19 days old

Data Science Director

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-116545
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. 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. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Data Science Director


What you will do

Amgen's Digital Health & Innovation Data Science & Engineering (DS&E) team is seeking an experienced Data Science Director to advance the team's mission to develop digital solutions using machine learning and data science to better serve patients and bring measurable business value. The Data Science Director is someone who is excited by the challenge of solving big data problems to drive business decisions and advance Amgen's mission to serve patients using a wide array of modeling and quantitative techniques. The ideal candidate will develop and lead a team of hardworking data scientists to develop and apply machine learning to better understand fundamentals of human disease, predict patient's risk for particular disease, and infer medicines that could be most efficacious for patients, along with other solutions that benefit patients.

Amgen Digital Health & Innovation (DH&I) seeks to position Amgen as the therapeutic leader of choice for patients through the discovery, development, and application of emerging digital solutions. To advance this mission, the DH&I Data Science & Engineering (DS&E) team incubates and applies digital technologies and data science across impactful problems such as predicting patients' risk for a particular disease or using data to determine the most effective treatment for individual patients with grievous illnesses. See our MIT Tech Review and WIRED articles to learn more about our mission and the problems we focus on and a recent publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society showcasing the groundbreaking work of our team members.

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.
  • Lead, coach, and develop a team of data scientists to analyze and apply machine learning to solve problems impacting patient outcomes across multiple therapeutic areas using diverse data, ranging from genomics to clinical trials to real world evidence
  • Collaborate with Amgen business leaders to develop road maps for AI initiatives linked to business value across the organization
  • Set the AI vision and strategic direction for the digital data science unit at Amgen to advance data AI/ML for all of Amgen
  • Act as a thought leader in machine learning at Amgen ensuring data science team continues to apply groundbreaking models both in addressing the problem at hand and eventually culminating in sustainable solutions, publications, and both internal and external presentations
  • Collaborate closely with machine learning engineering team to ensure solutions that data science team develops can be deployed and are sustainable long term
  • Lead, develop, and ensure standards, processes, and best practices for the data science team


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 5 years of data science experience


Master's degree and 9 years of data science experience


Bachelor's degree and 11 years of data science experience


Associate's degree and 13 years of data science experience


High school diploma / GED and 15 years of data science experience


3 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Informatics, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Math, Statistics, or similar field with 6+ years of experience
  • Demonstrable experience as a Director Data Sciences or Machine Learning Engineering or similar role preferably in the healthcare industry
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop data science teams to apply machine learning in a business critical and cutting-edge manner
  • Extremely capable teacher of machine learning algorithms particularly in a real-world application context
  • Superb communication skills and experience collaborating cross functionally with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Record of publications or conference presentations on topics in machine learning field
  • Demonstrable experience developing and leading data science teams to achieve industry leading solutions (as evidenced by publications, presentations, open-source contributions or Kaggle kernels by direct reports/mentees)
  • Experience leading teams using diverse data sets (e.g. multi-omics to real world evidence)
  • Industry leading functional knowledge in one or more functional areas (Research, Development, Commercial Operations, Manufacturing) in the healthcare or life science industry.


What you can expect of us

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.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • 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

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.


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.



Posted: 2021-04-17 Expires: 2021-05-18

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