Data Scientist

West Greenwich, RI
Apr 26, 2022
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. In this vital role for the Operations Digital Strategy & Capabilities (ODS&C) organization, you will lead the advancement of our predictive modeling and control platforms to achieve Amgens digital plant ambitions.

At Amgen, we envision a future where manufacturing plants are adaptive, responding in real-time to changing conditions and new information to automatically maintain high quality and optimal yields, while ensuring reliable and efficient operations. Achieving this vision requires substantial investment in digital technologies, methodologies, and skills putting the right people and teams in the right positions to collectively advance our digital maturity and turn the digital plant vision into a reality.

The ODS&C team is at the heart of the digital plant effort. In addition to developing strategic elements of the digital plant design, we are responsible for applying predictive models and advanced control techniques to improve the way Amgen runs its global manufacturing plants. Nearly every project we work on involves reimagining the way we consume, analyze, and derive meaning from real-time process and equipment data. To do this well, we must influence the way foundational data systems are designed and develop modeling assets (models + supporting infrastructure) that build on these data systems to deliver useful products to a diverse set of customers across the Operations organization.

The Data Scientist will apply network, automation, computer simulation, engineering, and statistical principles to develop an Intelligent Advanced Process Control framework.

This is an opportunity to shape the way Amgen uses digital technologies to reinvent how a manufacturing plant operates. This is a unique, high-impact, high-visibility position with ambitious goals and the freedom to creatively mold the role to achieve those goals.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients! The Data Scientist professional we seek is a highly motivated person with a passion for applying advanced digital and computational technologies to solve challenging business problems with the following qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Masters degree & 3 years of Data Science and/or Analytics experience OR
  • Bachelors degree & 5 years Data Science and/or Analytics experience OR
  • Associates degree and 10 years Data Science and/or Analytics experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years Data Science and/or Analytics experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in computer programming languages (i.e., Python, Matlab and R) to develop empirical models (including machine learning algorithms) and first principles models.
  • Extensive understanding in process control engineering and process automation with experience in developing or deploying model predictive control (MPC) models is expected.
  • Experience integrating Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tools such as Raman and NIR spectroscopy to existing DCS systems. A strong understanding of statistics is a must.
  • Candidates with experience in system and process control related network integration are preferred
  • Practical experience in computer modeling, developing process control strategies, and system and network integrations
  • Experience with OPC integration and DSC systems
  • Experience in working with Raman spectroscopy and building chemometric models.
  • Practical experience and interest in multivariate data analysis and predictive modeling.
  • Experience working with large data sets, data mining and machine learning tools.
  • Understanding of biopharmaceutical processes, related unit operations including analytical methods and process controls.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments, and skilled in communication, facilitation, and collaboration.
  • Team player, prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making.
  • Solid leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead large, complex projects with cross-functional team members.

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also 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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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided 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 accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.