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Amgen Machine Learning Scientist - Protein Engineering 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.

Machine Learning Scientist - Protein Engineering


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Within Amgen’s Research and Development organization, the Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) team s trives to revolutionize the design and discovery of breakthrough differentiating therapeutics. Driven by passion and dedication, the CDS team provides meaningful insights from physical and data modeling to accelerate therapeutic discovery.

In this vital role you will utilize your expertise to develop models and algorithms in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams of computational and experimental scientists. Providing technical leadership and partnering across broad discovery areas of research, you will:

  • Develop and implement groundbreaking machine learning and other data science solutions.

  • Collaborate with computational and experimental scientists to develop and optimize predictive models that directly impact the discovery pipeline.


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 Data Scientist with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 4 years of Data Science experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Data Science experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Computation Chemistry, Bioinformatics, or Computer Science

  • Strong track record of research accomplishments including three or more scientific publications or conference presentations in machine learning

  • Expertise in advanced data science techniques and tools, machine learning, supervised/unsupervised learning and statistical analysis.

  • Experience with UNIX, Python, C++, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras.

  • Experience in applying both traditional and deep machine learning to computational chemistry or computational biology, especially protein structures and functions

  • Strong communication, project management and technical leadership skills with an enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team environment.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • 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.​