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Process Development Sr Associate

Thousand Oaks, California
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Feb 15, 2024

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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.

Senior Associate, Process Development - Pivotal Drug Product


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

The Pivotal Drug Product Technologies organization at Amgen develops, characterizes and supports the commercialization of the drug product manufacturing processes for all late-stage programs across the Amgen portfolio.

Amgen is currently seeking a Process Development Senior Associate for our Pivotal Drug Product Technologies Group in Thousand Oaks, CA. This group is responsible for late stage drug product formulation and fill/finish process development for large molecule modalities (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers (BiTEs) and fusion proteins). The Sr. Associate will work closely with a team of engineers and scientists responsible for the technical aspects of Amgens drug product commercialization and lifecycle management.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participate in the planning and design of formulation and process development studies by applying basic science/engineering skills and prior knowledge

  • Participate in the execution and documentation of laboratory studies with a high degree of accuracy (e.g. UF/DF, filtration, freeze-thaw, stability)

  • Evaluate product and process performance through analytical testing (e.g. U/HPLC, particle analysis, moisture content)

  • Build a wide range of data and analytics solutions, from available commercial dashboarding tools such as TIBCO Spotfire, MS Smartsheet

  • Perform data analysis using statistical analysis software (e.g. JMP, SAS, etc.)

  • Apply advanced digital tools to automate data structuring, analyze large and diverse datasets and build intuitive visualizations.

  • Author/review technical protocols and reports

  • Participate in team meetings by sharing study designs, results and technical challenges


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 individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree OR

Bachelors degree and 2 years of Scientific, Engineering or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics or related field

  • 1+ years of experience in pharmaceuticals/biotechnology that includes process characterization, formulation development, equipment design and implementation, technology transfers

  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical/biotechnology process development

  • Knowledge of Drug Product unit operations (i.e. ultrafiltration/diafiltration, filling, filtration, mixing, etc.) and experience with relevant analytical techniques (i.e. SEC, CEX, HIAC, MFI)

  • Understanding of physical/chemical stability of proteins and how process-related stresses impact molecule attributes and product quality

  • Proficiency in at least one statistical software package (e.g. SAS, JMP or Minitab)

  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and database languages (e.g. SQL), as well as data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, D3js)

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and align with company policies

  • Self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude

  • Critical thinking, problem solving and independent research skills

  • Good organizational skills with strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication (oral and written)


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.

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.


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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