Health Policy Manager, Innovation Policy Research Group

Amgen Inc. Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 4 months ago

Career CategoryValue and AccessJob Description

The Health Policy Manager, Innovation Policy Research Group (IPRG) is a key contributor to the IPRG research strategy and executes best-in-class evidence generation to support US and Global policy objectives in the development and use of innovative medicines, amidst the ever-changing and dynamic healthcare ecosystem. The role develops evidence to inform Amgen policy positions and decision-making and translate/contextualize policy impact for members of the Global Value Access & Policy (GVA&P), commercial and other key functions. The role is highly cross functional, from aligning with the US and Global Policy teams on their policy objectives to coordinating with Value Communications in executing IPRG dissemination strategy both internally and externally.

This position may be located at Amgen's headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California or may be a remote-based position in the United States.


The Manager helps plan and execute an integrated research program to support innovation policy and delivers against defined goals.

  • Coordinates project activities

  • Identifies and contracts with top policy vendors and key opinion leaders to execute our research agenda within global SOPs

  • Develops appropriate internal and external capabilities, including study design and analytic methods to perform research to accomplish group goals, develops or approves research project plans and oversees execution

  • Has budget responsibility for specific projects

  • Consults on the strategic and tactical plan for publications and press releases for IPRG research in collaboration with other Amgen products and functions

  • Applies knowledge of epidemiology, economics, psychometrics, medical writing and policy to prepare IPRG publications for dissemination

  • Represents Amgen at policy conferences and meetings

  • Supports and collaborates with key Amgen stakeholders to generate evidence on the long-term impact of healthcare policy trends, macro issues, and emerging healthcare reforms affecting the value, access and reimbursement of Amgen's portfolio

  • Develops a deep knowledge of the US reimbursement and payment environment and key Amgen product objectives to guide program development

  • Collaborates with US and Global Policy teams to work in alignment on prioritized Amgen policy issues

  • Serves as the key liaison with key internal stakeholders -- mainly GVA&P and US Value Access (USVA) -- to align needs and provide information on the impact of research on relevant policy priorities and Amgen product portfolio

  • Supports internal IPRG initiatives

  • Develops an environment for best practice sharing and standardization across evidence generation projects

Expected travel (may include overnight travel) approximately 10-15% of work time.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of health economics and outcomes research experience and/or health policy experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of health economics and outcomes research experience and/or health policy experience


Associate's degree and 8 years of health economics and outcomes research experience and/or health policy experience


High school diploma / GED and 10 years of health economics and outcomes research experience and/or health policy experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects with direct access or coverage policy implications

  • Demonstrated research achievement as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications

  • Strong knowledge of Health Economics and Outcomes Research methods, including study design and analytic methods.

  • Experience in executing outcomes research in one of the following sectors

  • Managed Care Organization (MCO), Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), or academic medical center.

  • Strong knowledge of policy (US or Global), including access, reimbursement, payer strategies, value and insurance design and delivery reforms.

  • Possesses the type of effective verbal skills, emotional maturity, and internal drive that enables you to exercise positive influence with internal stakeholders and external entities (e.g. collaborative research partnerships).

  • Ability to align internal and external stakeholders around future US policy shaping initiatives

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills essential

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

At Amgen, contributions are recognized and strong performance is rewarded. Regularly recognized as a "Best Place to Work," we enable staff to chart their own career paths based on their unique talents by offering challenging assignments, active career development, coaching and individual rewards.

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.


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