Amgen

Dir Medical Communications

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Posted
Jun 14, 2019
Ref
R-76456
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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.

Amgen is searching for a US Medical Communications Director to join our Neuroscience Therapeutic Area team in Thousand Oaks, CA.

As the key partner in developing and executing the medical communication strategy for the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area, the MedCom TA Head will manage staff responsible for generating high quality scientific content for both marketed and pipeline products that communicates Amgen science to the US medical community. As part of this remit, the team develops resources aligned to the product medical objectives that are used by field medical staff and Medical Directors. MedCom TA Head is also accountable for managing staff who plan and execute major US congress activities, such as symposia and Medical Affairs exhibit booths. As part of the MedCom remit, the team is also responsible for training and providing necessary content to the US Medical Information call center and managing any complex inquiries from Healthcare Providers and Patients. Additionally, the team is responsible for reviewing field-based promotional and educational materials for scientific accuracy as part of the Material Approval and Compliance (MAC) process.

Responsibilities:

The US MedCom TA Head is responsible for the generation of insights that contribute to overall strategy in the US and to inform Global product strategies. As a Thought Leader within the TA, the MedCom TA Head drives strategic alignment within the TA (external relations, USMLs, TA RMLs, HOPE Specialists, US Medical Value & Access, US Medical V&A MedCom, MedInfo) and ensures consistency across TAs for related diseases (e.g., Neuroscience).

The US MedCom TA Head develops the comprehensive communication plan to incorporate US core content, publications, congress plan, and ad boards while considering and making recommendations for appropriate, innovative channels to both gather insights and disseminate scientific information (e.g., ad boards, virtual meetings, and social media).

The right candidate will have a deep understanding of external (e.g., patient groups, policy, competition, standard of care within each disease setting, reimbursement/access, stakeholders) and internal (e.g. pipeline, data gaps, core scientific content) environmental factors

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to global and regional 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 regional MedCom plan and accountable for execution of regional MedCom strategy for the TA;
  • Ensure regional input, appropriate prioritization of needs and resource allocation to meet program goals on time and within budget
  • Awareness of regional and country regulatory landscape and provide guidance for the development of scientific resources (i.e. 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 Med Info inquiries
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for scientific meetings and regional advisory boards;
  • Create strong links with global/regional/local medical affairs teams and enhance collaboration whenever possible
  • 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


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research experience
OR
Master's degree and 8 years of clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic researchexperience
AND
4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

PharmD, PhD, or MD with Medical/Scientific Affairs experience

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

Project management experience with proven capabilities in the following: initiate, lead, implement or have oversight on innovation projects

Experience using professional communication skills, with a successful track record including a track record of approaching issues from a strategic, objective and practical perspective and communicating to a broad scope of audiences

Demonstrated capability to translate strategy into clear, understandable operational plan

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.

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