Principal Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 11, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Principal Data Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will develop innovative and fit-for-purpose analytical strategies and anticipate and find opportunities for Analytics to support novel study designs and targeted identification of operational risks.

  • Strategic planning and development of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence capabilities across Amgen as an enterprise
  • Lead cross functional teams on projects and/or programs with aims to systematically integrate data, derive insights, and automate processes
  • Partner across the Research and Development at Amgen so as to interact, learn from, and lead teams involved in Amgen processes
  • Successful execute projects allowing for demonstrated technical feasibility for advanced informatic capabilities, as well as ultimately derive substantial business value for Amgen
  • Strategic, technical, and people leadership with both internal and external stakeholders


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a collaborator with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of analytical and/or functional leadership experience Or
  • Masters degree and 4 years of analytical and/or functional leadership experience Or
  • Bachelors degree and 6 years of analytical and/or functional leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with variety of data analysis and modeling methods particularly in their application to biological systems (i.e. Unsupervised (PCA, K-Means), Supervised (Regularized Linear/Logistic Regression, Boosted Forests, Deep Learning), Bayesian, Fourier/Laplace)
  • Proficient in both Python and R
  • Familiarity and background with biotechnology processes and regulatory requirements
  • Biological domain understanding: Masters/PhD in a mathematical (i.e. applied math, statistics) or biologically relevant field (i.e. biological engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, bioinformatics)
  • Strong statistics and programming background with proven experience delivering on data science and machine learning projects (experience with Bayesian, NLP, and deep learning approaches are a big plus)
  • Familiarity with DevOps and good software practices (i.e. version control, continuous integration, test driven development)
  • Strong communication skills and experience with client engagement: candidate's will have outstanding experience engaging directly with clients (scientific/biological experience is preferred) in developing data science/machine learning or other software solutions


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

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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.