Medical Development Director - Mississauga, CANADA - ONTARIO | Biospace
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Medical Development Director


Mississauga, CANADA - ONTARIO
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Full time
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Medical Doctor
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Job Description

Medical Director, Inflammation

Reports to: Executive Director, R&D

Location: Mississauga Head Office

1 vacancy
Permanent full time
Salary range - $150,000-$170,000 CAD annually
4 weeks vacation
Medical/dental/life insurance
Retirement plan
Start date - ASAP
Contact - staffing

The Medical Development Director is the Inflammation therapeutic area medical expert reporting to the Executive Director, R&D. The Director will provide medical support, strategic direction and tactical implementation for medical and scientific issues affecting local commercialization of all the products within their therapeutic area of responsibility. In addition, the individual will provide strategic input into Intercontinental Region Medical planning and have strong connections with the Regional Medical Development Dir of the respective Therapeutic Area and interactions with the Global Development lead (GDL) or similar positions within the Global Development organization. The Director will work in a matrixed manner with internal and external partners to ensure that the overall medical plan is implemented successfully. The Medical Director will be responsible for any local research in sponsored by Amgen Canada within the relevant therapeutic area.


Partners with Director of local Business Unit in the respective Therapeutic Area (TA) by providing support and strategic direction in all scientific issues affecting commercialization. In this capacity he/she participates in the FSC (Franchise Steering committee) of the respective TA

Has active bi-directional communication between Amgen Canada and the Regional Medical Development Director to represent the Canadian needs

Accountable for delivering long term the Canadian R&D Strategic Plan for their TA

Works closely as the Medical Strategic Leader with other members within the R&D team from Medical Communications, RMLs, Med Info, Drug Safety, Global Study Ops (GSO), Regulatory, as well as Value & Access and the New Product Dev Leads

Contributes the Medical/Scientific portion of the 5 year strategic franchise plans

Determines and evaluates scientific and clinical strategies for the local TA

Works closely with the Canadian Development Feasibility Manager in GSO for attracting new research trials to Canada from Amgen Global and coordinating recommendations for involvement

Works closely with the Clinical, Senior Manager to manage front end planning for Amgen Canada sponsored local clinical trials including input into protocol design, coordination of external expert input, recommendation for site involvement. Responsible for data review at study end and participates in KOL/Trial speaker development

Evaluates Canadian requests for Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) proposals

Member of Canadian Protocol Review Group to review locally written Amgen protocols and IIS.

Acts as local study physician for Amgen Canada sponsored trials

Represents Amgen to the medical, regulatory and academic communities, and government agencies

Serves as a role model and mentor to other medically related staff in Amgen


Basic Qualifications

A doctorate level medical degree (MD)

Strong knowledge in the field of immunology/inflammation

Strong knowledge in the field of bone, cardiology/dyslipidemia or oncology

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of industry and/or therapeutically related medical experience in health care

Ability to function as an ethical, professional medical expert in a complex matrix environment

Good understanding of and experience with demonstrating the value of medicines through health economic studies or modelling

Strong scientific and clinical research skills. A working experience with real-world data will be an asset

Good knowledge of clinical development and commercialization processes

Demonstrate superior team coordination and leadership skills

Previous people management will be an asset

Be results oriented with a strong competitive drive

Have the skills to develop credible relationships with KOLs

Be able to travel up to 20% of the time on average

Be proficient in English (French an asset)