Senior Engineer - Drug Product Tech Transfer Lead


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.

Senior Engineer - Drug Product Tech Transfer lead


What you will doLet's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will join Amgen's Drug Product Process Engineering team, and will be a key contributor to drug product process development, commercialization, and life cycle management of Amgen's parenteral product portfolio. The Senior Engineer will lead the technology transfers of Amgen drug products across all commercialization development phases and various parenteral modalities.

As the technology transfer lead, you must successfully integrate the knowledge and information generated by multi-functional teams with Amgen's platforms and clinical and/or commercial facilities capabilities to ensure success through the commercialization lifecycle. You will operate in product/process development and aseptic manufacturing environments in a highly matrix multi-functional manner.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support technology transfers of early pipeline (FIH) to commercial products, including lifecycle management, for a variety of parenteral modalities:
  • Conduct make-a-batch exercises to resolve facility fit and identify gaps
  • Design and production of offline and on-site drug product characterization studies
  • Evaluation of product impact from manufacturing process, production scale, equipment, and raw material changes
  • Author and/or own high-quality process technology transfer and other technical documents
  • Participate in authoring relevant sections of regulatory submissions to enable successful introduction of new processes and/or production facilities across the parenteral portfolio
  • Work directly with clinical and commercial manufacturing in support of ongoing production, new product introductions, new technology introduction, and process optimization
  • Apply fundamental scientific (biochemistry, biophysics, statistics, etc.) and engineering (equipment, automation, chemical, mechanical) principles to support non-conformance investigations and development of corrective/preventive actions
  • Support continuous improvements in the drug product development process through technological innovation and application of first principles in process engineering
  • Participate in global multi-functional teams, working effectively in a highly matrixed team environment to advance technology transfer projects as well as improvement initiatives
  • Deliver progress reports and presentations (including generation and upkeep of dashboard) to engage with and ensure that management is aware of the current status and progress


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The agile professional we seek is an engineer with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Operations or Process Development experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Operations or Process Development experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Operations or Process Development experience


High school diploma / GED and12 years of Operations or Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry or Biotechnology or related subject area
  • 5 plus years of drug product process development experience in the pharmaceuticals/biotechnology industry
  • Technology transfer experience across different development phases, fill-finish process scale-up, and the use of gap analysis, root cause analysis, and risk assessment tools
  • Knowledge of aseptic processing, drug product manufacturing unit operations such as formulation, filling, lyophilization, capping, visual inspection, isolators, primary containers such as vials, syringes, cartridges, devices, disposables, and relevant cGMP regulations
  • Experience with conducting statistical evaluations of data to assess statistical significance, potential correlations, process capability and/or perform Monte Carlo simulations
  • The ability to use engineering principles to demonstrate bench and pilot scale models for process performance characterization
  • Knowledge of bringing new biotech products to market, across various dosage forms and delivery systems
  • Experience with clinical and marketing application regulatory filings
  • Problem solving and strong communication skills
  • Strong experience in a matrix team environment, interacting with Attribute Sciences, Process Development, Project Management, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Compliance, and Quality
  • Ability to learn and act on dynamic information at a rapid pace


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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If 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.

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