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Amgen Observational Research Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen has an opportunity for a Observational Research Manager (Epidemiology) to focus on research activities in the Oncology therapeutic area (TA). Reporting to a Hematology Oncology Director, this role will be located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Observational Research (OR) makes important contributions to drug development, commercialization and safety evaluation. Observational Research contributes evidence regarding the frequency and distribution of disease, the natural history and clinical burden of disease, the design of clinical trials, cost and utilization patterns and the safety and effectiveness of therapies. There is increasing demand for information from OR studies by regulatory and reimbursement authorities. Amgen’s Center for Observational Research (CfOR) was created to address this imperative.

A CfOR Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and is a first or contributing author for papers in peer reviewed journals or for internal reports that enhance the company’s mission. Key activities include:

  • Contributing to research strategies within product and observational research TA teams.

  • Executing and managing descriptive epidemiological studies to characterize the incidence/prevalence of disease in US, EU, Asia and emerging market countries.

  • Executing and managing research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, EMR and prospective observational cohort studies.

  • Conducting pharmacovigilance studies.

  • Providing safety research support across the life cycle of Amgen products.

  • Supporting development of risk management plans.

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

  • Keeping up to date on the latest developments in observational research and drug development.

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

  • Supporting relationships with key leaders in observational research and providing input at meetings.

  • Communicating significant scientific information to a variety of audiences.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of research and scientific experience


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of research and scientific experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of research and scientific experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of 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 observational research studies within Pharmaceutical and/or Public Health settings.

  • Experience in research to support drug development.

  • Experience in observational research project planning and management.

  • Experience presenting observational research information.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Record of publications in observational research or clinical journals.

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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.

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