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Data Scientist

Los Angeles, California
Start date
Jun 13, 2024

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.

Data Scientist


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you should possess robust knowledge and hands-on experience in machine learning model. In addition to general supervised and unsupervised ML, subareas of interest include natural language processing, image processing, audio processing, and generative AI. Additional capabilities in mechanism-based mathematical modeling, advanced statistical modeling or causal modeling would receive special consideration. Furthermore, domain knowledge in one of biopharmaceutical R&D disciplines is strongly desired.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Transform business, medical, or scientific questions into technical problems and identify possible solutions aimed at on-time delivery and impact.

  • Apply coding skills to preprocess data and apply statistical, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, including NLP and image processing algorithms.

  • Employ unsupervised and supervised techniques to develop predictive or prescriptive models with reliable performance, interpretability, and actionability.

  • Develop generative models for a variety of applications.

  • Execute data science projects and complete high-quality deliverables on time to support business.

  • Work collaboratively across disciplines with an overt sense of ownership.

  • Communicate effectively and influence a diverse set of technical, scientific, medical, and business constituents at the functional and executive levels.

  • Help further build the team, including by contributing ideas and standard methodologies, and keeping abreast of developments in industry and academia.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of experience in a quantitative field


Associate degree and 4 years of experience in a quantitative field


High school diploma/GED and 6 years of experience in a quantitative field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in designing and building a variety of supervised and unsupervised machine learning models.

  • Experience in apply machine learning to solve a scientific, medical, or business problem and demonstrated evidence of the use thereof to inform decision making.

  • Proficiency in the use of one (or more) of these methodologies with demonstrated and interpretable insight and impact: generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI), deep learning, natural language processing, large language models.

  • Experience with Healthcare data, e.g., clinical trial data, electronic medical records, and insurance claims; or Biosciences data, e.g., protein or small molecule data, or bioinformatics; or Biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Strong proficiency in Python and experience in SQL.

  • Experience with cloud computing technologies, e.g., AWS, Spark.

  • Experience with source code control technologies, e.g., Git.

  • Full stack experience with building and deploying modeling pipelines.


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.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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.

Application deadline
Amgen anticipates accepting applications until 06/19/2024; however, we may continue accepting applications beyond this date if we do not receive a sufficient number of candidates.

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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