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Synthetics Principal Product Quality Leader

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 17, 2024

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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Synthetics Principal Product Quality Leader


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide technical expertise and product leadership to the Product Quality organization. As a product expert in Quality, the Principal Product Quality Leader has responsibility for working with Product Quality Leaders, International Quality, Quality Control, Regulatory, Process Development, Quality Assurance and other departments on projects, issue resolution, and investigations associated with product manufacturing, in-process controls, analytical methods, specifications, stability, reference standards, importation testing, change control, regulatory submissions and inspections.

Amgen offers the opportunity to be at the interface between research, global development and manufacturing to ensure that our molecules become medicines. Many of the technologies were employing are not only new to Amgen but are new to the industry as a whole. Help us to pave new roads for helping patients.

This role will support one or more of Amgen's synthetic products. The individual will provide technical expertise and project support to the relevant Product Quality Team(s) to develop, implement, and manage strategy for Quality to meet the Product Development Team goals. The individual will be directly responsible for Product Quality related tasks including ownership, authoring and review of GMP and regulatory documents, execution of transactions in relevant GMP systems (change control, data systems, etc), and product data management, including comparability assessments, annual product reviews, and product quality risk assessments. In addition, the candidate will be expected to play a role in supporting Product Quality initiatives intended to ensure the overall product health. This role is preferred to be on site at one our Amgen locations, remote will be considered if applicable.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide effective, cross-functional quality leadership, and support PDT deliverables for late phase and commercial synthetic programs, including actions required for the PQT, APR, specification, comparability, and stability programs; site and method transfers; product quality impact statements for NCs; and PQ owned regulatory filing sections and RTQs

  • Support science and risk-based evaluation of complex process and product quality data, including ability to develop patient-oriented strategies that account for business needs and/or provide novel solutions to complex issues

  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication of complex information to Product Quality leadership, peers and regulatory agencies

  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of cGMP and international regulatory expectations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dedicated professional we seek is a collaborative partner with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific, or Manufacturing experience OR

  • Masters degree & 4 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific, or Manufacturing experience OR

  • Bachelors degree & 6 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific, or Manufacturing experience OR

  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific or Manufacturing experience OR

  • High School Diploma/GED and 12 years of Quality, Operations, Scientific or Manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.S. or advance degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related pharmaceutical sciences field and experience with increasing responsibility in a quality, analytical development, process development, pharmaceutics, regulatory, or manufacturing environment

  • 6+ years working in a regulated environment (either direct GMP or technical support)

  • 1+ year experience with authoring or review of market applications, IND, supplements or similar regulatory documentation

  • 1+ year experience supporting non-conformance investigations, authoring, reviewing and defending critical product impacting non-conformances

  • Experience in Project Management in support of pharmaceutical development

  • Understanding of synthetic pharmaceutical bulk and drug product development, manufacturing, and analytical techniques

  • General knowledge of cGMP and US & international filing regulations, practices, and trends pertaining to the manufacture and testing of pharmaceuticals and/or biopharmaceuticals

  • Experience working on a cross-functional team in a matrix environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including facilitation and presentation skills

  • Experience with new synthetic modalities/ technologies with siRNA, mRNA, new extended release formulations, and or combination products a plus


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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