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Amgen Observational Research Manager - Oncology - Flex Commuter in Thousand Oaks, California


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Observational Research Manager - Oncology


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will have responsibilities for research activities in the oncology therapeutic/product facing team supporting the BLINCYTO and xaluritamig programs. An Observational Research Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and is a first or contributing author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses or for internal reports that enhance the company’s mission.


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

  • Implements/manages research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records, and prospective observational cohort studies

  • Provides safety research support across the life cycle of Amgen products, supports the development of risk management plans, and drives pharmacovigilance studies

  • Conducts literature reviews and prepares research reports and scientific manuscripts

  • Stays abreast of the latest developments in the field of observational research and drug development

  • Promotes awareness, understanding, and use of observational research methods

  • Communicates 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 Observational Research Manager professional we seek is a research leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of scientific experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of scientific experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Experience in industry oncology trials or cancer research.

  • Experience in the design, execution, and analysis of observational research studies within Pharmaceutical or Public Health setting

  • Experience in research to support drug development

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

  • Experience in observational research project planning and management

  • Excellent verbal and writing communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams


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.

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

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