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Amgen Associate Project Manager in Los Angeles, California


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.

Associate Project Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. This vital individual will report to the Sr. Manager of the CfOR Project Management Office function.

Amgen is seeking an Associate Project Manager at its headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA to join the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) organization.

This role will support the CfOR organization by handling all phases of projects dealing with Real World Evidence data in support of CfOR Observational Studies. The Associate Project Manager will work with the Amgen Responsible Employees (RAEs) within CfOR to lead, supervise and analyze key operational data. In addition, the Associate Project Manager will stay informed of best practices and provide innovative, impactful ideas to optimize processes to support the organization’s growth strategies.

Amgen has established the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) which consolidates Epidemiology, Pharmacovigilance and Health Economics Observational Research into one organization. CfOR will craft, conduct, analyze, interpret, and publish observational research that advises the safety, efficacy, efficiency, and economic value of Amgen products.

Observational research (OR) is an increasingly important component in drug development and commercialization. This team contributes evidence regarding the frequency and distribution of disease or the clinical burden of disease, the natural history or clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, cost and utilization patterns, and the safety and efficiency of interventions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides Project Management technical expertise in all project phases across multiple projects.

  • Applies Agile principles in project management activities.

  • Owns the teams in defining project goals and achievements against realistic timelines, assigning project tasks, supervising daily activities, and ensuring the team meets all project goals.

  • Anticipates and resolves conflict situations in a win-win outcome.

  • Builds project timeline, roles and responsibilities matrices, risk and issues logs and other project artifacts.

  • Plans and conducts project meetings.

  • Prepares presentation material, project reports and dashboards.

  • Supports contracting activities (as appropriate) for the organization.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The project management professional we seek is adept with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree OR

  • Associate’s degree and 4 years of project management experience Or

  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of project management experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

  • Experience in Agile project management.

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new concepts and tools.

  • Experienced in project management tools MS Project, Smartsheet, Jira or equivalent.

  • Scrum Master and/or Scrum Product Owner Certification highly preferred.

  • PMP certification is highly desirable but not required.


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.

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.

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.