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Associate, Pilot Plant - Upstream

Amgen
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • Job Code
    124798051
Amgen

Job ID: R-105486
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US

Amgen is seeking an entry level Associate to execute a variety of production and technology related operations in the Upstream area of a large-scale pilot plant. The Pilot Plant performs bioprocessing operations for multiple mammalian and microbial products to develop and generate data for production processes. The plant performs upstream and downstream activities (cell culture and purification), from vial thaw through drug substance, and delivers pre-pivotal GMP and non-GMP material to support process development of early and late-stage biologic molecules. In addition, the plant prototypes and develops new technologies to support advancement of Amgen's equipment and operations for current and future biologic facilities.

This Upstream Associate will perform hands-on operation of current and future equipment and processes. The upstream equipment typically includes stainless steel and single-use bioreactor systems. In addition, the applicant may perform new product introductions, technology transfer, experiment design, equipment set-up and cleaning, equipment commissioning, and participate in equipment design. A significant amount of time will be spent performing 'hands-on' work in the plant: executing upstream production runs, experiments, and characterization efforts; defining and documenting operational practices; ensuring documentation accurately reflects operations performed; implementing area improvements; commissioning equipment; participating in operations meetings.

Shift may include nights and/or weekends.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • OR
  • Associate's degree and 4 years of Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience
  • OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degrees in Biology, Chemistry, or chemical/biological engineering
  • 1+ years of experience in Life Sciences or Engineering fields
  • Basic knowledge of upstream operations, as well as a general knowledge of the associated analytical, and media/buffer preparation techniques
  • Technically-minded individuals, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, project management, and continuous improvement skills.
  • Ability to learn new systems and applications, and various bioprocessing techniques
  • Ability to work effectively in team and/or project environments
  • Possess strong math and computer skills, as well as the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

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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.



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Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-13

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