Amgen Scientific Senior Manager Information Systems - R&DI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amgen is seeking a Senior Manager Information Systems (IS) / Service Delivery Lead to join the multi-site Research & Development Informatics (R&DI) organization at the Cambridge, Massachusetts site. The Senior Manager will report to the Director, Research Informatics supporting Therapeutic Discovery teams in Medicinal Chemistry, Biologics Discovery, Hybrid Modality Engineering, Attribute Sciences and Discovery Technologies.

Research Informatics Lead Identification and Optimization (LIO) provides informatics support to Discovery Research. LIO plays a vital role in support of this business area by enabling the cutting edge science through delivery of innovative IT technologies and informatics support.

Key Activities for the Senior Manager IS include:

  • Perform as a Service Lead to the Therapeutic Discovery (TD) clients and be responsible to partner and guide the key TD scientific stakeholders in order to translate scientific needs into informatics strategies and solutions

  • Responsible for eliciting IS requirements in working with various scientific teams, developing compelling business cases for IS investments, and leading IS implementation projects to deliver value for the R&D organization globally

  • Provide critical thinking and strategic judgment to resolve significant technical and analytic challenges in support of research initiatives across domains of medicinal chemistry, biologics engineering, screening technologies and leading edge discovery technologies

  • Lead productive multi-disciplinary teams that include Project Managers, other Business Analysts, Software Architects, Software Engineers, Vendors, Data Scientists and Computational Biologists.

  • Travel: International and Domestic travel up to 10% may be essential

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree and 2 years of Information Systems experience


Master's degree and 6 years of Information Systems experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems experience


2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree or Master's degree in Chemical, Biological or Computer Sciences

  • 5+ years of experience in agile software development, business analysis, and project management in a Biotech/Pharma Research setting

  • Demonstrated track record of delivering innovative IS solutions in a Biotech/Pharma Research setting with solutions that employ continuous integration, microservices, content analytics, scientific process engineering, semantic technologies or deep learning

  • Deep understanding of scientific and business processes and issues in the early discovery research and discovery

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate software requirements within and across business units

  • Demonstrated ability to translate requirements into implementable informatics and IS solutions

  • Expertise in a variety of commercial and custom software environments used in early drug discovery activities, and employ that expertise to advise and support members of the scientific staff

  • Experience with analysis and manipulation of data types including cheminformatics, proteomics, genomics, analytical chemistry, high content image assay, high throughput screening technologies, crystallography and high resolution electron microscopy

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and sufficient scientific domain expertise to be able to communicate effectively with scientific partners

  • High learning agility, innovation, and problem solving skills

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.