Data Engineer - Biologics Drug Discovery

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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 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 discovery research. The key responsibilities will include data preparation, analysis, visualization, and building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructures for drug discovery research through:
  • 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

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of data analysis experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in computational sciences (computational biology, bioinformatics, or related fields), computer science, applied math/statistics
  • Experience in scientific programming
  • Experience in data analysis (especially as pertains to protein sequence and structure, and/or next-generation DNA sequence analysis)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of biochemistry, bioinformatics, protein structures, molecular biology, and NGS data analysis
  • Ability to execute and automate standard statistical analyses using tools/languages including UNIX, Python, R, 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

Join Us

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.