Senior Data Scientist - Attribute Sciences

Cambridge, MA
Jul 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Attribute Sciences (AS) group within Process Development provides scientific and technical expertise to support the commercialization of Amgens pipeline. This group identifies and coordinates the achievement of product attributes toward quality target product profiles, develops and applies fit-for-purpose analytical methodologies.

The Attribute Sciences Data Engineering (ASDE) group within the AS function drives the end-to-end AS data strategy from lead candidate selection to the global commercial support. The group not only provides lab informatics, data engineering and data science support to the portfolio but also assess new technologies to improve the data integration and data usage for decision making.

The ASDE group is seeking an experienced Senior Data Scientist with expertise in lab informatics to join our team in either Thousand Oaks, CA or Cambridge, MA. This Senior Data Scientist will provide a strategic direction and leadership to the lab informatics function within AS. The person will be expected to lead a team and collaborate closely with the partner functions to provide digital and lab informatics solutions such as electronic lab workbook (holistic lab), product lifecycle management (PLM), chromatography data system (CDS) and reference ontology.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage daily activities of the lab informatics staff with responsibility for collaborating with multiple customer groups within AS and beyond.
  • Work independently to optimize the lab informatics system and provide guidance on the end-to-end data integration.
  • Innovate and identify new technologies with an aim of improving efficiency and reliability of the lab operations.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships within the company

Required Skills

  • Prior leadership experience with lab informatics systems such as electronic lab workbook (holistic lab), product lifecycle management (PLM), chromatography data system (CDS) and reference ontology
  • Experience in management of staff and in independently tracking and accomplishing functional group deliverables, including excellent organizational skills
  • Understanding of the cGMP principles

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced informatics or data science skills including computer programming.
  • Basic understanding of analytical sciences (e.g. analytical method development, qualification)
  • A track record of innovation as evidenced by patents and/or peer reviewed publications


Doctorate degree and 2 years of Scientific experience


Master's degree and 5 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 7 years of Scientific experience

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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.

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