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Process Development Sr. Scientist Analytical Chemist

Employer
Amgen
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
May 14, 2024

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.

Senior Scientist Analytical Chemist

Live

What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world! In this vital role you will work closely with a team of analysts and scientists responsible for the technical aspects of developing analytical tools to gain understand key attributes of key quality attributes in product and process for late phase synthetic small molecule, synthetic peptide, and/or siRNA programs. The Scientist will integrate and optimally utilize platform and in-depth product attribute knowledge to advance Amgen products and ensure success through pivotal clinical phases to marketing authorization application.

  • Define analytical control strategies and implement methodologies for development of late phase clinical programs.
  • Develop, optimize, and authorize analytical methods for synthetic small molecules, and/or synthetic peptide testing and characterization.
  • Collaborate closely with drug substance and drug product process development colleagues to achieve project objectives.
  • Provide analytical data to support drug substance and drug product development, including purity analysis, chiral purity and structure elucidation using mass spectrometry.
  • Lead activities at contract manufacturing and testing sites.
  • May lead method transfer to CMO or contract testing labs.
  • Review and approve protocols, reports from CMO and contract testing labs.
  • Support project team lead to author technical reports and analytical Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) sections in regulatory documents.
  • May lead and mentor a small group of scientists.
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 a Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of scientific experience OR
  • Masters degree and 3 years of scientific experience OR
  • Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD [and relevant post-doc where applicable (Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by May 2024)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry with emphasis in mass spectrometry
  • 2+ years post-PhD experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, focusing on process and product development, and analytical method development for drug substances and products.
  • Strong understanding of small molecule analysis and structure elucidation informed by knowledge of organic chemistry.
  • Hands on experience in method development, validation, and transfer for in-process, release, and stability testing
  • Experience in peptide method development, characterization, and analytical control strategy, especially having mass spectroscopy (MS) experience.
  • Proficiency in a broad spectrum of structure elucidation and physicochemical techniques including MS, UV, NMR, FTIR, etc.
  • Familiarity with USP monographs and chapters, and ICH/FDA guidance documents related to analytical method transfer and validation, impurities, mutagenic impurities, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide cross-functional leadership and guidance to CMC and non-clinical teams, e.g. informing and defending the Quality Target Product Profile
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and across various geographic locations in different time zones.
  • Excellent technical writing skills with attention to detail in authoring methods, specifications, technical reports, and regulatory filing documents
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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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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Phone
805-447-1000
Location
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
California
91320-1799
US

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