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Sr. Associate Scientist - Protein Chemistry

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-99162
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360

The Amgen Biologics Optimization group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist with protein analytics expertise to join the Protein Chemistry group at our state-of-the-art research facility in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Biologics Optimization group is responsible for the design, production, assessment, and selection of optimized large molecule therapeutic drug candidates, many of which are complex biologics.

The Protein Chemistry group is primarily responsible for the purification and analytical assessment of novel and complex scaffold molecules, often antibody-based, that will be the next generation of large molecules therapeutics. The Sr. Associate Scientist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in protein engineering, purification and characterization of large molecule drug candidates with a primary focus on analytical characterization.

The successful candidate will apply their scientific expertise to assess the suitability of promising therapeutic candidates to treat serious illnesses and advance Amgen's mission to serve patients.

Key Responsibilities include :
  • Apply protein biochemistry expertise to analyze therapeutic drug candidates.
  • Management of critical high through put analytical data
  • Drive innovation through the development of novel analytical methods that increase capabilities, sensitivity, and throughput.
  • Generate scientific data to support generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions; participate in internal and external scientific outreach.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with protein characterization and analysis, particularly biologic molecules
  • Knowledge of high throughput analytical data management is a plus
  • Familiarity with protein analytical techniques (HPLC, microcapillary electrophoresis, MS) and analysis software (Chromeleon, LabChip)
  • Experience with the purification of proteins
  • Ability to multi-task, work flexibly and efficiently in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret scientific results

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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.



Posted: 2020-05-07 Expires: 2020-06-07

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