Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
May 15, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a Data Scientist to be based in our Thousand Oaks, CA global headquarters, who will report into the Director of R&D Compliance Analytics & Insights.

The focus of Compliance Analytics & Insights (CAI) team is to advance the utilization of data, analytics, artificial intelligence and automation to unlock actionable insights from data. CAI aims to accomplish this by supplying solutions that efficiently provide insights and intelligence for the Quality, Compliance, Audit, Learning & Performance (QCAL&P) function and broader R&D stakeholders. This includes ensuring data access, application of appropriate analysis methods to unlock information and meaningful visualization and interpretation of information to derive actionable insights. A core component of CAI is to ensure effectiveness of the Quality Management System by analyzing data generated out of the quality system (i.e., quality events) to identify weak signals that should be further investigated.

Primary Responsibilities for the Data Scientist include:
  • Providing, with guidance from Compliance Director, support to business and quality system process owners through accessing, analyzing and visualizing data relevant to their process or network to identify weak signals and improvement opportunities.
  • Participating on cross functional teams, projects and/or programs with the goal of systematically integrating data, deriving insights and automating processes.
  • Partnering across the entire value chain at Amgen R&D to interact and learn from teams involved in business process execution and data generation.
  • Successfully executing projects allowing for identification of insights and improvement opportunities as well as ultimately deriving substantial business value from operational data.


Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree in data science or related field


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of applied data science experience in industry


Associate's degree and 4 years of applied data science experience in industry


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of applied data science experience in industry

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with a variety of data analysis and modeling methods particularly in their application to business related and text heavy data
  • Proficient in SQL, Python, and R
  • Familiarity and background with biotechnology processes and regulatory requirements
  • Strong statistics and programming background (experience with NLP preferred)
  • Familiarity with DevOps and good software practices (i.e. version control, continuous integration, test driven development)
  • Strong communication skills: candidate will have outstanding experience engaging directly with clients (scientific/biological experience preferred) in developing data science/machine learning or other software solutions

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology. 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.