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Process Development Senior Associate




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.

Process Development Senior Associate


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this role the Process Development Senior Associate will be assisting with cell line development in support of advancing Amgen pre-clinical large molecule pipeline. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, single cell cloning, and high-throughput clone screening using automation tools.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and characterize manufacturing cell lines, including DNA cloning, transfection, selection, single cell cloning and clone scale up, clone screening and cell banking
  • Support cell engineering and characterization activities
  • Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Generate written reports and communicate project updates
  • Implement innovative methods to improve expression technologies
  • Generate relevant data toward publications, patent applications, and regulatory submissions

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The scientific professional we seek will possess these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, or
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of process development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience in mammalian cell culture and excellent aseptic techniques
  • Experience with single cell cloning and high-throughput screening
  • Experience with automation and cell imaging systems
  • Experience with gene editing and cell engineering
  • Strong understanding of cell biology and molecular biology
  • Ability to explore and develop novel technologies and approaches
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to craft and troubleshoot experiments with limited direction
  • Ability to deliver on timelines and adapt to rapid changes in project priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team, self-motivation, strong communication skills and a positive demeanor
  • Experience in assay development is preferred but not required


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

Join Us

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.