Observational Research Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 23, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Are you searching for a new, dynamic opportunity working with multiple teams to generate real world evidence supporting a wide variety of business needs? If so, we invite you to explore Amgen's Center for Observational Research.

With a constantly increasing demand for information from regulatory and reimbursement agencies, Observational research (OR) has become a critical component in drug development and commercialization. Amgen's Center for Observational Research (CfOR) partners with internal and external teams to generate real world evidence for multiple stakeholders across the product lifecycle. The CfOR contributes evidence regarding the frequency and distribution of disease or the clinical burden of disease, the natural history or clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, cost and utilization patterns and the safety and effectiveness of interventions.

With the on-going growth and planned expansion of Amgen's CfOR, there is an opportunity for an Observational Research Manager - Epidemiology. The CfOR Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and a first or contributing author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses and internal reports that enhance the company's mission.

  • Executing and managing descriptive epidemiologic studies to characterize the incidence/prevalence of disease in US, EU, Asia, and emerging market countries.
  • Executing and managing research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records and prospective observational cohort studies.
  • Providing safety research across the life cycle of Amgen products including supporting the development of risk management plans and pharmacovigilance studies.
  • Conducting literature reviews and preparing research reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Staying current on the latest developments in the field of observational research and drug development.
  • Promoting awareness, understanding and use of observational research methods.
  • Communicating significant scientific information to a variety of audiences.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of related research and scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related research and scientific experience


Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related research and scientific experience


High School diploma / GED and 12 years of related research and 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 and/or Public Health settings.
  • Experience in research to support drug development.
  • Experience working with secondary data systems including administrative claims, EMR and registries.
  • Experience in observational research project planning and management.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams.

Join Us

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.