Scientist - Analytical Chemistry

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Discovery Analytical Sciences at Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA, is seeking a skilled analytical chemist to provide critical analytical support to Amgen's early drug discovery efforts.

Key responsibilities of this position entail development of chromatographic methods and processes for the analysis and purification of small molecules to support medicinal chemistry efforts. Additionally the development of custom separation, detection and quantitation methods to solve analytical problems encountered in various areas of small and large molecule discovery will be required. Utilization of a diverse set of instruments and technologies, such as (but not limited to) HPLC, SFC-MS, HPLC-MS, CE, mass-directed purification and preparative SFC is necessary.

The successful candidate is also expected to actively participate in research efforts directed at improving process efficiencies, expanding the range of assays and applications and improving technologies and infrastructure, from conceptualizing to experimental design through implementation.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree or Doctorate degree completed by September 2020


Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications

PhD with 2+ years industry experience in a biopharmaceutical setting, with an emphasis in analytical chemistry

Consistent track record of academic accomplishments, including peer-reviewed publications and / or patents

Working knowledge of LC-MS

Practical experience with SFC

Familiarity with NMR

Leadership qualities

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

A Fortune 150 company operating in nearly 100 countries around the world, we invest in highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative individuals who are ready to contribute to our mission in meaningful ways and make a difference in the lives of our patients. That's why, as a member of our cross functional, cross discipline team, we provide you with valuable opportunities to broaden your experience and maximize your potential. Focused on the industry's most compelling scientific discoveries and housed within industry leading facilities within the heart of the world's leading biotechnology hub, our colleagues are growing our pipeline through groundbreaking innovations. We believe in rewarding those who do rewarding work and are committed to providing careers that can help turn the tide of serious, life interrupting illnesses.

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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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