Sr. Associate Data Scientist

Cambridge, MA
Jul 19, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Amgen is a biopharmaceutical leader founded on discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. The Attribute Sciences Data Engineering (ASDE) group within the Process Development organization applies scientific and technical engineering expertise in support of Amgens pipeline and commercial portfolio. This team applies advanced data engineering and analytics to advance product quality and analytical method performance monitoring.

This Sr. Associate Data Scientist is part of the ASDE group providing support to Amgens commercial portfolio through application of process monitoring, data engineering, data analysis through statistical and machine learning algorithm, and engineering principles. Responsibilities will include identifying abnormal data trends in product and method data, identification of root causes for trends and collaborating cross-functionally to implement corrections. In addition, this role will focus on identifying and deploying optimization opportunities. The position offers the opportunity to engage with multiple product modalities across a global manufacturing network.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Apply statistical trending tools to product and method data
  • Apply engineering principles and multivariate statistical analysis in-order to understand sources of variation and evaluate opportunities for improvements
  • Use data analytics software to develop visualizations to review, assess, and improve analytical method performance
  • Interface with QC, quality assurance, and manufacturing organizations to resolve method issues
  • Support generation of annual product review documents, regulatory inspections, and process documentation
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and statistical approaches in order to recommend improvements

Basic Qualifications

Masters degree
Bachelors degree and 2 years of Engineering or data sciences experience
Associates degree and 6 years of Engineering or data sciences experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Engineering or data sciences experience

Preferred Qualifications

1-3 years of experience in a Biotech/Pharma Process Development and/or Manufacturing Support role

Experience with engineering principles and statistical analysis

Able to understand and apply statistical process control concepts

Possess understanding of regulatory and cGMP requirements

Ability to deliver high quality results in a timely manner

Excellent written and verbal communication

Ability to solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed

Strong leadership skills and decision-making abilities.

Demonstrated ability to work under minimal direction.

Able to adapt to changing business needs and operational requirements.

Familiarity with systems used for data analytics

Understanding of data structures, data types, and system thinking concepts

Able to multi-task and function in a dynamic environment

Possesses strong influencing and negotiation skills

Ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of Amgen data structures and metrics

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

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.