Sr Medical Advisor/Medical Director - Mississauga, CANADA - ONTARIO | Biospace
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Sr Medical Advisor/Medical Director


Mississauga, CANADA - ONTARIO
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Medical Doctor
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Business Address/Work Location
Amgen Canada Inc.
6775 Financial Dr. Suite 100
Mississauga, ON
L5N 0A4
Title: Sr. Medical Advisor/Medical Director
Reports to: Executive Medical Director
Start Date: Immediate
1 vacancy
Permanent full time - 37.5 hrs week
Language of Work: English
Salary range: $140,000-$175,000 yr
Benefits: Medical benefits, dental benefits, life insurance, retirement plan, company stock plan, 15% target bonus; and other benefits
Qualified applicants should apply directly at

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 (ACI) and the Regional Medical Development Director to represent the Canadian needs
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 Global Study Operations for attracting new research trials to Canada from Amgen Global and coordinating recommendations for involvement
Develops an ACI Clinical trial program:
Works closely with the Clinical, Sr. Manager to manage front end planning for ACI 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 that are sent in through the RMLs in conjunction with the Clinical, Senior Manager
Member of Canadian Protocol Review Group to review locally written Amgen protocols and Investigator Initiated studies (IIS).
Acts as local study physician for ACI sponsored trials
Represents Amgen to the medical, regulatory and academic communities, and government agencies by:

Developing and maintaining a network of thought leaders and representing the company to the medical community.

Providing medical expertise

Participating in congresses and symposia and interfacing with thought leaders and customers to contribute to KOL development and CI.

Updating KOL's and soliciting opinions regarding future clinical strategy.

Developing and maintaining scientific therapeutic and product expertise to maximize interactions with external customers.

Presenting to significant scientific bodies, professional societies, regulators, reimbursement bodies, Advisory Boards, and KOL's)

Is a permanent and active member of the RDLT (R&D Leadership Team)

Provides medical guidance for the review of individual compassionate access requests, and develops and proposes plans for continued study drug support when studies end

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


Basic Qualifications
Medical Doctor (MD) designation
Expertise in the field of immunology/inflammation
5+ years of work experience
3+ years of related medical experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications
Strong knowledge in the field of bone, cardiology/dyslipidemia
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
Ability to identify gaps within the body of knowledge that need to be filled in order to allow optimal positioning of Amgen's products
Demonstrate superior team coordination and leadership skills
Previous people management will be an asset (the incumbent may or may not have direct reports)
Be results oriented with a strong competitive drive
Have the skills to develop credible relationships with KOLs
Ability to convey new or complex principles through excellent communication and presentation skills
Be able to travel up to 20% of the time on average
Be proficient in English (French an asset)

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.
Amgen Recruitment Contact
Trish Lovering