Scientist- Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling and Simulation

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Dec 18, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Description

Amgen is seeking a Scientist, - Modeling and Simulation who will be located in our Thousand Oaks, CA location. As part of the Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling and Simulation department, the Modeling and Simulation Scientist will support Amgen clinical development and translational sciences programs across multiple therapeutic areas.

Responsibilities of the Scientist include:
  • Build pharmaco-statistical models to support Population Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamic (PKPD) and quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling using relevant state of the art modeling and simulation techniques.
  • Apply models for binary and categorical, time-to-event (hazard), count (Poisson) data, including MCMC and Bayesian methods, to exposure-response, Population PK and PKPD analysis.
  • Perform meta-analysis using proprietary and/or literature data.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams and provide scientific input for dose selection, early and late study designs using modeling and simulation inputs.
  • Contribute to clinical pharmacology strategy for the program(s) and implement project plans.
  • Generate modeling reports and contribute to the summary documents for regulatory submissions.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 4 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 6 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD, MD or PharmD in pharmaceutical sciences, applied statistics/mathematics, biostatistics, and/or engineering
  • 2+ years industry or relevant academic experience in pharmacometrics analyses and/or applied biostatistics of small molecules and/or biologics.
  • Proficiency in modeling software (e.g., NONMEM, R, STAN, MATLAB)

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.