pivotal and Pivotal phases. In the highly matrixed fast-paced team environment, under limited supervision, the primary responsibility of this Sr. Associate role is to perform product quality analysis and provide analytical data by adhering to projects timelines to enable process decisions. The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in other functional areas.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Execute analytical testing within expected turnaround time per established procedure for following assays: Reduced Capillary Electrophoresis (rCE-SDS), Non-Reduced Capillary Electrophoresis (nrCE-SDS), cIEF (Capillary Ion Electrophoresis Focusing), ATOLL, etc.

  • Adhere to ATO RA turnaround time for high throughput samples and all required metrics

  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Document, review results, and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks

  • Work with development team to implement methods in ATO RA, analyze and interpret data

  • Provide hands-on training to junior analysts and provide technical input and generate written reports as needed

  • Communicate project updates as appropriate

  • Solve technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting

  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings

  • Maintain instruments and follow labs general equipment cleaning protocols


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The process development professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic qualifications
  • Bachelors degree with 2 years of scientific experience OR

  • Masters degree

Preferred qualifications

  • B.S./M.S. in Biochemistry or related field

  • Knowledge of chromatography including HPLC, UPLC, and CE

  • Good understanding of Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis and strong hands on technical skills to address challenging technical issues

  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret analytical results

  • Excellent organization and communication (oral and written) skills and attention to details

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead and give instructions as needed

  • Ability to learn new technology quickly, multi-task and adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Possess a positive attitude and strong selfmotivation

  • Able to lead technical team and collaborate with clients to resolve technical and logistical issues

  • Step up as a lead to the team when needed


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

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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