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Amgen Observational Research Manager – Japan Development in Tokyo, Japan

Observational Research Manager – Japan Development

The Manager of Observational Research within Amgen’s Center for Observational Research will guide the observational research to support drug development and regulatory decision-making. The role will serve as a strong partner within local R&D teams, Amgen’s global network of epidemiologists, and the external research community.

The location of the role is open within the Amgen office in Japan.


What you will do

The role is responsible for:

a) Leading observational research studies contributing to the research and development of investigational molecules in Japan

  • Design and conduct the observational studies that describe the frequency and natural history of disease, support the design of clinical trials, and evaluate safety and effectiveness of medicines

  • Demonstrate creative thought in applying methodological solutions

  • Conduct research to highest standards of the profession

b) Advancing Amgen’s core capabilities to conduct observational research within Japan

  • Actively collaborate with Amgen’s global network of epidemiologists and the external academic community

  • Leverage and build upon available data resources and analytical capabilities

  • Lead observational research in compliance of local regulations

c) Engaging with key stakeholders in both local and global development teams

  • Coach and facilitate awareness to the appropriate use and timing of observational research to answer research questions

  • Communicate scientific information to a variety of internal audiences, health authorities, and the scientific community including manuscripts


What we expect of you


  • PhD in epidemiology or other subject with observational research content or MD with a master’s degree in a subject with observational research content

  • Record of publications in epidemiology

  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in both Japanese and English

  • Professional experience in Asia

Remote working as available (within Japan only)