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Engineer Upstream

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 4, 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.

Be part of Amgen's newest and most advanced drug substance manufacturing plant. When completed, the Amgen FleX batch facility will combine the latest in disposable technologies with traditional stainless steel equipment to allow for maximum flexibility in operations The FleX Batch facility will not only feature the best in-class drug substance manufacturing technologies with embedded industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgen's plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

Engineer Upstream, Process Development


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of the Process Development Drug Substance Technology group at Amgens FleX Batch Biologics Manufacturing Facility. This role will be immersed in all aspects of operations in a commercial bulk drug substance facility, which includes collaborating with other drug substance teams across our network.

  • Apply a fundamental understanding of Upstream (Cell Culture) bioprocessing to support biologics technology transfer, process validation, and plant start-up
  • Support continuous process verification, process monitoring, optimization, complex investigation, and product life cycle management
  • Ensure safety and compliance of process development activities
  • Provide process on floor process support as required
  • Provide support for regulatory filing, inspection, and other CMC activities


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The experienced scientific professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED and 8 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience OR
  • Associates Degree and 6 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience OR
  • Bachelors Degree and 2 years of biologics process development or commercial-scale technical support experience OR
  • Masters Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a technical role supporting biotechnology processes within regulated environments (i.e., cGMP)
  • Strong and in-depth expertise in cell culture processes
  • Experience in process scale-up, technology transfer, troubleshooting, and complex investigation
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills, interact effectively with diverse internal and external partners
  • Familiarity in statistical analysis, analytical methods, and product quality attributes related to biological processing

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.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

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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