Amgen Process Development Associate in Thousand Oaks, California

The Cellular Sciences department is seeking an Associate to join our Cell Bank and Critical Reagent Group. The primary focus will include purifying monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, conjugating proteins, creating cell banks for cell-based bioassays and GMP production, and managing a complex inventory database.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform cell banking operations according to cGMP which include aseptic operations for cell culture scale-up and freeze of mammalian cell banks.

  • Culturing adherent and suspension cell lines to create large cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based assays

  • Assess, develop and implement process improvements for generation and inventory management of all critical reagents and cell banks

  • Purifying/Conjugating proteins for use in Quality Control and Attribute Sciences

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree​ or Bachelor's Degree completed by December 2018

OR

Associate's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience

OR

High School diploma/GED and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in protein purification and cell culture/cell biology techniques

  • Experience in inventory database management

  • Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills

  • Client orientation- supports effective and responsive relationships with all clients and ensures value is delivered

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills - communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams

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 focuses on areas of high unmet medical need 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.

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.

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.