Medical Director,US Medical Leader - Acute Leukemia

Thousand Oaks, California
Mar 01, 2018
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The US Medical Organization, Medical Director, Oncology, US Medical Leader (USML) for Acute Leukemia is the single point of accountability and matrix leader for US Medical strategies, including US launch and life cycle management. The USML is responsible for:

  • Leading the development, execution and communication of the US Medical Team (USMT) plan.
  • Collaborating with the US Brand Team in the brand/launch planning process to ensure alignment between medical and brand activities
  • Data generation in the US (including Ph4, HE, Observational, Comparative Effectiveness, and Non-Amgen Sponsored Clinical Research (NASCR)) in partnership with Development Operations, Center for Observational Research and Global Health Economics in support of global development and regional strategies
  • Partnering with the Amgen Therapeutic Area (TA) field-based, Regional Medical Liaisons (RMLs) and HOPE (Health Outcomes and Payer) RML teams to develop and maintain relationships with external clinical community, including interactions with opinion leaders, payers and medical societies for scientific exchange
  • Developing US advocacy plan in partnership with Scientific Affairs, US Value & Access, and Global Development
  • Providing US-focused medical input into global Development strategy, study design and deliverables (e.g., protocol, CSR, manuscript)
  • Ensuring consistency of clinical content and scientific messages across publications and materials
  • Reviewing/funding US IME, donation and sponsorship requests, aligned with global strategy
  • Budgeting and forecast accuracy within area of responsibility
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing team members
  • Provide interpretation of clinical study data



  • MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school
  • Two (2) years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research in Oncology
    OR Significant interest in Oncology


  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Oncology, board certified or board eligible
  • Medical affairs or clinical research experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers
  • Clinical and disease knowledge base in ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia)
  • Five (5) years of clinical research experience and/or basic science combined with clinical teaching and patient care activities
  • Familiarity with FDA organization, guidelines, and practices
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), US regulations and guidelines, and applicable US regulatory requirements
  • History of solving problems while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs