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Process Development Senior Scientist Attribute Sciences

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 29, 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 - Attribute Sciences


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be part of a global multidisciplinary group with responsibilities including (but not limited to) developing analytical methods for raw materials, process-related impurities, and formulation excipients that are used in manufacturing protein therapeutic drug products. Our group works end-to-end across process development, and you will contribute to programs from First in Human clinical trials through Commercialization, Marketing Application and post approval. You will also have opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional partners in drug substance, drug product, device, manufacturing, quality, and regulatory functions.

  • Work in a laboratory setting to develop and qualify release and characterization methods for raw materials, process-related impurities, and formulation excipients.

  • Design and execute experiments using various analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC-MS, IC, ICP-MS, and physical characterization techniques.

  • Provide results to support regulatory submissions, scientific publications, and patents.

  • Enable method validation and transfer to Amgen manufacturing sites around the world, and/or to external CRO/CMOs.

  • Bring Innovation with a positive approach to challenges and champion new initiatives.

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

  • Participate in external scientific engagements to showcase Amgens science and innovation.

  • Mentor junior laboratory staff.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all make 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, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, or other life science areas plus 3+ years of post-graduate experience.

  • Scientist with 5+ years of direct experience and expertise in analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, IC, MS, ICP-MS, and biophysical techniques.

  • Knowledge and experience in driving analytical method development, validation, and transfer for biopharmaceutical process and product development.

  • Knowledge and expertise in raw materials and material attributes, media and bioprocessing, process-related impurities and excipients characterization, organic chemistry, protein characterization.

  • Knowledge with process and product attributes including protein aggregation, particles, fill & finish, primary containers and delivery systems.

  • Knowledge in ICH guidelines, compendia monographs and methods, and cGMP.

  • Strong communication skills, problem-solving skills, organizational skills, and ability to collaborate effectively and work in teams.


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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