Sr. Safety Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 15, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Safety Data Scientist


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will guide and lead analytics and data science capabilities for Global Patient Safety and Pediatrics' reporting to a GPS&P Director.
  • Seek out new information and technologies in the literature/public domain and incorporate into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • Provide expertise in analysis, interpretation, and communication of complex analytic solutions.
  • Apply precision in the robust evaluation and design of analytical methods including plan for data processing and evaluation criteria.
  • Lead and perform high quality data analyses - ensuring transparency, reproducibility, compliance with applicable procedures and standards.
  • Develop and implement analytics solutions to enable enhanced understanding and characterization of the benefit-risk profile of medicinal and combination products
  • Partner with function and cross-functional collaborators to advance GPS&Ps analytic capabilities and understanding of Amgen's medicinal and combination products.
  • Be a representative for Health Authority Inspection, and Partner and Internal Process Audits within the remit of role and responsibility


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Data Scientist professional we seek is an analytical expert with these qualifications.
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of Pharmacovigilance/Safety experience OR
  • Master's degree and 6 years of Pharmacovigilance/Safety experience OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Pharmacovigilance/Safety experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of Pharmacovigilance/Safety experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Pharmacovigilance/Safety experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis with applied analytic experience of clinical, drug safety and/or healthcare data
  • Strong knowledge of data mining algorithms and statistics
  • Experience with data visualization tool (e.g., Tableau, Spotfire)
  • Experience in NLP technologies and analyses
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g., Python, R, or Java)
  • Pharmaceutical industry or health authority experience.
  • Pharmacovigilance processes and EU, FDA and international regulatory requirements


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.