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Biostatistical Programming Manager

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 9, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biostatistics, Epidemiology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Biostatistical Program Manager


What you will do

Amgen is seeking an Observational Research Programming Manager to join the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) organization. This individual will report to a Sr. Manager in CfORs Data & Analytic Center.

This role will support the CfOR organization by setting goals with CfOR epidemiologists, laying out a strategy to deliver on those goals, and coordinating with a functional service provider (FSP)-based team of contract programmers to achieve the goals. In addition, the Manager is responsible for staying informed of evolving department needs and industry best practices, identifying innovative, impactful proposals to increase efficiency, and supporting the organizations growth strategies.


  • Lead an FSP-based programming team conducting analyses supporting CfORs Data & Analytic Center
  • Coordinate with functional leads to prioritize and manage workflow
  • Identify potential efficiency improvements and propose solutions
  • Collaborate with CfOR FSP liaison to ensure performance and quality standards from FSP-based programming team
  • Ensure the analysis and presentation of biomedical data is accurate and complete
  • Adhere to Amgen policies, SOPs and other controlled documents
  • Write, test, and validate programs in SAS, Databricks, or R
  • Efficiently manage FSP-based programming team to deliver on time and to specifications
  • Review and approve key study-related documents produced by other functions, e.g. SAPs, Data Management Plans, etc.
  • Write and/or review and approve programming plans and analysis dataset specifications
  • Represent the programming function and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of programming, CfOR, and Research and Development (R&D)
  • Write, test and validate department-, product- and protocol-level macros and utilities
  • Participate in intra-departmental and CfOR meetings
  • Support and mentor junior programmers

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree OR
  • Masters degree and 2 years of experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 4 years ofexperience OR
  • Associates degree and 8 years ofexperience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 10 years ofexperience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or other subject with high statistical content
  • Vendor relationship management or related experience with functional service providers
  • Experience with real world healthcare data such as MarketScan, Optum, Medicare and EMR databases
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Database programming using SQL
  • Minimum five years SAS programming experience
  • Experience with advanced statistical methods such as survival and regression analysis

Key Competencies

  • Programming with SAS, R, Python or other procedural languages
  • Technical excellence
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Oral and written communication

Understanding of computer operating systems, including cloud-based (AWS), Databricks and UNIX


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.

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 does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position

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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