Observational Research Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Job Summary

There is increasing demand for information from observational studies by regulatory and reimbursement authorities. The Center for Observational Research (CfOR) was created to address this imperative. The CfOR Manager will have responsibilities for conducting epidemiologic research to support Level 1 - 3 forecasts for pipeline products and forecasts for potential in-licensing products. The CfOR Manager will utilize creativity and independent thought in applying technical solutions to derivation of epidemiologic inputs to product forecasts and aligning research with global and/or regional product team strategies. CfOR Managers are recognized as strong scientific contributors to papers in peer reviewed journals or internal reports that enhance the company's mission.

Key activities of the CfOR Manager include:
  • Conducting high-quality research to support development of addressable population forecasts.
  • Executing or managing descriptive epidemiologic studies to characterize the incidence/prevalence of disease in US, EU and emerging market countries.
  • Executing or managing research projects involving the analysis of medical claims/EMR data sources.
  • Conducting literature reviews, prepares research reports and contributing to scientific manuscripts.
  • Defending the methods, data sources and inputs into addressable population forecasts.
  • Explaining the differences in disease state epidemiology and treatment landscapes across key countries.
  • Developing a deep understanding of commercial product strategy to help shape patient research and analysis.
  • Helping shape scenarios around evolving treatment landscapes in the market.
  • Contributing to 'lessons learned' discussions post-product launch.
  • Promoting epidemiologic awareness within Global Marketing (Global Marketing Lead, Forecasting Director, Forecasting Manager).
  • Promoting understanding within CfOR of commercial implications to R&D activities.
  • Communicating significant scientific information to a variety of audiences.
  • Contributing to CfOR TA.
  • Establishing annual product-specific and personal goals.
  • Providing input into CfOR department meetings.

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 a Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology setting
  • Expertise with advanced spreadsheets and modelling software
  • Understanding of drug development (Pre-clinical, Early Development, and/or Clinical Development)
  • Project planning and management
  • Regional project experience
  • Communication of scientific information (written and oral)
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

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.

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.

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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.