Senior Associate Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 27, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
As part of the Commercial Data Science team in Commercial Data & Analytics Group, the Senior Associate Data Scientist will collaborate with business partners including commercial insights teams, brand teams, sales operations, data teams, external vendor partners, media agencies, service owners and IS partners to develop analytical models and insights across the US and Global Commercial Organization to answer/solve specific business problems. This role will innovate and create significant business impact through the strategic use of advanced analytics techniques.

This position will be primarily responsible for: •
  • Using and developing data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence capabilities across Amgen's commercial organization
  • Being part of cross functional teams on projects and/or programs with aims to systematically derive insights that ultimately derive substantial business value for Amgen
  • Identifying business needs and proposing potential analytical approaches for solutions
  • Building high-performance algorithms, prototypes, predictive models and proof of concepts using Python or R
  • Working with SQL and other DB query languages
  • Collaborating and communicating cross-functionally with stakeholders to develop appropriate methodology to answer specific business questions
  • Presenting analysis ideas, progress and results to business partners in clear and impactful manner
  • Creating powerful stories in PowerPoint. Well versed in MS Office suite specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Assuring compliance with regulatory, security, and privacy requirements as it relates to data assets

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of data science, business, statistics, data mining, applied mathematics, business analytics, engineering, computer science or related field experience


Associate degree and 6 years of data science, business, statistics, data mining, applied mathematics, business analytics, engineering, computer science or related field experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of data science, business, statistics, data mining, applied mathematics, business analytics, engineering, computer science or related field experience

Preferred Qualifications: •
  • Degree in Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Statistics, or Operations Research
  • Experience with databases including relational, SQL, and Graph
  • Programming experience with Python, R, or SAS and experience with ML libraries like scikitlearn, MLib, Keras, TensorFlow, Pytorch, etc.
  • Write well-abstracted and reusable code in Python, R, or Scala; you freely navigate in Linux environment;
  • Detail-oriented technical aptitude with strong logical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organization/planning skills and talent for managing many large and complex datasets
  • Ability to collaborate and influence business partners and other IS resources to drive analytic projects end-to-end
  • Ability to communicate analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner •
  • Experience working with large datasets, experience working with distributed computing tools (Spark, Hive, etc.)
  • Passion for learning and staying on top of current developments in advanced analytics •
  • Biotech / Pharma industry experience

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.

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.