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Sr Associate Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Feb 16, 2024

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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.

This job offers a unique opportunity to apply novel science to something practical and useable for improving the process to manufacture medicines. As a Sr. Associate Data Scientist, you will work independently on projects that will help build Amgens genetic characterization pipeline using next generation sequencing technologies, computational biology and bioinformatics, as well as work cross functionally within Amgen gaining exposure with multiple groups.

The Cell Line Development/Genetic Characterization group is looking for a candidate with bioinformatics expertise and biology background. The primary responsibilities would be to support cross-platforms next-generation sequencing analysis, build genome assemblies, develop and deploy new analysis method to mine and integrate multi-omics internal data.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree OR

Bachelors degree and 2 years of data science experience OR

Associates degree and 6 years of data science experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 8 years of data science experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computer Science or Molecular Biology

  • In depth understanding of genomic technologies including Illumina-based short read sequencing, PacBio SMRT platform and long-read Nanopore sequencing.

  • Hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques and NGS library preparation a plus .

  • Experience with AWS cloud computing infrastructure (AWS Batch, S3, etc) and distributed computing environments (SGE, Slurm, etc)

  • Proficiency in scripting languages and associated packages, including but not limited to R, Python or Perl.

  • Expertise with standard bioinformatics tools and statistical methods such as, but not limited to STAR, bowtie, bwa, samtools, bedtools.

  • Expertise with sequence and structural variant analysis method (e.g.GATK, FusorSV, Freebayes, delly,).

  • Expertise with standard genome assembly approach and hybrid mapping method ( e.g. Metassembler, SOAPdenovo2, ALLPATHSLG).

  • Working experience with genome annotation and prediction method (e.g. Trinity, Maker).

  • Experience with developing and documenting analysis pipelines, including implementation and deployment of containers for multi-omics data.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and technical expertise to be able to communicate effectively with business and technology partners.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.


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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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 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.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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