Associate Scientist - Chemoinformatics and Scientific Computing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jun 05, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is dedicated to discovering transformative medicines that address the leading causes of death and disability. As part of a multi-year initiative to unlock the potential of SAR, ADME, and pharmacology data generated from Amgen's past and current research projects, we are currently seeking a computational data engineer to join our multidisciplinary research team of computational and experimental scientists. In this role, you will be working with bench scientists and data scientists to develop tools and processes to capture and analyze data and to derive actionable insights from small molecule research. The key responsibilities will include data preparation, analysis, visualization, and building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructures for drug discovery research.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Using programming and scripting to parse/prepare data
  • Building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructure
  • Applying machine learning to uncover novel trends in experimental data
  • Working effectively with project teams to develop informatics solutions to satisfy business needs
  • Communicating research results internally and externally


Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree and 2 years of data analysis experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of data analysis experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in computer science, applied math/statistics, or computational sciences (computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics, or related fields)
  • Experience in scientific programming
  • Experience in data analysis (especially as pertains to small molecules)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of small molecule structures, cheminformatics, and molecular modeling
  • Ability to execute and automate standard statistical analyses using tools/languages including UNIX, Python, R, Pipeline Pilot, SQL, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing, AWS, Docker, etc.
  • Experience in scientific software administration and tool development
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team environment

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.