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Associate Scientist

Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Amgen is seeking a Process Development Associate Scientist - Attribute Sciences (analytical) to join our team and work from our beautiful Amgen's Thousand Oaks, CA campus. This position will be within our Pre-Pivotal Process Development Synthetics group.The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, troubleshooting and validating analytical methods employing techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, titration and dissolution, perform both non-GMP and GMP testing, transferring methods to internal and external partners, and authoring documents and presentations, to support small molecule product and process development. This individual will be a member of Pre-Pivotal Attribute Science function and is expected to be able to work in a cross-functional environment. Key Responsibilities:

  • A largely laboratory-based position where focus will be on driving cutting-edge analytical and technology development to advance Amgen's portfolio.
  • Work cross-functionally and across sites while using analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen's pipeline.
  • Perform method development, validation, troubleshooting and transfer in the Pre-Pivotal environment for both drug substance and drug product.
  • Authoring notebooks, reports, methods, presentations, and other technical documents for record keeping and facilitation of decision making.
  • Maintain good understanding of cGMP principles and follow compliance requirements for GMP activities.
  • Support drug substance and drug product process development activities.
  • Practice good time management and prioritization to ensure timely delivery of results.Basic Qualifications:Master's degree and 2 years of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Chemical Engineering related field experienceORBachelor's degree and 4 years of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences or Chemical Engineering related field experiencePreferred Qualifications:
    • 3 plus year's in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
    • Training and expertise in analytical method development, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and formulation development.
    • Demonstrated ability to independently analyze and interpret analytical data.
    • Strong understanding, research in, and hands-on experience with chromatographic techniques, such as liquid chromatography and gas chromatography, as applied to pharmaceutical development.
    • Strong understanding, research in, and hands on experience with dissolution techniques for solid oral dosage forms.
    • Strong technical aptitude for the identification, development, and implementation of analytical technologies, such as mass spectrometry (MS), NMR, vibrational spectroscopy, etc.
    • Familiarity with automation and implementing data management systems; ability to compile and communicate complex datasets in a manner which facilitates informed decision-making.
    • Familiar with cGMP regulations and practices.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills for timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of scientific results in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment.
    • Strong abilities in troubleshooting, problem solving, and multi-tasking in support of process chemistry and formulation efforts.
    • Able to easily adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical needs and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.Join UsIf 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 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 statusJoin UsIf 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.

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