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Amgen Observational Research Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

Observational research (OR) is an increasingly important component in drug development and commercialization, because in the current environment, there is increased demand for information from OR studies for regulatory and reimbursement authorities. The Center for Observational Research (CfOR) at Amgen partners with teams to generate real world evidence supporting a wide variety of business needs for multiple stakeholders across the product lifecycle. CfOR studies include but are not limited to evidence generation 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. ​

Amgen is searching for an Observational Research Manager (Epidemiology). This manager will have responsibilities for patient forecasting activities related to one of our therapeutic area teams and will be a member of the Data and Analytics Center (DAC). A CfOR 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. This role will primarily be located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA, but remote opportunities may also be available.

Key Activities include:

  • Develops forecasting estimates of specific patient target populations

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

  • Executes analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records, and prospective observational cohort 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

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 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

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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.

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