Medical Director, US Medical Leader - Oncology (Xgeva)

Thousand Oaks, California
Mar 03, 2018
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The US Medical Organization, Medical Director, Oncology, US Medical Leader (USML) 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, 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 Medical Communications, 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
  • Budgeting and forecast accuracy within area of responsibility
  • Coaching, mentoring and developing team members
  • Provide interpretation of clinical study data

Basic Qualifications

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school

2 years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research in Oncology

Preferred Qualifications

Board certified or board eligible

Clinical research/medical affairs experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers

Experience with clinical study management and conduct

Familiarity with US health care compliance considerations

Experience with opinion leader interactions

Experience with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and payers

Broad and formal leadership experience


Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

Therapeutic area knowledge

Network of customer contacts in therapeutic area

Knowledge of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment

Finance/budgeting and resource management experience

Track record of leadership

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology 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.