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Process Development Senior Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 24, 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.

Process Development Senior Scientist - Technology - Systems Analytics


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role you will become part of a global multidisciplinary group focusing on process and product impact including material attributes, non-conformance investigations and characterization of polymers used in primary drug delivery systems, biological manufacturing process and how they impact both the process performance and product quality.

  • Work in a laboratory setting providing analytical support and expertise structure elucidation of mixtures containing organic and inorganic materials

  • Design and execute experiments using various analytical instruments such as liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

  • Manage projects, provide regular updates, write protocols and technical reports, and/or communicating program results

  • Collaborate with other scientists and keep current with both the literature and technology associated with the field of expertise

  • Additional opportunities may involve advising supervisors and colleagues in areas of expertise

  • Providing scientific results that support the generation of publications, patents or regulatory submissions and supervising research associates and assistants


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The self-starting and motivated professional we seek is a scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD [and relevant post-doc where applicable] OR

Masters degree and 3 years of directly related experience OR

Bachelors degree and 5 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or other life science area plus 3 years or more years of proven experience

  • Experience with working in a lab-based environment

  • Experience in using mass spectrometry such as LC/MS, ICP-MS, GC-MS and NMR

  • Experience in material attributes, organic chemistry, protein characterization and identification of impurities in complex drug product matrix

  • Experience with product contact attributes i.e. extractables and leachables from upstream, downstream, fill finish, primary containers and delivery systems.

  • Experience with forensic investigations of abnormal observations throughout product lifecycle and customer complaints


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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