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Manger - DS Lab & Business Operations

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 16, 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.

Manager DST Lab & Business Operations Development

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will lead Amgens drug substance technologies lab and business operations. You will be accountable for serving every patient every time by transforming drug substance processes into reliable and efficient manufacturing operations using advanced scientific and business principles. Specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Oversee the upkeep of all development lab space to appropriate standards for effective scientific use

  • Build relationships with strategic partners to deliver improved instrument maintenance and oversight

  • Lead and execute the introduction of new capital equipment and specialized supply purchasing for the respective Cambridge or Thousand Oaks site

  • Assist with budget management for lab operations and the underlying areas serviced

  • Project manage various business or operations related initiatives

  • Management and analysis for DST budgets, resource forecasting and headcount tracking to enable efficient decision making and planning

  • Management of various Drug Substance business initiatives like Operational Excellence, Productivity, and training

  • Provide regular reports and presentations that clearly summarize analytical business data results and implications/recommendations to key partners and leadership team to inform decision making

  • Foster dynamic relationships with scientists & key Drug Substance stakeholders to better serve their needs in the lab & business operations

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree OR

Masters degree and 2 years of Lab Ops OR Scientific experience OR

Bachelors degree and 4 years of Lab Ops OR Scientific experience OR

Associates degree and 8 years of Lab Ops OR Scientific experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Lab Ops OR Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as documentation practices

  • Experience doing lab work or in maintaining advanced scientific instrumentation

  • Proven ability in successful project management

  • Previous experience in lab operations or in managing a lab in any other capacity


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

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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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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Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
United States

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