Medical Communications Sr Mgr

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Jul 20, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are building upon our solid oncology foundation and long-term commitment to patients by developing a whole new class of novel molecules - and we need top talent to ensure these molecules become medicines and realize their potential for helping patients.

Reporting to the Cardiovascular/Bone US Medical Communications team lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing high quality, scientifically rigorous US resources that communicate the science and data on Amgen's Bone portfolio, while adhering to internal guidelines, SOPs, policies and industry regulations. This will include, but not limited to:
  • Develop de novo US scientific content to be used in regional medical communications and/or regionalize global medical communications resources for Medical Information and Regional Medical Liaisons
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for regional scientific meetings, including execution of congress deliverables, disease state education programs and developing/adapting scientific content for online resources (e.g. websites, microsites, virtual congresses)
  • Drive and/or support strategy and scientific content development for US scientific advisory boards
  • Review field-based promotional and educational materials for scientific accuracy as part of the Material Approval and Compliance (MAC)
  • 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
  • Monitor and analyze medical insights and inquiries to inform strategy and development of scientific and medical resources

This role requires the ability to collaborate in a dynamic environment with multiple global and regional cross-functional teams, as well as to manage external providers and project-associated budgets.

Approximately 10% travel

Basic Qualifications

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 & 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 Qualifications
  • PharmD, PhD, MD, or DO with 4 or more years of 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 experience in bone health
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products
  • Understanding of Medical Communications activities including disease state education programs, advisory boards, congress/publication plans, and field medical resources
  • Understanding of Medical Information capabilities, literature surveillance, adverse event and product complaints requirements
  • Experience with marketed products and late-stage pipeline products
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills and the ability to critically analyze the scientific literature to form logical opinions and communicate key business and clinical information at multiple levels
  • 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
  • Prior experience of successfully managing consultants and vendors
  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products

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.