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Associate - Protein Chemistry

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 12, 2023

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Science/R&D, Chemistry
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Associate - Protein ChemistryLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. We are seeking a skilled biochemist to join the Protein Chemistry group within the Protein Engineering Division of Therapeutic Discovery. The Protein Chemistry group is primarily responsible for the optimization, production, assessment, and selection of novel and complex scaffold molecules, often antibody-based, that will be the next generation of large molecules therapeutics.

In this vital role you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in protein purification and characterization of large molecule drug candidates.

You should be able to interpret and report scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions, and participate in internal and external scientific meetings.

Good written and oral presentation skills are a must


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 a team player with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Analytical Chemistry or related field


Associates degree and 4 years of related experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience in purification of proteins using various types of chromatography techniques including affinity, SEC, IEX, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in protein characterization and analytical techniques including A280 (Nanodrop), HPLC/UPLC-SEC, SDS-PAGE or capillary electrophoresis, thermal stability measurement (Tm Tagg), dynamic light scattering, etc.
  • Attention to details and a strong sense of scientific rigor.
  • Ability to multi-task and work flexibly with a high sense of urgency in a cross-functional highly matrixed team environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive, and collaborative team player.
ThriveWhat 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.

This position will be paid on an hourly basis. The annualized base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $74,777 - $85,967.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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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 cancers, 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.


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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