Executive Medical Director Global Development Leader- Tezepelumab

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Sep 25, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking an Executive Medical Director, for a global, high priority Phase 3 inflammation program. The program is currently developing Tezepelumab, a TSLP inhibitor, in severe asthma and atopic dermatitis, in partnership with Astra Zeneca. Tezepelumab is a potential first-in-class medication blocking TSLP, an epithelial cytokine, critical in the initiation and persistence of airway/epithelial inflammation.

This position is located in Thousand Oaks, California.

The Global Development Leader will have an opportunity to shape the growing Inflammation therapeutic area and will report directly to the Vice President, Global Development for Inflammation.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the clinical lead for Amgen and contribute to the product strategy for Tezepelumab and represent Amgen development in interactions with our partner
  • Develop the global development strategy, participate in execution and communication of the global scientific/medical evidence plan for multiple indications; in partnership and collaboration with Astra Zeneca
  • Provide clinical/scientific input during the development and execution of clinical trials, including key observational studies
  • Provide clinical content input to: Regulatory interactions and documents, Safety interactions and documents, Materials to be used in Scientific Affairs and Commercial Organization
  • Seek global cross-functional collaborations to integrate broad medical, scientific, and commercial and payor input into the development program; in collaboration with partnership
  • Provide clinical input into safety and regulatory submissions/interactions and participate in regulatory interactions as needed
  • Participate in interpretation of clinical trial data and publication authorship, as appropriate
  • Develop key external relationships to foster research and support clinical development activities; make scientific presentation at advisory boards, key scientific meetings and governance meetings as needed
  • Identify new clinical research opportunities and support product life cycle management for new indications

Basic Qualifications:
  • MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school
  • Five or more years of clinical development experience in industry and academic clinical research AND
  • Managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MD with eight or more years in biopharma and versatile drug development experience in inflammation with accreditation in relevant sub-specialty (i.e. Pulmonology or Dermatology)
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product life cycle, and commercialization processes, including but not limited to, clinical development, clinical operations, commercial and regulatory affairs
  • Experience and knowledge in designing, conducting and analyzing Phase 1, 2 and/or 3 clinical trials in inflammation/immunology
  • Experience of working in alliance/partnerships
  • Leadership and management experience in leading evidence generation teams with ability as a medical expert in a complex matrix environment
  • Regulatory and/or filing experience with familiarity with FDA and EMEA/CHMP regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements
  • Present ideas and document complex medical/clinical concepts in both written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities while exhibiting judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues and resolution path

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

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.

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