Amgen Amgen's Career Discovery Rotational Program in Thousand Oaks, California

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.

Amgen is seeking early career, talented professionals to participate in our Career Discovery Program (CDP). The Career Discovery Program is a rotational program that includes three 12-month assignments that will span across different business functions. Associate Rotational Program participants will be challenged as they rotate throughout roles across the business, while being provided the outstanding opportunity to grow broadly early on in your career. Developing critical skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, communication and project management are at the core of every rotation.

This Career Discovery Program will expose participants to different areas of Amgen's business such as Research & Development, Global Commercial Operations & Marketing, Compliance, and Operations. Amgen offers staff members a Total Rewards package which includes competitive base pay and bonus opportunities, excellent benefits, an outstanding work environment and the chance to grow, both financially and professionally.

Functionally, we are looking for young professionals and soon-to-be graduates with one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Social media, digital media, measurement and reporting (develop, implement, track & optimize digital marketing campaigns) for Digital Marketing

  • Product marketing, patient support, drug device design, and market research for Customer Experience

  • Change management work for Global Business Services and Information Systems

  • Computer science, computer engineering, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence for Compliance

  • Project and budget management and presentation development for Reimbursement, Value and Access

Starting from day one, participants will be introduced to the many nuances and complexities of our organization and asked to think creatively and independently. Members of the CDP will also be given the opportunity to work in cross-functional teams that include key groups across the business. CDP is strongly supported by senior, executive leadership and provides staff in the program the opportunity to build long lasting mentorship relationships throughout career progression.

Responsibilities of Amgen's Career Discovery Rotational Program participants includes:

  • Executes and completes high-quality deliverables on time to support respective business functions

  • Manages cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Participates in strategic planning and insight generation for respective groups

  • Maintains strong relationships with internal and external key players

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science Degree completed by June 2018

  • Currently enrolled in final semester of a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Business, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Communication, Engineering, Biology, Psychology, Public Health, or related field

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in current program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior internships related to major and projected areas of interest

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly motivated, self-starting nature; capable of and comfortable with independent critical thinking and problem solving; energized by change and challenges

  • Global mindset / willingness to relocate to other sites for future rotational assignments

  • Passionate about biotechnology field

  • Curiosity and desire to learn

  • Strong team player who can collaborate with colleagues on complex tasks

  • Track record of successfully owning, planning, and implementing multi-faceted projects

  • Ability to think critically, proactively anticipate problems and propose solutions

  • Ability to work effectively/collaboratively across teams, levels of management, across partnerships, leverage contact network to motivate diverse teams, and enable cross-functional collaborations

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.