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Amgen Observational Research Manager in Thousand Oaks, 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

Job Description

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. With a constantly growing demand for information from regulatory and reimbursement agencies, Observational research (OR) has become a critical area 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.

In this vital role you will be responsible for research activities on therapeutic/product or Data and Analytics Center (DAC) functionally aligned teams. The CfOR Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and a giving author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses and internal reports that improve 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.

  • Crafting and implementing studies to support evidence generation such as identifying appropriate patient populations, assessing disease burden and resource utilization, acquiring product registrations and label-expansions, meeting post-marketing requirements/commitments and product differentiation.

  • Finding opportunities to substitute for and/or complement interventional studies to reduce time and cost of drug development.

  • Influencing Support key observational research cross-functional partners in the utilization and timing of non-interventional research to answer high-priority strategic business questions.

  • Demonstrating real-world data and CfOR analytic approaches to advise high-value business decisions for multiple partners.

  • Supervising business and functional priorities and aligning resources for those priorities.

  • Giving to the mission of the CfOR including progressing innovative epidemiological methods and analytical capabilities to support the CfOR’s leadership role within Amgen and the industry.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The research professional we seek is driven 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 communicating observational research information (written and oral)

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams


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 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.

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Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada 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.