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Dear All,

We have a job opening for an Engineer role to work on an exciting project that involves image processing and machine learning in biopharmaceutical process development setting. Initial assignment is expected to be for 1 year. Job Description can be found below. Please let me know if you are interested or feel free to pass on to any interested parties.


Cenk Undey, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Digital Integration & Predictive Technologies (DIPT)  Process Development
One Amgen Center Drive  Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
T: 805.447.0955| C: 401.640.3390

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This person will be responsible to provide support for image data processing and computer modeling projects within the Digital Integration & Predictive Technologies (DIPT) organization in Process Development. The position will be based in Thousand Oaks, CA. Support will include applying image processing techniques to commercial software and if required develop custom software to interpret data and analyzing imaging and process analytics results. The successful candidate will be an expert in deploying computer modeling and image processing algorithms including but not limited to traditional neural network, deep neural network and machine learning. The candidate should also be familiar with current imaging hardware including microscopy. A strong understanding of statistics is a must. The responsibilities may also include performing laboratory experiments including unit operations set up, calibration of various lab tools, sampling and data acquisition from primary or secondary data sources with minimal supervision.

Basic Qualifications
 Master's degree
 Bachelor's degree & 4 years of directly related experience
 Associate's degree & 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications
 PhD., M.Sc., B.Sc., in Chemical, Biochemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Sciences, preferably with expertise in bio/pharmaceutical processes.
 Practical experience image processing and computer modeling
 Experience in working with Raman spectroscopy and building chemometric models.
 Practical experience and interest in multivariate data analysis and predictive modeling.
 Experience working with large data sets, data mining and machine learning tools.
 Experience in Python or Matlab or R Programming Languages and basic Microsoft tools.
 Understanding of biopharmaceuticals process, related unit operations including analytical methods and process controls.
 Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
 Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration.
 Team player, prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making
 Solid leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills.

Interview Process:
Phone/Video interview followed by a second interview for successful candidates (either in-person or by phone/video) with multiple interviewers.

Employee Value Proposition:
This unique role will allow you to be a part of high-visibility global projects. You will work directly with the project's Thousand Oaks based team, leveraging and building your engineering background, you will partner with different parts of the business (e.g., operations, manufacturing, vendors) to understand their needs and work with the project team to keep projects moving forward. The projects you are involved in will have a positive impact on key Amgen processes that support the making of human therapeutics and the patients that use them.