Sr. Scientist – Analytical Chemistry @ Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

Category: Research
Job ID: R-52799
Location: US – California – Thousand Oaks
Posted Date: March 22, 2018

Sr. Scientist – Analytical Chemistry @ Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

The successful candidate will support drug discovery teams by developing chromatographic methods and processes for the analysis and purification of small, RNAi, and conjugate molecules to support discovery efforts.

In addition, the successful candidate will develop custom separation, detection and quantitation methods to solve analytical problems encountered in various areas of synthetics and hybrid discovery. Utilization of a diverse set of instruments and technologies, such as (but not limited to) HPLC, SFC-MS, ion exchange chromatography, 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.

Additional responsibilities will include mentoring or supervising junior-level staff, participating in national and international scientific meetings, and providing scientific reports that support the generation of publications, patents, or regulatory submissions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years scientific experience


  • Master’s degree and 5 years scientific experience


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years scientific experience

Sr. Scientist – Analytical Chemistry @ Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical and purification experience of small, RNAi, and conjugate molecules
  • Experience with ion exchange and size exclusion chromatography
  • Familiar with small molecule analysis and purification technologies such as HPLC, SFC, mass-directed purification
  • Experience managing team of junior-level staff
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal 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.

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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