Medical Writing Mgr

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 20, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
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.

Amgen is searching for a Global Publications Writing Manager to join Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area team in Thousand Oaks, CA. The applicant will collaborate with internal and external authors and key publication team partners to develop publications that are aligned with the publication objectives of the Global Product Publication Plan.

The Writing Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Generate content in collaboration with authors for abstracts, posters, orals, and manuscripts that appropriately communicates the scientific significance and value to the target audience, consistent with business processes and compliance requirements
  • Understand and use product strategy, communication objectives, and lexicon appropriately to ensure alignment with publication content
  • Maintain relationships with authors (internal and external) on assigned publications
  • Understand the publication landscape (journals, congresses, readership, etc.) and advise Publication Team accordingly
  • Partner with Publication Planner on strategic placement and prioritization of publications
  • Drive project timelines and handle multiple projects at a time; may support one or more products
  • Ensure quality, alignment with objectives, and timely completion of outsourced publications while staying on track with allocated budgets
  • Work with Publication Coordinators to ensure that publication records in Data Vision are current and accurate
  • Support regional counterparts by serving as a global point of contact for specific deliverables/projects; may oversee vendors working with regional contacts/authors in developing content

Additional activities may include:
  • Provide on-site support at key scientific congresses and meetings
  • Understand the evolving publications landscape through engagement with and participation in professional societies
  • Travel occasionally (up to 10%)

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree, OR
  • Master's degree and 3 years of publication development industry experience, OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of publication development industry experience, OR
  • Associate's degree and 10 years of publication development industry experience, OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 12 years of publication development industry experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD, MD, or PharmD with at least 1 year of publication development experience for industry in the bio-pharmaceutical sector
  • Experience preparing clinical and observational research manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as abstracts and posters or oral presentations for scientific congresses
  • Experience working in a matrix team setting
  • Experience collaborating with clinical investigator authors on publication development
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply project management skills to advance numerous projects at a time and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly
  • Ability to lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings
  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Knowledgeable about ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ) and GPP3 (Good Publication Practices 3) guidelines

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.

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.