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Amgen Observational Research 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.

Observational Research Manager


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. This vital role will be responsible for research activities in the Pharmacovigilance Epidemiology (PV EPI) group within the Data and Analytics Center (DAC).

With a constantly increasing demand for information from regulatory and reimbursement agencies, Observational research (OR) has become a critical component in drug development and commercialization. Amgen’s Center for Observational Research (CfOR) partners with internal and external teams to generate real world evidence for multiple partners across the product lifecycle. The CfOR supplies 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.

With the ongoing growth and planned expansion of Amgen’s CfOR, there is an opportunity for an Observational Research Manager (Epidemiology). The CfOR Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and a first or contributing author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses and internal reports that enhance the company’s mission. Preferably, CfOR Managers will be located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA, but remote working opportunities may also be available.

  • Performing and handling descriptive epidemiologic studies to characterize the incidence/prevalence of disease in US, EU, Asia, and emerging market countries.

  • Performing and running research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records and prospective observational cohort studies.

  • Providing safety research across the life cycle of Amgen products including supporting the development of risk management plans and pharmacovigilance studies.

  • Conducting literature reviews and preparing research reports and scientific manuscripts.

  • Staying current on the latest developments in the field of observational research and drug development.

  • Promoting awareness, understanding and use of observational research methods.

  • Communicating 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 manager we seek is a professional with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree Or

  • Master's degree and 3 years of related research and scientific experience Or

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related research and scientific experience Or

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related research and scientific experience Or

  • High School diploma / GED and 12 years of related research and scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Epidemiology or other subject with high observational research content.

  • Experience in the design, execution and analysis of observation research studies within Pharmaceutical and/or Public Health settings.

  • Experience in research to support drug development.

  • Experience working with secondary data systems including administrative claims, EMR and registries.

  • Experience in observational research project planning and management.

  • Foundational knowledge of comparative analysis and causal inference methods, as evidenced by academic curricula or hands-on experience

  • Experience conducting data analysis using the R programming language


Some of the vast rewards of working here

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.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and improve your potential along your career journey

  • A diverse and broad 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.

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