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Process Development Associate Scientist \u2013 Pre-Pivotal Attribute Sciences

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-116074
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Process Development Associate Scientist - Pre-Pivotal Attribute Sciences


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will define the favorable quality characteristics of the therapies it produces and optimizes state-of-the-art analytical tools to guide that development. The Pivotal PD organizations focus is developing and commercializing robust manufacturing processes across a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) monoclonal and bispecific antibodies, bispecific T-cell engagers ("BiTEs"), live modalities, and synthetic medicines.

The Department of Attribute Sciences in Process Development in Amgen is seeking an Associate Scientist with a background in affinity purification, mass spectroscopy (MS), liquid chromatography (LC), and capillary electrophoresis (CE); with some managerial skills and strong software proficiency with Empower and other electronic data/document management systems.

Under limited supervision, this hands-on laboratory-based position, Associate Scientist, in PD Pre-Pivotal AS would primarily be responsible for managing a sub-team of contract workers (CW), performing Product Quality (PQ) analysis for large volume of samples within set turn-around time (TAT) to meet client's needs in the ATO Rapid Analytics (RA) team. The candidate will be an integral member of a dynamic team, collaborating with research scientists at multiple Amgen sites, and working closely with groups in partner organizations.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Manage a sub-team of CW
  • Test samples using analytical tools, such LC, CE and purification techniques
  • Adhere to ATO RA TAT for samples results
  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Complete and review accurate electronic laboratory records in a timely fashion
  • Work with development team to implement methods, analyze and summarize data
  • Generate written reports as needed
  • Communicate project updates as appropriate
  • Tackle technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting
  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings
  • Interact with clients for data and project demands
  • Maintain instruments and follow lab's general procedures


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in life science or related field with 1-2 years of industry experience
  • Possess good technical analytical techniques for LC, CE analysis
  • Experience with automation and software for use in high throughput lab setting
  • Proficient using data analyses software, such as Chromeleon, Empower, and 32Karat
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Mass Spec is a plus


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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Equal Opportunity Statement

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 a 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 an accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Posted: 2021-04-09 Expires: 2021-05-10

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