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Amgen Observational Research Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Are you searching for a new, dynamic opportunity working with multiple teams to generate real world evidence supporting a wide variety of business needs? If so, we invite you to explore Amgen’s Center for Observational Research.

With a constantly increasing demand for information from regulatory and reimbursement agencies, Observational research (OR) has become a critical component 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 stakeholders across the product lifecycle. The CfOR contributes evidence regarding the frequency and distribution of disease or the clinical burden of disease, the natural history or clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, cost and utilization patterns and the safety and effectiveness of interventions. ​

With the on-going growth and planned expansion of Amgen’s CfOR, there is an opportunity for a Observational Research Senior Manager (Epidemiology) that will be responsible for research activities to support the Oncology therapeutic area. The CfOR Senior Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and a first or contributing author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses and internal reports that enhance the company’s mission. Preferably, CfOR Senior Managers will be located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA, but remote working opportunities may also be available.

Key activities of a CfOR Senior Manager include:

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

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

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

  • Leveraging real-world data and CfOR analytic approaches to inform high-value business decisions for multiple stakeholders.

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

  • Contributing 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.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of related research and scientific experience


Master's degree and 6 years of related research and scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related research and scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related research and scientific experience


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 in the design, execution and analysis of observation research studies within Pharmaceutical and/or Public Health settings.

  • Experience in research to support drug development.

  • Experience in oncology research.

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

  • Experience in observational research project planning and management.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

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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.​