Global Early Clinical Development Manager - Early Development

South San Francisco, CA, US
Sep 18, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Few careers offer the chance to make a difference in people's lives. Take advantage of the opportunity at Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company. With global manufacturing operations and clinical development sites on three continents, Amgen is focused and committed to making our products available to improve patients' lives through innovative science.

Amgen Translational Medicine group is looking for a Global Early Clinical Development Manager (GECDM) to be accountable for the execution, management and reporting of early development clinical trials. The GECDM is a member of one or more cross-functional clinical study teams and a core member of the Evidence Generating Team. These complex programs focus on the rapid development of emerging New Molecular Entities (NMEs) with limited clinical data, and as such, require implementation of novel and highly flexible global operational strategies to support exploratory hypotheses, patient populations including biomarkers and diagnostics. A GECDM collaborates amongst peers and Evidence Generating Team members.

The Global Early Clinical Development Manager will work in varying therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiovascular, inflammation, neuroscience and healthy volunteer.

Responsibilities of the Early Clinical Development Manager include:
  • Leads the Program level planning of the overall operational deliverables at the Evidence Generating Team meetings
  • Develop the strategic scenarios on the designs of the clinical development plan as part of the EGP generation
  • Drives the Operational Strategy of the Molecule
  • Contributes to the development of the clinical protocol and are the authors of the protocol
  • Contribute to the writing and review of study related documentation, including safety and regulatory documents, Clinical Study Report and publications
  • Responsible for generating and overseeing the study budgets and timelines and updating systems to changes of the assumptions
  • Responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the feasibility of the program strategy and amending study timelines, as appropriate.
  • Identify, and perform feasibility for the selection of early phase clinical investigators
  • Help organize and assist in investigator and site meetings, initiating early engagement with key thought leaders
  • Responsible for ensuring all site and study team members receive adequate training to conduct early development studies
  • Drives the oversight of the preparation of site initiation regulatory documents, approve site visit report and provide overall management of study related activities
  • Leads the coordination of the Dose Level Review meetings, communicates

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate Degree


Master's Degree and 3 years of Clinical experience


Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of Clinical experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Clinical experience


High school diploma/GED and 12 years of Clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

MS, RN, or PharmD Degree

7+ years of experience in life sciences or medically related field

4+ years of bio-pharmaceutical clinical research experience obtained working on industry-sponsored or industry-partnered clinical trials at academic institutions or working on clinical trials in a biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO company

Management experience of direct reports

Experience in oversight of Functional Service Providers, outside vendors (CRO's, central labs, imaging vendors, etc)

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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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.