Observational Research Mgr

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is searching for an Observational Research Manager (Epidemiology). This manager will have responsibilities for research activities in the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area (TA) and reports directly to a Therapeutic Area Director. This role is located on the Amgen corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Observational Research (OR) uses real-world evidence to make 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. The 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:
  • Contributes to research strategy within the product teams and observational research TA
  • Executes or manages descriptive epidemiologic studies to characterize the incidence/prevalence of disease in US, EU, Asia, and emerging market countries
  • Executes or manages research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, EMR, and prospective observational cohort studies
  • Executes pharmacovigilance studies
  • Provides safety research support across the life cycle of Amgen products
  • Supports development of risk management plans
  • 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
  • Supports relationships with key leaders in observational research
  • Provides input into observational research department meetings
  • 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 & 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 observation research studies within Pharmaceutical or Public Health setting
  • Experience in research to support drug development
  • Experience in observational research project planning and management
  • Experience communicating observational research information (written and oral)
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Record of publications in observational research or clinical journals

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

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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.