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Amgen Data Scientist - (Remote Opportunity) in Thousand Oaks, California


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.

Data Scientist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.


  • Build, prototype, and support digital systems and applications (e.g., Spotfire visualizations, R-Shiny applications, data bricks infrastructure, Product Lifecycle Management) to provide insights through the integration of multiple data sources

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Amgen data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for process improvements

  • Support design and development of pipelines to extract, transform and load data from Amgen’s EDL and EDF to support digital technology transfer solutions

  • Leverage large datasets to conduct end-to-end analytics projects that include data gathering and requirements specifications, processing, analytics, ongoing deliverables, and presentations

  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with engineers to find opportunities for process design improvements for Amgen products

  • Make business recommendations (cost-benefit, forecasting, scenario analysis) with effective presentation of findings to multiple level of collaborators through visualizations

  • Contribute to establishing a robust data science strategy by providing recommendations related to process monitoring, data engineering, analytic platforms, analysis plans, and other relevant areas of data science


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate OR

  • Master’s degree and 3 years of engineering/data sciences/business analytics and/or life sciences experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of engineering/data sciences/business analytics and/or life sciences experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 10 years of engineering/data sciences/business analytics and/or life sciences experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of engineering/data sciences/business analytics and/or life science experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree or doctorate in an engineering or scientific field with demonstrated capability in the application of data science.

  • 3+ years of work experience in a biotechnology role (e.g. a statistician, statistical programmer, data analyst, data scientist, or process development/process engineering)

  • Experience with programming (e.g. R, Python) and database languages (e.g. SQL), as well as data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire)

  • Experience with statistical data analysis such as linear/non-linear multivariate models and hypothesis testing

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and/or Databricks

  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right tools given a data analysis question

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction. Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques and provide technical leadership for key initiatives


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 maximize 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

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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.