Principal Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information


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.

Principal Data Scientist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will work within the Center for Observational Research (CfOR), report to a Director, Observational Research. This position will primarily involve hands-on data science activities, including evaluation of data quality, data management, data visualization and data analysis, and the building machine learning models, using observational data, to support drug development.

This role is recognized as a scientific contributor and is a first or contributing author for papers in peer reviewed journals or for internal reports that enhance the company’s mission. The position includes opportunities to work with large and rich healthcare data, the ability to learn and use innovative machine learning methods, and resources to facilitate career growth.


  • Conduct research to the highest standards of the profession
  • Researching and selecting appropriate data sources, acquisition and cleaning
  • Using quantitative techniques to understand and discover useful information from biological data and lead development of data visualization efforts using visualization tools such as R, tableau or Spotfire
  • Developing predictive analytics models and implementing data analytic pipelines, using healthcare data
  • Author and present study protocols and analysis plans
  • Author study reports and research papers
  • Participate in submission planning and discussions with regulatory agencies
  • Set annual product-specific and personal goals and provide input into observational research department meetings
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the fields of data science, epidemiology and drug development and contribute to the field.
  • Promote data science awareness and understanding and use of data science and Machine learning methods
  • Communicate significant scientific information to a variety of audiences


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Principal Data Scientist we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of data sciences and/or scientific/observational research experience
  • Or Master’s degree and 6 years of data sciences and/or scientific/observational research experience
  • Or Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of data sciences and/or scientific/observational research experience
  • Or Associate’s degree and 10 years of data sciences and/or scientific/observational research experience
  • Or High School Diploma / GED and 12 years of data sciences and/or scientific/observational research experience


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

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