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Associate Scientist (Solid State Characterization)




Thousand Oaks, California, United States


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.

Associate Scientist (Solid State Characterization)

In this role you will join Amgen’s Pre-Pivotal Drug Product Technologies organization in Synthetics Enabling Technologies. You will support teams conducting solid state form selection and provide characterization support for drug substance (DS) and drug product (DP) process development for the synthetics and biologics portfolios from Discovery to Commercial.


What you will do

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  • Generate fundamental knowledge to establish form development strategies based on Target Product Profiles.

  • Provide solid state characterization support for drug substance and drug product process development for synthetics and biologics programs.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with relevant internal and external customers and partners.

  • Contribute to develop ability assessments of small molecules and the solid state forms.

  • Deliver progress reports and presentations to ensure management awareness and engagement of the current and future program and functional needs.

  • Author and review technical reports, memos, Invention Disclosure Records (IDRs), and regulatory sections in support of Investigational New Drug (IND) submissions.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience OR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic preparation in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy, Chemistry, or related field.

  • Hands-on experience in research laboratories including experience in solid-state characterization (DSC, TGA, XRD, microscopy, moisture sorption, particle characterization, etc.).

  • Experience with solid state-NMR is desired.

  • Knowledge of polymorph and crystal form screening.

  • Experience in technical data analysis and documentation.

  • Experience applying statistical analysis and data visualization tools.

  • Problem solver with a proactive demeanor and ability to collaborate and work in a cross functional/multidisciplinary environment.

  • Abilities to take initiative, work independently, and be flexible in responsibilities.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills – ability to distill, craft and present key messages relative to diverse audience requirements.

  • Proven 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, we also 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, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.