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Data Scientist

Posted on Sep 19, 2020 by Amgen

Thousand Oaks, CA
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Career CategoryScientificJob Description

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 people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

As part of the Center for Design and Analysis Data Science team, the Data Scientist, will collaborate with business partners, service owners and IS peers to develop predictive and prescriptive models and generate insights across the Clinical Development Organization. This role will help drive the development of data science capabilities across Amgen's Clinical Development organization.

Responsibilities

- Innovate and create significant business impact through the use of advanced analytics techniques to help Amgen with its mission to serve patients by helping them get the therapies they need
- Collaboration with cross functional teams on projects and/or programs with aims to systematically derive insights that ultimately derive substantial business value for Amgen and our patients
- Building high-performance algorithms, prototypes, predictive models and proof of concepts using R or Python
- Identifying business needs and proposing potential analytics approaches for solutions
- Creating prototypes and demonstrations to access and utilize data assets
- Presenting analysis ideas, progress and results to leadership and business partners
- Ensuring systems meet business requirements and industry best practices
- Assuring compliance with regulatory, security, and privacy requirements as it relates to data assets

Basic Qualifications

- Doctorate degree OR
- Master's degree and 2 years of data science and/or data science functional leadership experience OR
- Bachelor's degree and 4 years of data science and/or data science functional leadership experience OR
- Associate's degree and 10 years of data science and/or data science functional leadership experience OR
- High school diploma / GED and 12 years of data science and/or data science functional leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field
- 2+ years of experience with variety of data analysis and modeling methods particularly in their application to biological systems with demonstrated mastery in the application of natural language processing (NLP)
- Proficient in SQL, Python, and R
- Strong statistics and programming background with proven experience delivering on data science and machine learning projects (experience with NLP)
- Familiarity and background with biotechnology processes and regulatory requirements
- Familiarity with DevOps and good software practices (i.e. version control, continuous integration, test driven development)
- Strong communication skills and experience with client engagement
- Experience engaging directly with clients (scientific/biological experience) in developing data science/machine learning or other software solutions
Join Us
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, as well as work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen!

Amgen provides a comprehensive Total Rewards Program designed to enhance the long term financial, physical, and overall well-being of our staff and their families. We offer competitive compensation, long term incentive opportunities, generous paid time off, 401k, medical, dental and vision just to name a few.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen champions 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 crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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..


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