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.

**Senior Associate Scientist – Process Development**


**What you will do**

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. A largely laboratory-based position with a focus on driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams across Amgen’s portfolio. Work cross-functionally and across R&D sites while using analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s pipeline. In this dynamic role you will plan and perform experiments, organize data and analyze results as a part of Amgen’s Product and Reagent Attributes team.


+ Lead analytical method development, qualification, validation, transferring & troubleshooting HPLC/Ion Chromatography with Conductivity detection (IC-CD)/LC-MS/ICP-MS methods for impurities, formulation excipients, process reagents, raw materials, and/or catalysis metals & counter ions.

+ Design, monitor/conduct, and interpret laboratory experiments with minimal oversight of supervisor

+ Perform data analysis, interpret, integrate & communicate results into the context of a project

+ Solve scientific problems at the project level and recommend decisions regarding scientific-related issues

+ Author complex technical documents, reports, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents clearly and concisely with minimal revision

+ Perform development sample analysis for process development

+ Perform testing following cGMP requirements for release and stability studies of drug substance and drug product

+ Perform basic instrument maintenance and basic trouble-shooting

+ Document, review results and maintain electronic laboratory notebooks

+ Author, review and data verify technical documents, and presentations

+ Keep updated with instrument automation/software systems, and other scientific and document systems required for the role

+ Interact with drug substance, drug product and other clients for project needs, and communicating progress

+ Provide training to other staff members in expertise areas

+ Participate in method transfer and method trouble shooting at external testing labs, including reviewing data and report from external partners

+ Work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

+ Follow good lab citizenship and contribute to maintaining a safe work environment


**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 collaborative partner with these qualifications.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Master’s degree and 3 years of Scientific experience OR

+ Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Scientific experience

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Engineering & 3+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience OR

+ Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Engineering & 5+ years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience

+ Broad expertise in various analytical methodologies

+ Extensive experience and comprehensive theoretical understanding of IC-CD and/or ICP-MS

+ Experienced in GMP testing for release and stability; good understanding of GMP compliance

+ Effective and independent problem solving abilities, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Effective communication skills for interactions with laboratory scientists, project managers and colleagues from numerous functions serving on multi-disciplinary project teams.

+ Knowledge of analytical chemistry and multiple bioanalytical techniques for characterizing samples.

+ Ability to review data and write technical reports to meet regulatory requirements

+ Ability to collaborate and work effectively in teams


**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.


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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