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Sr Associate Quality Control (R-149249)





Thousand Oaks, California, United States


You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Sr Associate Quality Control


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world! The Sr. Associate Quality Control will support the QC Immunoassay and General Testing team by performing testing and data review/approval for ELISA methodology assays, qPCR, Karl Fisher Moisture, GC (Gas Chromatography), BLE (Breakloose and Extrusion) and UV Spectroscopy. Staff member may also perform additional testing such as Viscosity, Osmolality and Reconstitution Time.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Report, evaluate, trend and approve analytical data.

  • Troubleshoot, solve problems and communicate with partners.

  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebook.

  • Participate in audits, initiatives, and projects that may be departmental or organizational in scope.

  • Implement protocols and perform assay transfer/validation and equipment qualification/verification.

  • Evaluate lab practices for compliance and operational excellence improvement on a continuous basis.

  • Participate in lab investigations.

  • Provide technical guidance.

  • Provide training to others.

  • May represent the department/organization on various teams

  • May interact with outside resources


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The dynamic professional we seek is an employee with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Quality Control experience


Associate’s degree and 6 years of Quality Control experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Quality Control experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • cGMP Experience

  • Experience in Immunoassay (ELISA methodology)

  • Experience using Empower CDS, LIMS and/or SmartLab

  • Experience and knowledge of Method Transfer and Validation Process

  • Experience and knowledge of Data Integrity Requirements of QC Systems

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail

  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and outstanding customer service focus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and improve your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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 demonstrates 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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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.