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Amgen Senior Data Scientist - Bioinformatics and Integrating Omics in South San Francisco, California

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Data Scientist - Bioinformatics and Integrating Omics

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What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Under the accelerating digital innovation initiative, we are actively seeking a highly qualified and motivated Senior Scientist with a strong background in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, quantitative genomics and deep learning/machine learning to conduct systems-biology studies via integrating multi-omics human as well as non-human data with innovative statistical and deep-learning modeling to accelerate breakthrough drug discovery and patient segmentation at the Computational Biology Group within the Genome Analysis Unit (GAU). GAU is a multi-disciplinary effort embedded into our drug discovery engine that continually leverages advancement in genetics, genomics, disease modeling, and computational biology to answer critical drug discovery questions from target inception through drug development. The successful candidate will have a track record of innovative and collaborative research demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications.

In this vital role you will design, develop and carry out systems-genomics and systems-biology studies to model pathophysiology of diseases, to understand the mechanism of actions of potential therapeutic targets and to support projects in the drug discovery pipeline as well as collaborate with internal and external data scientists. An ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with colleagues from different disciplines will be essential.

The specific responsibilities of the candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Design, conduct, interpret and report on multi-omics studies that will accelerate the discovery of selective therapeutics and its validation in oncology, inflammation and cardiovascular disorders

  • Design, conduct, interpret and report on multi-omics studies that will accelerate clinical trials via model development to predict patients’ response to the treatment as well as to predict patients’ progression

  • Work collaboratively with external academic, biotechnology, and contract research organizations

  • Manage, QC and analyze NGS-based human genetics, single-cell and bulk transcriptome, single-cell and bulk epigenome, metabolome as well as other omics data

  • Internalize and manage external multi-omics data available to Amgen

  • Work closely with research informatics department to build/implement searchable browsers and GUI in the Amgen cloud multi-omics computing platform

  • Monitor, review and critically interpret published multi-omics data resources and analytical approaches to guide internal research

Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Senior Data Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of experience in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, quantitative genomics, deep learning/machine learning or relevant area experience

Or

Master’s degree and 5 years of experience in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, quantitative genomics, deep learning/machine learning or relevant area

Or

Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, quantitative genomics, deep learning/machine learning or relevant area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, quantitative genomics, deep learning/machine learning applied in biomedicine or relevant area with 5 years research experience (preference for industry/pharma)

  • Fluency in R/Python/TensorFlow analytic techniques necessary for data analyses

  • Experience working with cloud computing environment and data management

  • Evidence of scientific independence and accomplishments

  • Strong publication record of novel discovery or innovation

  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, organizational, and presentation (oral or written) skills

  • Outstanding mentoring skills across all levels

  • Proven record of innovative thinking to propose and champion new ideas and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment.

Thrive

What you can expect of us

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

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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.

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