Data Scientist

Cambridge, MA
May 18, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Data Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

Job Description

The Digital Process and Systems Analysis group within Process Development provides scientific and engineering expertise to support commercialization and optimization of Amgens pipeline. This group also supports key Amgen priorities and strategies for continuous improvement through continued process verification and process understanding.

This position is part of a team providing data visualization and analysis support for drug substance manufacturing across Amgens global manufacturing network through application of process monitoring, programming, data contextualization, data analytics, and engineering principles.

This role will contribute to the success of Drug Substance Technology

organization by making fundamental improvements in how information is managed, business processes are operated, physical processes are controlled, and workflows are directed to efficiently achieve the integration and orchestration of all activities required for product development.

As a Data Scientist, you will evaluate and improve Amgens products, collaborating as part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers on a wide range of problems. The position will bring programmatic rigor, including application of advanced algorithms, to the challenges of drug substance development, tech transfer, and manufacturing. The Data Scientist will lead

implementation of analytical solutions that advance global operations.

  • Build, prototype, and troubleshoot tools (dashboards, apps) to provide analytic insights through integration of multiple data sources

  • Ensure the reliability of process development systems through technical support, design enhancements, and training

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of Amgen data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for process improvements

  • Develop requirements and support development of analytics projects for process development

  • Provide technical guidance and delivery of key system outputs that support quality and business processes

  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with engineers to find opportunities for process design improvements for Amgen products

  • Perform analysis to support process decisions and investigations, summarizing for multiple levels of stakeholders through visualizations

  • Partner to implement analysis plans and optimization methods to improve the quality of Amgens processes

  • Contribute to establishing a robust data science strategy by providing recommendations related to process monitoring, data engineering, analytic platforms, analysis plans, and other relevant areas of data science


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The vital attribute professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 3 years of Data Science or Engineering experience


Bachelors degree and 5 years of Data Science or Engineering experience


Associates degree and 10 years of Data Science or Engineering experience


High School diploma or GED and 12 years of Data Science or Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS degree in an engineering or scientific field with demonstrated capability in application of data science.

  • 3+ years of work experience in biotechnology role (e.g. a statistician, statistical programmer, data analyst, data scientist, or process development/process engineering)

  • Experience with programming (e.g. R, MATLAB, Python) and database languages (e.g. SQL), as well as data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire)

  • Experience with statistical data analysis such as linear/non-linear multivariate models and hypothesis testing

  • Applied experience with implementing machine learning solutions

  • Experience articulating business questions and using mathematical and programmatic solutions to arrive at an answer

  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right tools given a data analysis question

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction.

  • Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques and manage team members and deliverables.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

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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.