Amgen Process Development Scientist Core Technologies - System Analytics in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is a biopharmaceutical leader founded on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. Amgen's Attribute Sciences group within Process Development is seeking a Process Development Scientist for a position based at their Thousand Oaks, CA site. The applicant to this largely laboratory-based position will be responsible for effectively partnering across the network on driving investigational work. They will need to understand and apply state of the art analytical technology for assessing and identifying unexpected materials (e.g. organic, inorganic, and biological in nature) that arise during, and/or influence process development, clinical and commercial manufacturing operations. In addition, the PD Scientist will lead / drive root cause analysis and communicate scientific results with internal and external partners across a global network.

Amgen offers a highly competitive compensation package and collaborative, science-driven environment to continue to grow your career in cutting-edge science and innovation.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Life Sciences

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for the timely documentation, presentation, and discussion of scientific results in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, team-based environment

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively adjust communication altitude

  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze and interrogate various analytical data sets to drive and influence the investigational process

  • Strong demonstrated ability on approaches for root cause analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to propose and lead new scientific imperatives/initiatives

  • Experience in an investigational laboratory setting within a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company

  • Strong understanding and experience on wet chemistry and sample handling

  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience across spectroscopic (e.g. vibrational, chemometrics, Mass Spectrometry) tools

  • Additional experience for a range of chromatographic (e.g. High Performance Liquid Chromatography: HPLC, Gas Chromatography: GC) techniques

  • Experience in working closely with scientific and manufacturing disciplines across process development, clinical, and commercial operations

  • Ability to mentor peers and junior staff

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.