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Amgen Biostatistical Programming Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

The Biostatistical Programming Senior Manager within the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) provides leadership to the US-based Therapeutic Area programming team in the development and execution of real-world evidence (RWE) observational studies and ensures adequate and timely delivery of results. The individual is responsible for oversight of the US programming team and planning, organizing, and managing resources to ensure high quality and timely delivery of observational research programming deliverables. Leads and contributes to efforts to identify, develop and implement departmental standards, applications, processes and training. This position requires management of a geographically distributed technical team, as well as a broad, comprehensive understanding of statistical programming languages and platforms, real word data, claims and EMR databases.

CfOR leads Amgen’s strategic effort to optimally leverage RWE to conduct observational research studies and help increase the efficiency of drug development and drug commercialization. CfOR at Amgen partners with teams to generate RWE supporting a wide variety of business needs for multiple partners across the product lifecycle. Evidence generation activities include but are not limited to studies regarding the frequency and distribution of disease, the clinical burden of disease, the natural history or clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, treatment cost and utilization patterns, and the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. ​

The manager will be responsible for leading the US-based Therapeutic Area programming team within the Data and Analytics Center (DAC). This role is located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA, with remote opportunities also considered.


  • Execute and lead the programming for observational research studies across multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records, and survey data

  • Work cross-functionally to establish and maintain priorities on projects and allocate staff and FSP external workers to projects in alignment with business and product priorities

  • Communicate and interpret technical, scientific information to a variety of audiences

  • Effective people management, through staff development, engagement, and performance management

  • Implement new approaches for working with Big Data in healthcare, such as using common data models, data visualization, and efficiency initiatives in large databases

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of statistical programming in pharmaceutical industry experience


Master’s degree and 6 years of statistical programming in pharmaceutical industry experience


Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of statistical programming in pharmaceutical industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in quantitative or scientific subjects

8+ years of significant statistical programming experience

Experience leading programming teams

Experience working effectively in a globally dispersed team environment with cross-cultural partners

Prior staff development leadership and project management experience

In-depth knowledge of real world data and large claims dataset programming experience

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