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Senior Associate Data Scientist (US - Remote)

Boston, MA
Start date
May 27, 2023

Job Details


Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Senior Associate Data Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Biosimilars Business Unit Process Development (BBU-PD) is a dynamic group that works with a diverse range of cross-functional groups to develop Amgen biosimilar products by evaluating them for analytical similarity, a foundation of the biosimilar regulatory pathway. Within this group, the analytical data management team ensures that all analytical data generated is appropriately handled from acquisition through transcription into regulatory filings. This team also works with internal departments and external CROs and provides data management support and training.

In this vital role you will provide data management support for the entire biosimilar portfolio through technical expertise in both data science and statistics. Responsibilities will include compiling analytical data from multiple data systems, identifying and resolving data errors, providing interim analysis of the data as needed, identifying opportunities for improving data management practices, and training internal and external groups on best practices. The position offers the opportunity to engage with biosimilar process development from end to end for a wide variety of products with diverse modalities and unique challenges.

This role will work with team members in both Cambridge and Thousand Oaks and can work remotely if needed.

  • Support comprehensive compilation of analytical data for use in regulatory filings and provide responses to agency questions as needed.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for analytical data management, and interface between generators of analytical data, business stakeholders, and statisticians.
  • Assist team with routine analytical data reports for continuous data monitoring.
  • Work routinely with quality control, quality engineering, research, analytical sciences, and CROs to ensure proper data entry, handling, and exporting.
  • Oversee improvement initiatives to data systems and to business processes to expand the teams data management capabilities.
  • Detect, evaluate, and resolve errors in data systems, and seek solutions to prevent similar issues.
  • Provide backup support as needed for sample login, data entry, database templating, document authoring, and related routine and non-routine tasks.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The data scientist we seek is data driven with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of data science, analytical chemistry, data engineering, or related experience


Associates degree and 6 years of data science, analytical chemistry, data engineering, or related experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of data science, analytical chemistry, data engineering, or related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience in a Biotech/Pharma Process Development, Informatics, and/or Quality Engineering role.
  • Experience with joining, pivoting, and presenting disparate data sets.
  • Advanced knowledge with Excel, including macro creation and VBA programming.
  • Experience with statistical and data analytics tools such as SAS, TIBCO Spotfire, and JMP.
  • Experience with data structures, database queries, and/or SQL programming.
  • Experience with electronic lab notebooks and inventory management systems such as BIOVIA Workbook and Thermo Scientific SampleManager.
  • Understanding of analytical chemistry, immunology, and/or functional biology.
  • Experience working in or around analytical testing labs and research organizations.
  • Understanding of data science and statistics principals and able to communicate concepts to laypeople.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements such as good data practices and data verification.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to recognize patterns in data.
  • Able to gather and communicate business requirements for system and process improvements.
  • Strong technical writing and procedure documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal direction.
  • Able to adapt to changing business needs and operational requirements.
  • Able to multi-task and function in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to deliver high quality results in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and decision-making abilities.


What you can expect of us

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.

This position will be paid on an hourly basis. The annualized base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $97,654 - $125,384.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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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 cancers, 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

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