Field Director-Oncology Regional Medical Liaison-New York

New York, NY, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Job Description
  • This is a field-based Oncology Regional Medical Liaison director position within the US Medical team. This position is responsible for managing a team of field-based Regional Medical Liaisons in the West region of the United States. Accountabilities and Responsibilities for the Oncology RML Director include

  • Field-based medical expert leading a team of Regional Medical Liaisons (RMLs) within US Medical responsible for managing/coaching a group of RMLs
  • Ensures that field-based RMLs provide accurate, clear, and value related information regarding our science and products to multiple levels within the medical community
  • Ensures that RMLs support annual goals and execute the Scientific Engagement Plan (SEP)
  • Responsible for providing field observations to Amgen internal stakeholders

  • Manage RML team responsibilities of conducting scientific engagement and responding to unsolicited requests for information regarding Amgen products and pipeline molecules
  • Educate and communicate clinical value, outcomes, and economic data to payers, providers, key stakeholders, advocacy, and access enablers
  • Align with RML/Medical leadership to develop RML strategies and tactics in support of TA products and pipeline molecules
  • Observe field interactions, coach, mentor, and support development of direct reports
  • Clearly communicate regional RML guidance, direction, and expectations to the field per the scientific engagement plan
  • Champion RML initiatives and ideas from the field to the home office including Medical and Development functions
  • Ensure RML field team supports Amgen-sponsored research and clinical trial site involvement as determined by TA RML Head and Global Development Operations
  • Assist with oversight of field RML support for real-world evidence partnerships and quality improvement opportunities with healthcare stakeholders
  • Allocate team resources consistent with priorities
  • Advise on TA RML team sizing, time allocation, and reporting structures
  • Represent Amgen by supporting advisory boards, congresses, and professional association meetings
  • Foster compliant cross-functional collaboration and communication with commercial and value/access field management

  • Builds the Best Team
  • Plans and Organizes Work
  • Builds Relationships and Impacts Others
  • Achieves High Performance
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Strong Leadership and People Management Skills
  • Maintains Industry and Technical Acumen
  • Leverages Clinical and Therapeutic Expertise
  • Develops Personal and Professional Capabilities
  • Demonstrates Individual Leadership and Professionalism
  • Exemplifies Amgen Values
  • Manages Effectively

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of Regional Medical Liaison experience
  • 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications
  • Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.D. or D.O. (other doctoral degrees considered)
  • Seven years of industry experience in Scientific/Medical Affairs at a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • At least three years in a medical science liaison role
  • Seven or more years focused on clinical practice, clinical research, or medical research. Experience in a medically-related field can include post-doctoral training (i.e., residencies and/or fellowships)
  • Three years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Oncology expertise

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our "people-first" philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

Consistent with our core leadership value of "Develops the Best Team," we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your first priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:
  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly-skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams
  • Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities
  • Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business
  • Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement
  • Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages
  • Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans
  • Assisting staff with preparing for roles of growing responsibility and identifying new opportunities that expand their skills and align with their overall career objectives
  • Resolving critical gaps in the organization's internal capabilities and skillsets, including strategic external recruiting
  • Identifying diverse, qualified successors for key positions
  • Ensuring that direct reports who also lead people consistently demonstrate these same behaviors with their staff

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.