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Amgen Process Development Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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 Senior Associate Scientist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this dynamic role you will develop, qualify, and transfer innovative and fit-for-purpose quantitative potency and characterization assays and supporting regulatory submissions. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing innovative and fit-for-purpose analytical methods for: release testing, stability testing, product characterization/optimization, reference standard characterization, investigations, and regulatory submissions

  • Preparing technical reports for investigations, product and impurity characterization, and regulatory submissions

  • Generating, analyzing, and critical evaluation of analytical data to support: product development investigations, and regulatory submissions

  • May participate or contribute to critical analytical development teams (e.g., Product and process development teams, Product quality teams) by providing analytical updates, analytical documentation and data interpretation

  • Participates in developing detailed analytical procedures for product lot release stability testing and/or product characterization. Duties may include establishing timelines, milestones, methodological approaches, expected results, and vital resources

  • Keeps current in analytical development field including literature and technology development for groundbreaking and regulatory driven activities


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:

  • Master’s degree & 3 years of Scientific experience OR Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in cell culture and bioassays for the quantitative determination of biological activity of proteins

  • Expertise in cell-based bioassay development (method development, qualification, technical transfer)

  • Experience with signal transduction, gene expression, receptor binding and fluorescent probe technologies

  • Experience in molecular biology techniques to manipulate plasmid constructs for generation of transfected stable cell lines is desired

  • Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills preferred

  • Experience with liquid handling automation preferred

  • Innovation – positive approach to challenges; champions new ideas and initiatives

  • Client orientation– establishes effective and responsive relationships with all clients; translates client requirements into work design; ensures value is delivered

  • Communication – establishes and maintains effective communication mechanisms as a team mate.


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

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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.