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Research Operations Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-111761
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US


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

Research Operations Manager


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will integrate and collaborate with key contacts in Research Scientific functional areas and Global Facilities Operations to deliver high level support relating to lab management, operational efficiency and cross site alignment.

This candidate will lead continuous improvement initiatives in lab management support and strategy.

As an R&D Laboratory Operations representative you will collaborate with functional laboratory leadership, Lab Asset Management Program representatives, Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability representatives and site services points of contact to drive deliverables and lead execution.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Optimize laboratory asset management; utilizing data analytics to oversee asset lifecycle management; representing R&D functions on site specific lab and office space projects (renovations, reconfiguration, relocations and/or closures)
  • Manage functional equipment budgets and leading the R&D capital asset procurement process; representing R&D functional areas on site governance safety teams; participating in the management of the Controlled Substances program
  • Act as a conduit between functional areas and various operational support resources to address obstacles impacting daily efficiency as well as address systemic issues impacting lab operations.
  • Serve as project manager on various cross functional, cross site committees with representatives from scientific functions, R&D Operations and other Amgen areas.

Responsibilities include: collection and evaluation of lab instrument analytics, lab asset lifecycle management, execution of program deliverables/goals, and primary contact for issue resolution and support.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree (Life Sciences or related) & 8 years of lab operations management or related industry experience - OR -
  • Bachelor's Degree (Life Sciences or related) & 6 years of lab operations management or related experience (desired) - OR -
  • Master's Degree (Live Sciences or related) & 4 years of lab operations management or related experience


  • Advanced communication and collaboration skills and abilities
  • Strong data analytics and ability to derive conclusions from the data
  • Ability to successfully lead teams
  • Self driven, initiative to proactively drive improvements and efficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborates, negotiates and persuades others, both internally and externally
  • Strong effectiveness while working in cross-functional, team matrix environment
  • Comfortable integrating and communicating with upper management
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Prioritization, time management, decision-making and problem solving
  • Proficient with MS Office tools (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, MS Teams, Visio and Outlook) and Smartsheet
  • Knowledge of regulatory (GLP and GCP) and pharmaceutical processes recommended


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 Plan-comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits-with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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Equal Opportunity Statement

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 a 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 an accommodation.

Join Us

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.

Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-16

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