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Process Development Senior Scientist

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 3, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Be part of Amgen's newest and most advanced drug substance manufacturing plant. When completed, the Amgen FleX Batch facility will combine the latest in disposable technologies with traditional stainless-steel equipment to allow for maximum flexibility in operations. The FleX Batch facility will not only feature the best in-class drug substance manufacturing technologies with embedded Industry 4.0 capabilities, but it will also integrate sustainability innovations to reduce carbon and waste, as part of Amgen's plan to be a carbon-neutral company by 2027.

Process Development Senior Scientist (Attribute Sciences)


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will work to provide scientific and technical contributions within Process Development Attribute Sciences at Amgens FleX Batch facility. This laboratory-based role will evaluate attributes of materials based upon multiple analytical techniques, focusing on analytical testing, support, and troubleshooting.

  • Responsibilities include optimally delivering to the site, process development team, and quality control through rapid and robust analytical testing
  • Ensure analysis support for small-scale model transfer, method transfers, investigation support, and continuous improvements
  • Work closely with and provide analytical support to functions including but not limited to Drug Substance, Quality, and Manufacturing
  • Understand analytical methodologies to detect product quality attributes and process-related impurities' testing using a variety of techniques including but not limited to UV-Vis spectroscopy, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and PCR.
  • Execute methods, author reports and ensure safety and compliance for all activities
  • Support Amgen as a network by providing technical insight applying analytical expertise as needed
  • Provide expertise and evaluation of Amgens platform and analytical technologies, helping to drive innovation and efficiency within Process Development.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The collaborative professional we seek is a self-starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of directly related experience OR
  • Masters degree and 3 years of directly related experience OR
  • Doctorate degree PhD OR PharmD OR MD [and relevant post-doc where applicable]

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry or related area.
  • Four or more years of experience in pharmaceutical process development with related experience in analytical support, execution of methods, and investigational testing.
  • Strong and in-depth expertise in a single or multiple analytical techniques (i.e., CE (Capillary Electrophoresis), ELISA, DNA, Chromatography (SE and RP), PCR).
  • Experience in method transfers, method validation, method troubleshooting, and complex investigations.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) monographs and chapters, and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) / Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mentorship documents related to analytical method transfer and validation.
  • Knowledgeable in complex method development and familiar with statistical analysis, analytical method troubleshooting, and analysis of product quality attributes related to biological processing.
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills, interact effectively with diverse internal and external partners, and the ability to provide cross-functional leadership and mentorship.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and attention to details in technical reports and documents.
  • A self-starter and excellent teammate with strong leadership and decision-making skills, who can provide mentorship to junior staff.
  • Someone who strongly values working on and leading teams.


What you can expect of us

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.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.


Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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