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Amgen Process Development Associate Scientist - Data in Juncos, Puerto Rico

Are you looking for a significant new opportunity to test and growth your technical skills? We have an immediate need for a Process Development Associate Scientist - Data to join AML’s Process Development Organization. This is an outstanding opportunity to seek a variety of challenges and responsibilities in support to our manufacturing facility at Amgen Manufacturing Limited in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

The Role

The role of the Process Development Associate Scientist - Data is to apply his/her expertise in machine learning to enhance the way data are used to make critical decisions at Amgen. The Associate Data Scientist will also participate in a variety of other efforts to identify automation opportunities across the business and apply cutting-edge techniques to deliver value-adding and differentiating solutions for Amgen Process Development. The position requires to have good documentation skills to write reports that can be used in regulatory audits.


Technical Responsibilities:

  • Developing, programming, enhancing, automating, deploying, and managing models within the Process Development Drug Product and across Amgen Operations

  • Advancing deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications across Amgen Operations

  • Creating striking visualization to facilitate data interpretation and decision-making

  • Staying abreast of industry trends, especially in the realms of artificial intelligence and process automation, and exploring novel tools and techniques to improve data utilization

  • Support the Deep Learning deployment throughout existing vision systems, and the development of new vision systems using this novel technology

  • Designing studies, supporting study execution, analyzing data, and communicating results in support of new manufacturing and analytical technology development, with an emphasis on critically assessing the benefits and drawbacks of candidate technologies

  • Documenting work in accordance with good documentation practices

  • Delivering technical presentations and training to a variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership as well as manufacturing operators and laboratory analysts

  • Supporting the development of User Requirements Specifications of equipment to ensure data availability

  • Conduct end-to end analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specifications, processing, analysis, ongoing deliverables, and presentations

  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams

  • Partner to or develop and implement analysis, forecasting, and optimization methods to improve the quality of Amgen’s processes

  • Advises or assists others in experimental design and/or interpretation/diagnosis of data and implementing innovative process

  • Use statistics, data analysis, machine learning and their related methods in order to understand and analyze data

  • Work with data architects to build data solution and/or to be used in company applications/systems

  • Participate in technical forums for sharing of best practices and application of data

  • Incorporate skills from computer science, mathematics, statistics, data visualization and business in the analysis

  • Support the commissioning and qualification of new and existing assets

  • Support the characterization of new or existing assets, identifying boundary limits, critical parameters, developing the testing strategy and statistical sampling plans

  • Provide support in investigations and the proposal and implementation of corrective actions related to investigations

General responsibilities:

  • Available to support non-standard shift operations in a 7/24 format including extended hours and/or weekends as needed.

  • Meet specific project team goals and timelines.

  • Develop project plans and strategies for implementation working with project managers and SMEs.

  • Work in teams with multiple fields, including manufacturing, process engineering, maintenance, quality assurance, and validation to implement projects.

  • Communicates and/or presents scientific/ technical information within area of expertise across projects within a function/department, and occasionally to the external scientific community (i.e. regulatory agencies, review boards, conferences)

  • May supervise, coordinate and review work of a small team on a project basis.

  • May develop supervisory and mentoring skills.

  • Contributes to and may author scientific/technical documents (i.e. posters, presentations, publications, regulatory marketing applications, patent applications, technical reports, investigation reports)

  • May represent the department on project teams under supervision of a senior scientific staff member.

  • May initiate productive collaborations within and outside of the department or company.

Basic education & experience

Master’s degree


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience

Preferred qualifications

Technical Skills

  • Experience building models and developing algorithms for deep learning, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence

  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages (e.g. Python, C#) as well as an aptitude for rapidly learning new programming languages

  • A passion for proactively identifying opportunities via creative data analyses and modeling

  • Intellectual curiosity with a drive to learn new concepts, algorithms, and technologies rapidly as needs arise

  • The ability to communicate findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • The ability to learn and act upon dynamic information at a rapid pace in a cross-functional team environment

  • An aptitude for technical problem solving, critical thinking, and the delivery of value-adding solutions in a team environment

General Skills

  • Excellent communication skills: oral and written. Interacts effectively with variety of communication and working styles.

  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and conflict resolution

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative and self-motivation.

  • Excellent time and project management skills to deliver projects on time and budget.

  • Great teammate with strong negotiation skills to work with multidisciplinary teams that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making

  • High quality and compliance mind set to work in a highly regulated GMP industry.

  • Computer literacy (Windows environment: Word, Excel, Power Point, Minitab

The Benefits

Our broad approach is one of the reasons why we are regularly recognized as a ‘Best Place To Work’. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes an award-winning retirement and stock plan. And between the paid time off, and wellness program – and on-site child care and fitness facilities – you will find us passionate about your well-being too.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses 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.

Join Us

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.​