Associate Scientist - Chemoinformatics and Scientific Computing

Cambridge, MA, US
Jun 13, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

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 project.

We are currently seeking a computational data engineer to join our multidisciplinary research team of computational and experimental scientists. The Data Engineer will work with bench and data scientists to develop tools and processes to capture and analyze data and to derive actionable insights from small molecule research. Responsibilities will include data preparation, analysis, visualization and building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructures for drug discovery research through:
  • Utilizing programming and scripting to parse/prepare data
  • Building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructure
  • Applying machine learning to uncover novel trends in experimental data
  • Partnering 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 small molecule data analysis experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of small molecule data analysis experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in computer science, applied math/statistics or computational sciences (computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics) or related field
  • Experience in scientific programming
  • Experience in data analysis (especially pertaining 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 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.