Observational Research Director - Oncology (Open to Remote)

Los Angeles, CA
Sep 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Observational Research Director - Oncology


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this leadership role you will lead Center for Observational Research activities for assets in the Oncology therapeutic area. The Director will be responsible for establishing strategic direction and providing technical and managerial leadership.

With a constantly growing demand for information from regulatory and reimbursement agencies, Observational Research (OR) is a critical component in drug development and commercialization. Amgens Center for Observational Research (CfOR) partners with internal and external teams to generate real world evidence for multiple stakeholders across the product lifecycle. CfOR gives evidence regarding the frequency, distribution, clinical burden, natural history and clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, cost and utilization patterns and the safety and efficiency of interventions.

  • Crafting and executing studies to support evidence generation such as identifying appropriate patient populations, assessing disease burden and resource utilization, acquiring product registrations and label-expansions, meeting post-marketing requirements/commitments and product differentiation.

  • Finding opportunities to substitute for and/or complement interventional studies to reduce time and cost of drug development.

  • Influencing cross-functional partners in the utilization and timing of non-interventional research to answer high-priority strategic business questions.

  • Using real-world data and CfOR analytic approaches to inform high-value business decisions for multiple partners.

  • Supervising business and functional priorities and aligning resources for those priorities.

  • Giving to the mission of the CfOR including progressing innovative epidemiological methods and analytical capabilities to support the CfORs leadership role within Amgen and the industry.

  • Leading, developing and mentoring staff and teams.

  • Participating in initiatives to improve capabilities within the CfOR and providing input.

  • Supporting the development of product and CfOR strategies.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with organizational leaders.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The Observational Research Director we seek will have these qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of related research and scientific experience

  • Master's degree and 7 years of related research and scientific experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 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 in observational research project planning and management.

  • Previous experience in leading, growing, developing and handling direct staff and teams.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and social skills.

  • Proven experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams.


What you can expect of us

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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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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.