US Medical Communications Senior Manager

Thousand Oaks, California
Oct 27, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Reporting to the US Hematology-Oncology Medical Communications (Medcom) team lead, the successful candidate will manage a team and be responsible for the development of US scientific and medical communication resources including but not limited to slide decks, clinical/scientific FAQs and medical information letters for Amgen's hematology-oncology portfolio. The US Medcom team works closely with cross-functional partners including US Medical Leads and Global Medcom team and is responsible for the development of high quality and high impact US resources that communicate the science and data on Amgen's hematology-oncology portfolio. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop de novo US scientific resources and/or regionalize global medical communications resources
  • Monitor and analyze medical insights to inform development of scientific and medical resources
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for scientific meetings, including execution of congress deliverables, disease state education programs and developing/adapting scientific content for online resources
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for advisory boards
  • Review promotional and educational materials for scientific accuracy as part of the Material Approval and Compliance (MAC) process
  • Develop disease state resources that educate on topics relevant to the therapeutic area
  • Respond to escalations from the US call center to help address external customer questions regarding Amgen products and pipeline molecules relevant to the therapeutic area
  • Understand US regulatory landscape and apply expertise to development of scientific resources
  • Manage project-associated budgets and vendors

Some travel may be required - approximately 10-20%.

Basic Requirements

Doctorate degree with 2 or more years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Master's degree & 6 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Bachelor's degree & 8 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Associate's degree & 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, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research (Other doctorate degrees may be considered)
  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research experience in the areas of Hematology-Oncology
  • Prior experience in successfully managing a team
  • 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