Global Medical Affairs Lead, Medical Affairs - Oncology Diagnostics and Biomarkers

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Oct 11, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Oncology Diagnostics (Dx) and Biomarkers Global Medical Affairs Lead (GMAL) is accountable for the development and execution of global medical affairs diagnostics and biomarkers strategy for Amgen's Oncology portfolio of assets across diagnostic technology platforms and tumor types.

The Global Medical Affairs lead will work closely with cross-functional partners, regions and countries for coordination of biomarker diagnostic activities.

The Oncology Dx and Biomarkers GMAL will:

  • Collaborate with relevant product GMALs and cross-functionally to develop the medical affairs strategy for Dx/biomarkers
  • Partner with regions and countries to execute Dx and biomarker strategy
  • Lead Scientific Advisory boards and other meetings with Opinion Leaders
  • Conduct individual Opinion Leader and Pathologist interactions
  • Lead the medical Dx/biomarker strategy around major oncology congresses
  • Review Investigator sponsored study (ISS) proposals and other types of research proposals concerning Dx/biomarker
  • Interact with professional societies and advocacy groups for coordination of activities around Dx/biomarker education and awareness
  • Support partnerships for Launch Preparation and Post-launch activities
  • Participate in Dx Development Team meetings for relevant programs
  • Facilitate and continue to build Amgen's role as a science-based, patient-focused partner
  • Determine resource and budget allocation necessary to deliver on global medical strategy

Basic Qualifications

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


4 years of Medical Affairs experience or related pharmaceutical industry experience

Strong foundation in Life Sciences e.g. Molecular Biology, Genomics or Oncology

Preferred Qualifications

  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Oncology or Pathology
  • Experience with oncology clinical biomarker development, diagnostic development or Next Generation Sequencing platforms
  • 5+ years Medical Affairs experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO) that includes collaborations with integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and/or payers
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and interactions ( e.g. , OLs, advocacy groups, payers)
  • Familiarity with global regulatory organizations, guidelines, and practices
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and global regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle, and commercialization processes, including but not limited to, clinical operations, commercial, regulatory, and medical affairs
  • History of solving problems while exhibiting sound scientific/medical judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues
  • In-depth understanding of scientific method and clinical applications based on medical, scientific, and practical rationale
  • Track record of success collaborating in matrixed cross-functional teams
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

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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.