Medical Communications Sr Manager - Bone Therapeutic Area

Thousand Oaks, California
Oct 23, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Reporting to the Bone, Nephrology, and Inflammation (BONITA) Global Medical Communications Lead, the successful Global Core Content (GCC) Lead candidate will be responsible for the development of scientific/medical communication strategic plans and development/oversight of GCC resources, including slide decks, digital assets, congress materials, clinical/scientific FAQs, and medical information letters for Amgen's Bone therapies. The GMC team is responsible for the creation of high-quality and high-impact global resources that communicate the science and data on Amgen's Bone portfolio. The GMC team works closely with cross-functional and cross-geographic partners including the Global Medical Affairs Leads, Regional Medical Leads, Regional Medical Communications colleagues, and Clinical Development to inform and execute medical strategies. Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and analyze medical insights and inquiries to inform medical strategy and development of scientific and medical resources
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for global scientific congresses
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for global advisory boards
  • Provide scientific support to other Amgen departments
  • Develop disease state resources that educate on topics relevant to the therapeutic area
  • Respond to complex global product-related medical information inquiries (ex-US)
  • Understand global regulatory landscape and apply expertise to development of GCC resources
  • Oversee literature surveillance and analyze medical literature to inform medical strategies and tactics
  • Manage project-associated budgets and vendors
  • Some travel may be required - approximately 10-20%

Basic Requirements

Doctorate degree and 2 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Master's degree and 6 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Bachelor's degree and 8 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience

Preferred Requirements

  • PharmD, PhD, MD, or DO with 4 or more years of relevant experience in clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research (Other doctorate degrees may be considered)
  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research experience in the area of Bone Health
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products
  • Aptitude in writing and presenting on scientific and clinical data
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project planning skills with strong ability for self-direction
  • Demonstrated track record of strategic execution in a matrix environment with limited supervision
  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions
  • Understanding of disease landscape and clinical data to enable critical analysis of scientific literature and communicate implications cross-functionally
  • Prior experience of successfully managing consultants and vendors
  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products