Diagnostics Project Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jul 19, 2021
Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Diagnostics Project Leader


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Diagnostics Project Manager (Dx PM), based out of our global headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA supports cross-functional development and commercialization activities for Diagnostics that are supporting pipeline or inline products at Amgen. The Dx PM will report to the Director, Clinical Biomarkers and Diagnostics. In this vital you will work with the Diagnostic Development Team (DxDT) and the Diagnostic Launch Team (DxLT) to support the development and implementation of high quality, global, integrated cross-functional diagnostic project plans for one or more products in support of the overall program strategy. These teams work with Amgen Product Development teams and Diagnostic companies to support the timelines and results for the programs.

The Diagnostic Project Manager is specifically responsible for:
  • Working with the DxDT / DxLT Leads, identifies key Dx deliverables for each function and their inter-dependencies
  • Drives planning for diagnostic development and commercialization activities that support key drug development stage-gate decision points (e.g., First in Human, End of Phase 2, Filing, and Launch)
  • Implements standard methodologies and ensuring cross-functional alignment and accountability
  • Identifies project issues or resource gaps and facilitating resolution
  • Reinforces proper decision making according to Amgens Decision-Making Framework
  • Monitors and communicates progress and adherence to timelines
  • Facilities resource planning, financial and capacity assessments
  • Conducts risk management, contingency and scenario planning using a variety of project management tools
  • Assists with the processing of invoices, purchase orders, contracts, statements of work which support Dx development activities

The Dx PM leads DxDT and DxLT team effectiveness by:

Identifying and efficiently resolving issues, facilitating decisions, and tracking action items; appropriate issue escalation

Partners with DxDT or DxLT Leads to develop governance board deliverables and subsequent implementation of decisions

Develops positive relationships with external business partners and strategic alliances

The Dx PM drives effective DxDT and DxLT communication by:

Serves as a single point of contact for cross-functional information (content and quality)

Communicates cross-functional project information at meetings and to other

partners, as appropriate

Ensures alignment of functional and regional issues

Demonstrates strong written / oral communication skills and executive presence across functions and across different levels of leadership


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a project manager with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Masters degree and 4 years of Project Management experience


Bachelors degree and 6 years of Project Management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8+ years industry experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, or other Healthcare-related field

4+ years in a diagnostic development Project Management role

Drug and / or Diagnostic Development knowledge with basic to strong understanding of other functions relevant to the position which may include: Research, Preclinical, Clinical, Manufacturing, Commercial and Regulatory

Alliance Management or Business Development experience

Successful track record of implementing Project Management tools, methodologies, practices and infrastructure, as related to the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Independent, motivated, team member with experience in a matrix environment


Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor
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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.

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