Ontology, Taxonomy Analyst

Los Angeles, CA
Nov 17, 2021
Biotech Beach
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.

Ontology, Taxonomy Analyst


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will help to develop and manage scalable taxonomies, ontologies, and other structured data across the Enterprise. You will also help to advance and promote the use of reference data, partnering with business Subject Mater Experts on creation of vocabularies, taxonomies and ontologies.

  • Work with SMEs to model and develop vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies
  • Ensure our ontologies provide comprehensive domain coverage that are available for both human and machine ingestion and inference
  • Support day-to-day operations for ongoing taxonomy governance
  • Deliver towards the roadmap for semantic technologies to advance the reference data (controlled vocabulary management) platform
  • Develop and maintain semantically modeled concepts
  • Identify and address conceptual gaps in both content and ontologies
  • Partner with product teams to help them demonstrate controlled vocabularies
  • Own business requirements related to taxonomy and ontology tools

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree with experience in Library Science, Information Systems or Linguistics


Masters degree and 3 years of experience in Library Science, Information Systems or Linguistics


Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience in Library Science, Information Systems, Linguistics


Associate degree and 10 years of experience in Library Science, Information Systems or Linguistics


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of experience in Library Science, Information Systems or Linguistics

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies (ontologies, taxonomies, vocabularies) and content classification
  • Experience in ontology development using Semaphore or Topbraid or a similar tool
  • Experience doing document classification leveraging taxonomies and using a classification tool such as Semaphore
  • Hands on experience writing SQL using any RDBMS (Redshift, Postgres, MySQL, Teradata, Oracle, etc.).
  • Hands on experience writing SPARQL queries on graph data
  • Experience using cloud services such as AWS or Azure or GCP
  • Experience working in Product Teams environment
  • Clinical and pharmaceutical experience

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
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