Director, US Medical Communications -Oncology Therapeutic Area

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jun 05, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
In our mission to serve patients, speed is absolutely critical. We're rapidly expanding our hiring initiatives and are excited to unite with the most passionate and brilliant scientific minds who want to join our team - working toward our mission of advancing high potential programs for patients around the world.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Global Medical Communications, the successful candidate will lead the Oncology US Medical Communications team to develop and execute the medical communication strategy and tactical plan across multiple products and pipeline molecules. Creation of high-quality scientific content may be de novo or adaptation of global content for the US geography including scientific platforms, slide decks, clinical/scientific FAQs, medical information letters, digital materials, and content for major congresses and advisory boards. The US Medical Communications team works closely with cross-functional partners providing strategic input into US Medical Plans and to execute medical strategies. Key partners include the Global Medical Communications team, US Medical Leads, Clinical Development, Regulatory, Legal, and the Field Medical team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to global and US product medical strategy through scientific expertise, generation of clinical insight, and understanding of appropriate channels for delivery of medical and scientific content
  • Lead team to develop annual US MedCom Plan and accountable for execution of US MedCom strategy for the TA
  • Ensure US input, appropriate prioritization of needs and resource allocation to meet program goals on-time and within budget
  • Awareness of US regulatory landscape and provide guidance for the development of scientific resources (ie, DSE and product slide decks, MedInfo content such as FAQs, congress content/deliverables and booth assets, online content, MOA videos, and graphic arts)
  • Manage team responsible for responding to US MedInfo inquiries
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for scientific meetings and regional advisory boards
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with cross-functional colleagues
  • Enhance collaboration
  • Create strong links with global/US Medical Affairs teams
  • Recruit and retain high-performing & empowered staff
  • Actively support and enhance the career development of employees within US MedCom
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures
  • Develop and adapt operational processes to streamline resource efficiencies
  • Manage and accountable for project-associated budgets and vendors
  • Approximately 10-20% travel

Minimum Requirements
  • Doctorate degree & 4 years of Medical Affairs experience

  • Master's degree & 8 years of Medical Affairs experience

  • Bachelor's degree & 10 years of Medical Affairs experience

  • 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Requirements
  • MD, PharmD, PhD, or DO with 5 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 biopharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research in the therapeutic area
  • Prior experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • 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), time management, project planning, aptitude in presenting on scientific and clinical data, and strong ability for self-direction
  • Demonstrated capability to translate strategy into clear, understandable operational plans in a matrix environment with limited supervision
  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients - we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.