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Process Development Sr Scientist- Mass Spectrometry

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

Job Details

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

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 Sr Scientist- Mass Spectrometry

Live

What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Amgen is a leading biotechnology company with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses.

Amgens Attribute Sciences (AS) department within the Process Development (PD) organization defines the favorable quality characteristics of the therapies it produces and optimizes state-of-the-art analytical tools to guide that development. The Pivotal PD organizations focus is developing and commercializing robust manufacturing processes across a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTEs), live oncolytic viruses, and synthetic medicines.

Located in our Thousand Oaks, CA office, the PD Sr Scientist will work supporting product characterization and method development for clinical candidate molecules in the pivotal stage of development.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identifying and characterizing attributes of therapeutic proteins and synthetic molecules using advanced analytical techniques

  • Develop and apply novel sample preparation and analytical methods for analysis of therapeutic proteins and synthetic molecules with emphasis on chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

  • Assess a variety of quality attributes of therapeutic proteins with emphasis on chemical modifications including glycosylation, oxidation, deamidation, aspartate isomerization, hydroxylation and others

  • Work in an analytical group equipped with a variety of chromatographic systems and mass spectrometry platforms

  • Perform LC/MS analyses of therapeutic proteins using intact, reduced protein and peptide mapping, different chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques

  • Communicate (verbal and in written) scientific concepts and results

  • Follow protocols and procedures, maintain accurate records in an electronic lab notebook, and generate quality data for use in drug development and regulatory filings

  • Work collaboratively with other scientists on multidisciplinary teams

  • Work independently in advancing projects and studies within required deadlines

  • Actively create or contribute to patent and publications

  • Keep current with field of expertise, participate and advance drug development, technologies and information services programs within Amgen

  • Must have mass spectrometry experience

Win

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:
  • Doctorate degree or doctorate degree by December 2023 OR

  • Masters degree and 4 years of pharmaceutical-biotechnology and/or CRO industry and/or Scientific experience OR

  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of pharmaceutical-biotechnology and/or CRO industry and/or Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry with emphasis in mass spectrometry

  • 2 or more years post-PhD experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry in process and product development and drug substance and drug product analytical method development

  • Documented theoretical knowledge and hand-on experience in peptide mapping of proteins, intact and reduced LC-MS analysis for identification and quantification of chemical modifications

  • Training and experience of operating Thermo Q-Exactive mass spectrometers, Agilent mass spectrometers, and Agilent and Waters HPLCs and UHPLCs and associated data processing software (including empower, chromeleon, biopharmafinder, mass hunter, etc.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on complex projects

  • Knowledge of statistical processing of data, including related software like Excel, Spotfire & JMP

  • Knowledge of programming using R, Python, C++, or machine learning languages

  • Demonstrated proficiency in solving complex problems, ability to work independently, proactively seek outside resources and collaborate, self-starter and team player with strong leadership and decision-making skills capable of providing mentorship to junior staff

Thrive

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.

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

Apply now

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.

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

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