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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. The Process Development Senior Associate Scientist will help design and perform experiments at the bench scale that span the end-to-end Drug Substance process, from cell culture to purification operations. In this role, you will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges. Additionally, the Process Development Associate Scientist will utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development and will demonstrate the desire to expand and develop expertise in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.

This position will be within an expanding Pivotal Process Development subgroup, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute within a project team on goals such as improving process yield and robustness, and scaling-up processes to manufacturing sites

  • Perform small-scale bioprocess experiments that encompass both upstream (cell culture) and downstream (purification) operations

  • Cell culture responsibilities may include maintaining cultures in shake flasks, culture bags, and benchtop bioreactors!

  • Purification experiments include, but are not limited to, protein chromatography, filtration, and UF/DF operations

  • Automation programming for benchtop bioreactors, chromatography systems, and robotic liquid handling systems

  • Experimental design and data interpretation, leveraging in-house visualization and analytics tools

  • Communication of findings through oral presentations and written documentation (technical reports as well as GMP documents to support regulatory filings)

  • Provide scientific technical support for technology transfer of processes to manufacturing sites


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The research professional we seek is a detail oriented person with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree and 4 years of life sciences industry experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of life sciences industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, or Bioprocessing discipline or relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry preferred.

  • Two+ years of biotech/pharma industry experience with emphasis on protein production in various mammalian expression hosts

  • Strong knowledge and experience of purification or bioreactor strategies for antibodies

  • Experience in laboratory techniques supporting protein purification and or bioreactor operations

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly in a dynamic and collaborative environment!

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems by applying scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment

  • Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data


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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for a career that defies imagination

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