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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate – Process Chemistry in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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.

Process Development Senior Associate – Drug Substance Technologies Synthetics


What you will do

Amgen is currently seeking a talented Process Development Senior Associate to join our Drug Substance Technologies - Synthetics (DSTS) group in Cambridge, MA. Amgen’s DSTS group within Process Development (PD) is responsible for the invention, development, and implementation of drug substance manufacturing processes and technologies to advance Amgen's exciting portfolio of synthetic and hybrid assets. Senior Associates in our team collaborate with chemists, process engineers, and attribute scientists to support drug substance manufacturing from early to late-stage development. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and team-oriented individual with prior lab-based research experience in organic chemistry or biochemistry/chemical biology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work within a drug substance team comprised of chemists, engineers, and attribute scientists to solve technical problems

  • Contribute to the invention of synthetic routes and development of safe, robust, and cost-effective processes to manufacture synthetic and hybrid drug substances

  • Support cGMP manufacturing and technology transfer to our internal manufacturing facilities and external contract manufacturers

  • Support process characterization activities, including process understanding and modeling

  • Contribute to drug substance development teams by providing experimental results, technical updates, documentation, data interpretation, recommendations, etc.

  • Works regularly with a supervisor to advance projects within required deadlines.

  • Work cross-functionally to deliver regulatory documents and support regulatory filings

  • Follows good laboratory documentation practices and standard operating 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 will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree Chemistry or Biochemistry/Chemical Biology completed by June 2024


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry/Chemical Biology and 2 years of industry experience


Associate’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry/Chemical Biology and 4 years of industry experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in organic chemistry or biochemistry/chemical biology with a specialization in synthetic methodology, total synthesis, peptide/protein chemistry, oligonucleotide chemistry, or synthetic/conjugation chemistry

  • Prior research experience in the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a chemistry laboratory with minimal supervision

  • Ability to independently collect and interpret analytical results (NMR, HPLC, MS, IR, Raman, etc)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, effectively plan and follow through on projects

  • A research summary included with CV is strongly encouraged


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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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

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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.