Data Scientist


You've earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you've worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Data Scientist


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world! In this vital role for the Digital Integration & Predictive Technologies (DIPT) organization you will lead the advancement of our predictive modeling and control platforms at the Puerto Rico site (AML) in collaboration with the site teams to achieve Amgen's digital plant ambitions.

At Amgen, we envision a future where manufacturing plants are adaptive, responding in real-time to changing conditions and new information to automatically maintain high quality and optimal yields, while ensuring reliable and efficient operations. Achieving this vision requires substantial investment in digital technologies, methodologies, and skills - putting the right people and teams in the right positions to collectively advance our digital maturity and turn the digital plant vision into a reality.

DIPT's Digital Manufacturing team is at the heart of the digital plant effort. In addition to developing strategic elements of the digital plant design, we are responsible for applying predictive models and advanced control techniques to improve the way Amgen runs its global manufacturing plants. Nearly every project we work on involves reimagining the way we consume, analyze, and derive meaning from real-time process and equipment data. To do this well, we must influence the way foundational data systems are designed and develop modeling assets (models + supporting infrastructure) that build on these data systems to deliver useful products to a diverse set of customers across the Operations organization.

The Data Scientist will serve as DIPT's AML liaison and lead a variety of digital innovation projects at AML's manufacturing plants (drug substance, drug product, and packaging), overseeing both strategic and tactical components of these projects. You will work closely with our collaborators and customers in AML Manufacturing and Process Development (PD) to identify and prioritize local objectives and then partner with DIPT teammates, Operations IS, and AML PD digital teams to design and launch modeling solutions. As part of Amgen's significant investment in digital technologies, you will also advance DIPT's contributions to the broader Digital Plant strategic framework at the AML site.

This is an opportunity to shape the way Amgen uses digital technologies to reinvent how a manufacturing plant operates. This is a unique, high-impact, high-visibility position with ambitious goals and the freedom to creatively mold the role to achieve those goals.

Amgen's Digital Integration and Predictive Technologies organization is a global Process Development function that develops and deploys advanced computational technologies in: 1) data capture, integration, management and predictive analytics, 2) empirical and first principles modeling towards improved process understanding and robustness, 3) monitoring, control, prediction and optimization of manufacturing, and 4) advanced sensors and automatic model predictive control. We are a diverse, collaborative, cohesive team, with partnerships spanning the organizational structure and globe.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Provide advanced statistical process analysis support for critical projects
  • Partner with AML Manufacturing, PD, IS, and colleagues on site to understand business needs, identify opportunities to solve those needs, and to innovate through application of digital technologies


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 highly motivated person with a passion for applying advanced digital and computational technologies to solve challenging business problems with the following qualifications.

Doctorate degree


Master's degree & 3 years of Data Science and/or Analytics experience


Bachelor's degree & 5 years Data Science and/or Analytics experience

Beyond that, additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Educational background in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with GxP data systems
  • Coding experience in Python, R, or Matlab
  • Familiarity with modeling approaches using statistics, machine learning, and first principles
  • Understanding of process control systems and automation
  • Experience working with Process Analytical Technology sensors and data integration
  • Ability to lead large, complex projects with cross-functional team members
  • Ability to communicate findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to deliver work and provide positive partnership in a fast-paced, multi-project, collaborative environment.


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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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 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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.