Process Development Associate Scientist


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.

Process Development Associate Scientist


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will design and implement studies, organize, evaluate, and interpret data, to solve process related problems, in support of Final Drug Product manufacturing facilities of parenteral products, including assembly and packaging process stages. With minimal supervision, generates robust and reliable data and ensure that studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocols and applicable guidelines and regulations. You will develop a deep understanding of the operations to become a subject matter expert to support activities including new product introduction, improvement of existing processes and acquisition on new technologies.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assess problems related to packaging equipment or materials, recommend and implement solutions
  • Monitor or follow established experimental design and protocols and perform routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision
  • Plan, conduct, analyze and record experiments, and provide interpretation of data
  • Engage coworkers in scientific discussions
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group
  • Effectively trouble-shoot equipment and experimental difficulties
  • Contribute to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents, scientific/technical documents (i.e. posters, presentations, publications, regulatory marketing applications, patent applications, technical reports, investigation reports)
  • Meet specific project goals and timelines
  • Work in teams with multiple fields, including manufacturing, process engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to complete investigations
  • Communicate and/or present scientific/ technical information within area of expertise across projects within a function/department
  • Coordinate and review work of a small team on a project basis
  • May represent the department on project teams under supervision of a senior scientific staff member
  • Adheres to company policies and procedures to ensure a continuous state of compliance
  • Support a safe working environment by following all pertinent environmental health/safety practices, rules and regulations


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Process Development Associate Scientist professional we seek is an individual contributor with these qualifications.

The Basic Qualifications are:

Master's degree and 2 years of manufacturing experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of manufacturing experience

Beyond that, the additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Preferred educational background: Life Science and/or Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Computer Engineer within Manufacturing and/or Biomedical
  • Hands on experience qualifying packaging equipment, printing systems and inspection systems
  • Knowledge and Experience with packaging material specifications including carton, inks, paper inserts, trays and other packaging materials
  • Knowledge of packaging material standard testing and qualifications
  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment
  • Available to support non-standard shift operations in a 7/24 format including extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • Excellent communication skills: oral and written including technical writing. Interacts effectively with variety of communication and working styles.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Strong problem solving, leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills to deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Great teammate with strong negotiation skills to work with multidisciplinary teams that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making
  • Computer literacy (Windows environment: Word, Excel, Power Point, Minitab)


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.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.