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**HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?**

You’ve 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 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

**Associate Quality Control**

**Live**

**What you will do**

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work within Quality Control at the Amgen Thousand Oaks site and to directly support both manufacturing and Quality Control operations.

Under minimal supervision analyze environmental monitoring samples, cross check sample requirements against SOPs and enter results in a laboratory information management system (LIMS) and/ or SmartLab (LMES). This position will work in a team environment, collaborating within the lab as well as with various colleagues in the Amgen network.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ At all times, align with safety guidelines from EHSS, cGMPs, and other applicable regulatory requirements.

+ Adhere to good documentation practices.

+ Complete all required training before starting any tasks.

+ Evaluate and/ or approve environmental monitoring samples, enter data into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and/ or SmartLab (LMES) with efficiency and accuracy.

+ Ability to manage and coordinate all tasks assigned and effectively complete all expected deliverables in a timely manner.

+ Ensure equipment preventive maintenance are performed per requirements and by due date as assigned.

+ Participate in the investigation of out-of-specification and/ or non-conforming test results.

+ Supports internal and external inspections and audits as needed (lab preparation, data retrieval etc.).

+ Troubleshoot, solve problems, and communicate with relevant team members.

+ Implement prevention or corrective actions based on lab manager feedback.

+ Perform QC Support tasks e.g., organization and cleaning of the lab, checking to ensure removal of expired media performed, archiving documentation, preliminary plate readings etc.

+ Implementation of lab improvements to ensure an efficient and productive lab environment.

+ Must be willing to work an on-site Monday-Friday (8am-5pm) work schedule and possibly weekend and holiday work based on requirements and business needs.

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine hand manipulation, repetitive handling of agar plates, perform desk-based computer tasks, and lift, carry, push, and pull objects up to 15 pounds.

**Working Conditions:**

+ Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, lab coats and gloves, and possibly a mask.

**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 collaborative partner with these qualifications.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ High school/GED + 2 years of life science experience OR

+ Associate’s + 6 months of life sciences work experience OR

+ Bachelor’s degree in a related field

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ GxP experience, specifically practices and requirements in the testing of biopharmaceuticals.

+ Experience using various QC systems such as CDOCS (Veeva Vault), LIMS and/or SmartLab (LMES).

+ Experience and knowledge of Data Integrity Requirements in QC systems.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

+ Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail in delivering right first-time results.

+ Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas.

+ Excellent written, verbal communication, organizational skills, and attention to details.

**Thrive**

**Some of the vast rewards of working here**

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.

+ 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

**Apply now**

**for a career that defies imagination**

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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