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Data Scientist FPQ&S Business Office and Analytics
  • Excel
  • Data Visualization
Cambridge, MA 02139
161 days ago

Amgen is seeking a Data Scientist as part of the broader Final Product Quality and Surveillance team. The Final Product Quality and Surveillance team owns and executes the end-to-end global oversight of Amgen’s complaint process and Quality Management Systems, ensuring appropriate business connection across Amgen. The business office team remains closely connected to the overall business for the management of end-to-end Final Product, working with peers to translate information from the market to drive continuous improvement in systems and Amgen’s combination products.

The Data Scientist serves as a member of the Final Product Quality and Surveillance Business Office. This role will apply expertise in data analytics and methodologies to enhance the way data is used to inform and make recommendations regarding impact to post marketed product and future product improvements. This individual will participate in a variety of initiatives and projects to address interesting challenges and unmet needs that apply across final product quality. Through the use of improved data analytics and statistics, this role provides greater visibility into final product quality data and drives improved decision making and action as a result.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leverages technical and analytical expertise to understand critical business issues and generate insights for action
  • Builds analytical tools, using multiple data sources, to automate data analytics and business performance indicators
  • Provides data science guidance to afford complaint owners with the ability to access, analyze and visualize data relevant to post market surveillance decisions
  • Participates on cross-functional teams, projects and/or programs to systematically integrate data, derive insights, and automate processes
  • Partners across Final Product Quality and Surveillance and Final Product Technologies to learn from teams and share how data can be better utilized to drive improvements
  • Focuses on ways to predict and prevent, leveraging leading indicators and data insights to proactively identify opportunities and challenges
  • Executes projects, with appropriate guidance, allowing for identification of insights and improvement opportunities across Final Product Quality, as well as ultimately derive business value for Amgen
  • Delivers effective and clear communication of issues / data to stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of Data Analytics / Manufacturing / Quality experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Data Analytics / Manufacturing / Quality experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of Data Analytics / Manufacturing / Quality experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Data Analytics / Manufacturing / Quality experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of applied data science experience
  • Quality and manufacturing experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics and/or a Science Field
  • Strong background in statistics and complex statistical analysis
  • Strong communication skills and ability to translate / communicate technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to successfully manage workload to timelines
  • Familiarity with basic project management tools
  • Familiarity and background with biotechnology processes and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to negotiate a position after taking feedback from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, consistently deliver on-time, and high-quality results
  • Ability to operate in a matrixed or team environment with site, functional, and executive leadership
  • Experience in driving decision making by using decision making principles
  • Understanding of industry requirements/expectations of a Quality Management System
  • Understanding of the applicable manufacturing/testing processes (i.e., API, Drug Substance, Drug Product, Packaging, Device manufacturing processes)
  • Strong applied knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to perform intermediate level programming and coding within data analytical tools
  • Experience in leading and designing Data Visualization/Communication Familiarity with collaboration and work management software tools (e.g. Smartsheet, SharePoint, box)
  • Ability to travel +/- 10% of time to domestic and international Amgen sites

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.

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.

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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