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Amgen, Inc.

Director - Biologics Externalization

Amgen, Inc. - South San Francisco, CA

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 deliver affordable and effective therapies to patients worldwide with limited treatment options, we have established a research center (Syngene-Amgen Research Center; SARC) in Bangalore (IN) in collaboration with India\u2019s largest CRO, as well as a sophisticated network of external providers in North America, the EU and Asia. Amgen Therapeutics Discovery (Biologics) is looking for a Director dedicated to the externalization of certain activities that support and enhance our programs for the discovery of innovative biotherapeutics and high-quality biosimilars. This position will primarily support the North American biologics group within Therapeutic Discovery. The successful candidate is also expected to interact closely with Amgen China- and EU-based biologics teams, Asia-based centers of biologics capabilities and emerging technology and service providers. In the first instance the successful candidate will be responsible for a team of 35 PhDs and MSc biologics scientists and assayists at SARC involved in biologics, peptide and small molecule research, as well as strategic collaborations around external molecular biology resources (sequencing and gene synthesis) and reagent antibodies. This role will also interface with Amgen\u2019s supplier relationship management and sourcing teams, and contribute to establishing a long-term biologics externalization strategy.This role will work in a highly matrixed environment and drive scientific and technical innovation across the internal and external networks. Expatriate deployment to Bangalore (IN) will be required for 6-18 months (in the first instance), along with additional travel. Basic QualificationsDoctorate degree and 4 years Scientific experienceORMaster's degree and 7 years Scientific experienceORBachelor's degree and 9 years Scientific experiencePreferred QualificationsThe successful candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology and understanding protein structure and analyticsExperience in both small molecule and protein biotherapeutic drug discovery, with an emphasis on understanding molecular attributes, bioactivity (including assay development and validation), ADME, process development and safetyOutstanding communication skills including both oral and written presentation 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.Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Amgen, Inc.


Director - Biologics Externalization Amgen, Inc. - South San Francisco, CA, United States


Location: South San Francisco, CA

Company Profile:
Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A leader in biotechnology since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses.