Senior Counsel - Commercial Operations and Scientific Affairs - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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Senior Counsel - Commercial Operations and Scientific Affairs


Thousand Oaks, CA
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Job Description

The Senior Counsel will be responsible for advising Amgen's commercial operations on a wide variety of issues concerning the sale, and promotion of biopharmaceutical products in the United States as well as activities with the healthcare community conducted by Amgen's scientific affairs organization.

The primary responsibilities of this position will include:

Advising Amgen commercial operations unit on marketing, sales and product access strategies; pricing and contracting; helping clients navigate healthcare fraud and abuse matters and FDA promotional regulations

Counseling commercial leadership on industry trends, including government enforcement actions relating to the promotion of biopharmaceutical products

Providing on-going training to commercial operations staff regarding legal and regulatory requirements for commercial activity in the biopharmaceutical industry

Advising Amgen scientific affairs personnel on scientific exchange activities and interactions with healthcare professionals

Analyzing, reviewing and approving promotional and scientific education materials


Basic Qualifications:

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing law

Preferred Qualifications:

8+ years of government, in-house or law firm experience advising and counseling clients

4+ years of experience advising healthcare industry-related clients on complex legal and regulatory matters

Understanding of sales, marketing and healthcare compliance laws and regulations outside the US

Direct responsibility for counseling and influencing clients and cross-functional stakeholders

Strong communication skills and a commitment to client service

Superior academic achievement

The successful candidate will excel at (1) effectively counseling and guiding clients through a competitive and complex marketplace, (2) delivering results in a dynamic and fast-pace environment, (3) adapting to multiple and changing needs of business clients and (4) working well in a team, as well as cross-functional settings.

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.