Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Thousand Oaks

Description

Amgen is seeking a Process Development Scientist – Cell Therapy at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join a newly forming group focused on the development of technologies to enable the delivery and manufacture of CAR-T Cell Therapies.

The Process Development Scientist will work with a multidisciplinary team of talented scientist to develop new processes to help deliver exciting new therapies to patients.

Amgen’s Process Development Drug Substance Sciences group is creating a new group who aims to establish end-to-end CAR T development capabilities. We are seeking a motivated person with experience in cellular therapy to join our team.

Key Activities for the Process Development Scientist include:

Viral and expression vector optimization, engineering, construction and screening.
Optimization of lentiviral or retroviral production
T cell gene transfer via lentiviral transduction and non-viral gene delivery methods
Application of gene editing technologies
T cell culture and characterization using flow cytometry
Independently conduct experiments while working in a collaborative team environment.
Maintain detailed records and report out data
Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree
OR
Master’s degree and 3 years of Process Development experience
OR
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Process Development experience
OR
Associate’s degree and 10 years of Process Development experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Process Development experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with expression or viral vector construction to improve expression and selection processes, ideally in stem or primary T cell populations
Experience with gene editing techniques such as transposons, uncleared, CRISPR/Cas9, mRNA and LVV
Experience with designing and executing targeted integration strategies for stem cells or T cell populations
Knowledge of cellular therapy, T cell biology and the current CAR T manufacturing processes
Experience in culturing PBMCs, human T cells and mammalian cell lines
Experience with immunophenotyping using flow cytometry
Ability to work well as a team and superb organization, communication and time management skills with the ability to run overlapping experiments
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.

About the company

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.

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