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Amgen Biostatistical Programming Manager in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


You’ve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Biostatistical Program Manager


What you will do

Amgen is seeking an Observational Research Programming Manager to join the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) organization. This individual will report to a Sr. Manager in CfOR’s Data & Analytic Center.

This role will support the CfOR organization by setting goals with CfOR epidemiologists, laying out a strategy to deliver on those goals, and coordinating with a functional service provider (FSP)-based team of contract programmers to achieve the goals. In addition, the Manager is responsible for staying informed of evolving department needs and industry best practices, identifying innovative, impactful proposals to increase efficiency, and supporting the organization’s growth strategies.


  • Lead an FSP-based programming team conducting analyses supporting CfOR’s Data & Analytic Center

  • Coordinate with functional leads to prioritize and manage workflow

  • Identify potential efficiency improvements and propose solutions

  • Collaborate with CfOR FSP liaison to ensure performance and quality standards from FSP-based programming team

  • Ensure the analysis and presentation of biomedical data is accurate and complete

  • Adhere to Amgen policies, SOPs and other controlled documents

  • Write, test, and validate programs in SAS, Databricks, or R

  • Efficiently manage FSP-based programming team to deliver on time and to specifications

  • Review and approve key study-related documents produced by other functions, e.g. SAPs, Data Management Plans, etc.

  • Write and/or review and approve programming plans and analysis dataset specifications

  • Represent the programming function and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of programming, CfOR, and Research and Development (R&D)

  • Write, test and validate department-, product- and protocol-level macros and utilities

  • Participate in intra-departmental and CfOR meetings

  • Support and mentor junior programmers

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience OR

  • Associate’s degree and 8 years of experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 10 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or other subject with high statistical content

  • Vendor relationship management or related experience with functional service providers

  • Experience with real world healthcare data such as MarketScan, Optum, Medicare and EMR databases

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Database programming using SQL

  • Minimum five years SAS programming experience

  • Experience with advanced statistical methods such as survival and regression analysis

Key Competencies

  • Programming with SAS, R, Python or other procedural languages

  • Technical excellence

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Project management

  • Teamwork

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Oral and written communication

Understanding of computer operating systems, including cloud-based (AWS), Databricks and UNIX


What you can expect of us

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.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

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Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.