Amgen Research Operations Mgr in South San Francisco, California

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions.

The Research Operations team is seeking an enthusiastic and result-oriented Research Project Manager to join our growing team at the Amgen South San Francisco, CA location. The Research Project Manager will be responsible for supporting cross-functional teams for a variety of Discovery pipeline projects in oncology. This is a highly visible position that will apply fit-for-purpose project management to scientific research.

Key responsibilities

  • Provides fit-for-purpose project management to Research project teams

  • Provide support to the Senior Project Team Lead to manage the portfolio of Research projects in oncology

  • Partners with project team leads to charter teams, develop core documents, establish timeline and budget, aligning project tactics with project strategy

  • Manages project timelines and monitors team adherence to project plan; accountable for ensuring project plans/timelines are entered and updated in the enterprise system

  • Facilitate effective project meetings, manage change and conflict in a matrix environment

  • Identifies resource gaps and works with team to resolve

  • Drives best practices across teams and develops and implements fit-for-purpose tools to efficiently support project teams

  • 10% Domestic Travel

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of Scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree and 3+ years research experience in Oncology

Demonstrated fit-for-purpose project management experience supporting research programs in the biopharmaceutical industry

Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality

Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively work in a team/matrix environment, to collaborate and coordinate with internal and external department staff at various levels, and to influence others effectively

Demonstrated ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality

Quick learner who is proactive and takes initiative; strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong oral and written communications skills

Self-directed, innovative and collaborative spirit, flexible to adapt to a dynamic environment, and resourceful

Proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.