Principal Scientist - Clinical Pharmacology

Employer
Amgen
Location
South San Francisco, California
Posted
Aug 18, 2018
Ref
R-61587
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Biotechnology opened the door to new types of medicines based on nature's own building blocks. No company has done more to advance this revolution than Amgen & the company's broad toolkit of drug modalities just got larger www.amgenscience.com/the-shape-of-drugs-to-come. The Clinical Pharmacology & Modeling Simulation Department at Amgen is seeking a Principal Scientist-Clinical Pharmacology for its San Francisco, CA location. This position reports to Director of Clinical Pharmacology & Modeling Simulation.

The Principal Scientist of Clinical Pharmacology will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinical Pharmacology and Modeling Simulation strategies for cutting-edge novel modalities including Bi-specific T-cell engagers, antibody-drug-conjugates, CAR-T cells, oncolytic virus & listeria based immunotherapies in addition to small molecule & mono-clonal antibodies. The Principal Scientist will be a member of cross-functional global drug development teams as the Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation department representative & will be Subject Matter Expert who will apply cutting-edge Quantitative Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) approaches to ensure development of safe & effective dosing regimens for various patient sub-populations & also ensure optimal drug development. The Principal Scientist will also be responsible for designing integrated Clinical Pharmacology Modeling & Simulation plans & designing, planning and execution of clinical pharmacology studies in support of these plans.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 3 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience
OR
Master's degree and 6 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience
OR

Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD (in Pharmacokinetics or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacology) or (MD or PharmD)
  • 8 years of experience as Clinical Pharmacology Modeling & Simulation functional representative on product development teams in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Experience in designing strategic integrated clinical pharmacology & modeling simulation plans in support of development of small molecule and/or protein therapeutics.
  • Experience in leading the design and execution of clinical pharmacology studies including bioequivalence, drug-drug interaction, special population, ethnic sensitivity, ADME and pediatric studies and integrating results into regulatory filings, and product labels.
  • Established track record of Model Based Drug Development. Hands-on experience in population PK/PD & PBPK modeling and simulation.
  • Experience with PK and PK/PD strategies, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of PK and PK/PD data from clinical studies.
  • Established track record of interaction with global health authorities, authoring regulatory documents, knowledge of global regulatory requirements and guidance.

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