Clinical Study Planning Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
Oct 20, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

Clinical Study Planning Manager


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of Global Development Operations (GDO). You will drive cross functional planning and effective execution of studies through the development of realistic study timelines and objective communication of project status to maximize global therapeutic value. The Clinical Study Planner partners with the Resource Forecasting Group to ensure optimized planning of resources and budget.

  • Own the development of and the implementation of high-quality, realistic, cross-functional, global clinical trial timelines, from design through final study reporting.

  • Lead, implement and communicate changes per the Change Impact Assessment Review & Approval (CIARA) process or other mechanisms as appropriate.

  • Ensure alignment of funding/investment of clinical studies within assigned programs to support operational planning by functions (i.e. via monthly RAP, annual LRS, quarterly LE, etc.)

  • Maintain accuracy of clinical study timeline information in Amgen data control systems (e.g. Planisware PPM), through conducting integrity checks and data issue resolution on a routine basis for assigned study timelines.

  • Partner with Resource Forecasting Group staff to support optimized planning of resources and budget.

  • Communicate information on clinical trial status, changes, and issues to partners, and confirm acceptance of clinical study timelines with functional representatives ensuring alignment with key operational goals and timelines.

  • Increase the efficiency of trial operations through the sharing of cross-program knowledge and identification of standard methodologies leading to standardization across the organization.

  • Build scenario options in support of decision-making for operational or strategic direction.

  • Participate in or lead process improvement initiatives as assigned.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The research professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree OR

  • Masters degree and 3 years of Clinical experience OR

  • Bachelors degree and 5 years of Clinical experience OR

  • Associates degree and 10 years of Clinical experience OR

  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/BSc in the sciences or RN

  • 5+ years work experience in life sciences or medically related field, including 4+ years of biopharmaceutical clinical product development (clinical research or clinical operations experience acquired at a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company)

  • PMP Certification

  • Drug development knowledge with understanding of other functions, including Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Development Operations, and Regulatory

  • Project management tools and processes (e.g. MS Project, Planisware, PowerPoint) and strong digital literacy, including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications

  • Experience with resource capacity planning tools and methodologies


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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