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 - Defect Standards Team


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will conceive, design, implement and execute specific scientific experiments, which contribute to the successful completion of goals and/or projects under general mentorship of supervisor. Your technical areas of focus will be the laboratory using your expertise with analytical balance, microscope, caliper, and filling aseptic techniques.

AML Drug Product Process Development Laboratory team focus on the preparation of defect standards or challenge units for performing development/characterizations studies, manual inspection certifications and commercial equipment set up.
  • Preparation of syringes/vials with cosmetic, particle or solution defects used for developmental studies, equipment characterization, training activities or commercial equipment setup.
  • Demonstrate expertise and responsible for making improvements in one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques and process.
  • Develop new, introduce or improve defect creation methods into the laboratory.
  • Act as a resource in area of expertise.
  • May serve as a representative to cross-functional teams or as a lead on department teams, with guidance.
  • Under general direction, has overall responsibility of a project of limited scope.
  • Demonstrate skills in problem solving at the project level.
  • Design, monitors or conducts, and interprets laboratory experiments with general oversight of supervisor.
  • Perform data analysis, provide interpretation and integrate results into the context of a project.
  • Recommend decisions regarding scientific-related issues.
  • Demonstrate skills in the evaluation of primary container defective conditions.
  • Assumes influential role in department-wide support efforts such as safety and committees.
  • Engage coworkers in scientific discussions.
  • Provides constructive criticism, suggestions and interpretation of results to co-workers.
  • Create documents based on technical reports or assessments.
  • May train staff and/or supervise others.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes resources needed to complete the task.
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments.


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 a hard-working individual with these qualifications.
  • Master's degree 2 years of Scientific and /or Engineering experience
  • Or
  • Bachelor's degree & 4 years of Scientific and /or Engineering experience

Beyond that, the preferred qualifications are:

  • Flexibility to support the non-standard shift organization, as per business needs.
  • Advanced scientific analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Skills on laboratory equipment and instruments such as micrometer, caliper, microscope and analytical balance.
  • Knowledge and inventive to create cosmetic defects on vials and syringes.
  • Knowledge in Electronic Laboratory Notebook.
  • Knowledge in aseptic techniques.
  • Knowledge in 5S and Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Knowledge in Visual Manual Inspection Techniques.
  • Ability to develop new defective conditions on primary containers such as vials, glass and plastic syringes.
  • Ability to motivate and/or supervise the activities of others.
  • Organized, with multi-task project experience, efficient communicating and working cross functionally with other departments.
  • Able to work in fast paced environment and prioritizing among multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with internal and external customers.

Proven skills and proficiencies in the following areas are desired:

  • Written communication including technical writing skills, negotiation and conflict resolution, analytical problem solving and project management.
  • Ability to be flexible and handle change.
  • Skills requiring the application of scientific theory.
  • Digital literacy.
  • Creative skills for designing and conducting of scientific experiments as well as interpreting the results.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP's.
  • Excellent communication skills (English/Spanish).


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.

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