Lead Medical Director, Global Assets- Oncology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Nov 20, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Global Asset Lead Medical Director will be accountable (GMAL) for the development and execution of global

medical affairs strategy for Amgen's pipeline portfolio of assets in Genitourinary diseases, including

evidence generation, communication, and global external engagement.

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.


Gather clinical insights and translate them into actionable strategies

Facilitate scientific engagement across a broad range of stakeholders to strengthen external understanding of the unmet need and medical value of Amgen's pipeline portfolio of assets in GU and other related diseases

Serve as a core member of the Evidence Generation Team, partner with Global Development

Leads on evidence generation activities, and ensure the Evidence Generation Plan addresses key regional/local needs.

Develop Potential Area of Scientific Interest (PASI) for Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS), and approve competitive grants, if applicable

Provide strategic direction for study design and execution for global medical affairs studies

Represent medical perspective on Product Team and other teams, as necessary

Enable access to medicines through clear understanding and education of treatment value in partnership with cross-functional stakeholders

Establish strategy for medical communications and related activities, e.g., product narrative, scientific platform, core content, publications, medical education, and congresses

Develop global medical strategic plan and ensure consistent execution of outputs through the Global Medical Affairs Teams (GMAT)

Contribute to Amgen's Global Safety and global Benefit/Risk profile of a molecule and ensure communication of the implications to external stakeholders

Facilitate and continue to build Amgen's role as a science-based, patient-focused partner

Contribute to Advisory Board development and execution

Contribute to Global Value Dossier

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


2 or more years of medical affairs experiences and/or clinical research experience and/or basic science

research in Hematology-Oncology

Preferred Qualifications
  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, board certified or board eligible
  • 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
  • Clinical and disease knowledge base in Genitourinary/Prostate diseases
  • 2+ years of clinical research experience and/or basic science combined with clinical teaching and
  • patient care activities
  • 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 working with matrixed cross-functional teams

Our recruitment strategy includes fostering diverse points of view - helping to drive innovation and creativity.

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.