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Observational Research Manager

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
May 18, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? 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. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Observational Research Manager

Do you want an exciting position working with multiple teams to generate real world evidence supporting a wide variety of business needs? The increasing demand for real-world evidence (RWE) from regulatory and reimbursement authorities makes observational research a key part of drug development and commercialization. Amgen's Center for Observational Research (CfOR) is a global organization with an industry-leading analytical capability that generates RWE to support business needs across a products lifecycle.

CfOR scientists partner with internal team members and industry experts to design, conduct, interpret and publish observational research that informs decision-making from the early development of a molecule to the design of clinical trials and the safety and efficacy of Amgen medicines.

CfOR studies include but are not limited to evidence generation regarding the frequency and distribution of disease, the clinical burden of disease, the natural history or clinical course of disease, the design of clinical trials, treatment cost and utilization patterns, and the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will have responsibilities for research activities on product-facing teams in the therapeutic area of cardiovascular disease. A CfOR Manager is recognized as a strong scientific contributor and is a first or contributing author for papers in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts for scientific congresses or for internal reports that enhance the companys mission.

Key Activities Include:
  • Designs and executes real world data studies and analyses to address research questions of interest for Amgen product teams
  • Manages research projects involving the analysis of multiple types of data including medical claims, electronic health records, and registries using advanced analytical platform Aetion
  • Provides research support for consumers of real-world evidence at Amgen across the life cycle of Amgen products including health outcomes and safety, as needed
  • Conducts literature reviews and prepares research reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Stays abreast of the latest developments in the field of observational research and drug development
  • Promotes awareness, understanding, and use of observational research methods
  • Communicates scientific information to a variety of audiences

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek has these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of scientific experience


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of scientific experience


Associates degree and 10 years of scientific experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Epidemiology or other subject with high observational research content
  • Experience in the design and analysis of observational research studies within Pharmaceutical or Public Health setting
  • Experience in research to support drug development
  • Experience working with secondary data systems, including administrative claims, EMR, registries
  • Experience in observational research project planning and management
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

What you can expect of us

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

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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