Medical Director - Oncology US Medical Lead - Thoracic

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 08, 2019
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is hiring an Oncology US Medical Lead reporting to the Solid Tumor Platform Lead. The Thoracic US Medical Lead is accountable for the development and implementation of the medical affairs strategy. Through cross-functional collaboration and deep understanding of the treatment landscape, the medical lead will provide strategic direction in the development of the US medical plans including external engagement, communication and evidence generation strategies and contribute to the overall global product strategy.

In our mission to serve patients, speed is absolutely critical. We're rapidly expanding our hiring initiatives and are excited to unite with the most passionate and brilliant scientific minds who want to join our team - working toward our mission of advancing high potential programs for cancer patients around the world.

The key responsibilities for this role are:
  • Partner with Early Development team to accelerate innovative pipeline by providing regional strategic input on treatment landscape, registrational and product life cycle management programs.
  • Develop and implement the US medical strategy for oncology pipeline product via the US Medical Plan, including launch preparation support and lifecycle management, in collaboration with Product Team, Global Medical Affairs Lead and Early Development Team
  • Develop a comprehensive US medical plan for oncology pipeline product, including external stakeholder management, scientific communications, evidence generation and medical education strategy
  • Contribute to global product strategy through deep understanding of the US medical environment, sharing regional insights and engagement of external experts
  • Facilitate and continue to build Amgen's role as a science based and patient focused reliable partner
  • Partner with Global Development Leads and Global Medical Affairs Leads on evidence generation activities and ensuring the Evidence Generation Plan captures key regional needs

Basic Qualifications

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school OR PhD OR PharmD


2 years of Medical Affairs experiences and/or clinical research experience and/or basic science research in Hematology-Oncology


Clinical and disease knowledge base in Oncology

Preferred Qualifications
  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Oncology, board certified or board eligible
  • 5+ years of Medical Affairs experience in the pharma/biotech industry
  • 5+ years of patient clinical experience
  • 3+ years of clinical research experience in Oncology
  • Management and leadership experience in a direct report and non-direct report framework with complex cross-functional responsibilities

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

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.



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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.

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