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Senior Data Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 31, 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 Data Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role will specialize in facilitating team adoption of digital tools, enhancing customer engagement, and integrating Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) into our data workflows. This role is ideal for an individual who combines a strong background in business analysis with a deep expertise in data querying, data visualization creation, data analytics, and the utilization of reference data. The ideal candidate will have a passion for turning data into actionable insights and a proven ability to help teams embrace technological advancements. The successful candidate will be adept at nurturing customer relationships and will play a key role in guiding our organization through the digital transformation process, focusing particularly on the continuing of digitizing testing workflows.

The Sr. Data Scientist in this role will be instrumental in driving the acceptance and effective use of digital tools within the team, including ELNs, Data Lakes and reference data which are essential for improving data traceability and reproducibility. They will work closely with both internal partners and external clients to understand business needs and workflow challenges, ensuring that digital solutions are tailored to meet these requirements. The Sr. Data Scientist in this role will lead efforts to build and maintain a digital thread across testing and data analytics, using reference data to improve analytical accuracy and insights, ensuring flawless data integration and accessibility. They will be mentoring junior Data Scientists in customer engagement skills and lead cross functional teams.

  • Provide training and ongoing support to team members and internal stakeholders on the use of digital tools, promoting continuous learning and development within the team.
  • Lead the implementation and effective use of digital tools within the team, Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) and Reference data, to ensure smooth integration and adoption.
  • Leverage reference data optimally to improve the accuracy and depth of data analytics, providing more robust and insightful analytical outcomes.
  • Lead all aspects of the maintenance of a digital thread across testing and data analytics, ensuring comprehensive integration and accessibility of data throughout combination product.
  • Lead cross-functional teams, including DTI, Quality, and vendors, to develop strategies that align with organizational goals and ensure the flawless integration of digital tools.
  • Utilize and drive Agile project methodologies throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring flexible, efficient, and effective project management and implementation.
  • Engage with internal and external partners to understand their challenges and requirements, tailoring digital solutions to meet these specific needs.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in data science initiatives, driving the development and implementation of data-driven projects and innovations.
  • Implement complex data queries to extract, clean, and manipulate data from various sources, ensuring the data is usable for detailed analysis and reporting.


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 leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED and 10 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Associate's degree and 8 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Master's Degree and 2 years of Engineering experience OR
  • Doctorate Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph. D. in engineering, Mechanical, Biomedical or Chemical
  • 2-3 years of experience driving the implementation and adoption of digital tools such as Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN), Data Lakes, and other relevant technologies.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience engaging directly with customers to understand their technical needs and challenges, providing excellent customer service, and driving successful technology adoption.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in data analysis, demonstrating proficiency in handling large datasets and extracting meaningful insights.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms and develop data-driven strategies that align with organizational goals.
  • High level of competence in SQL, Python, R, or other data manipulation languages.
  • Skilled in using tools like Tableau, Power BI, or similar, to build impactful data visualizations that communicate complex analyses clearly.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and experience managing projects using Agile to ensure flexible and efficient project delivery.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to train, guide, and empower team members, along with excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with various partners.


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.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

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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