Senior Medical Scientist - US Medical Affairs - Thoracic Oncology

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Apr 23, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Senior Medical Scientist - US Medical Affairs - Thoracic Oncology


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will support the US Thoracic Medical Affairs Team with a focus on Small Cell Lung Cancer.
  • Contribute to US and Global medical strategy through deep understanding of medical practice
  • Support the US Thoracic Medical Affairs Team with a focus on Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Support the development and execution of global medical affairs strategy including medical insight generation and translation into medical strategy
  • Support the development and execution of medical external stakeholder engagement strategy to strengthen external understanding of the unmet need in thoracic malignancies and medical value of the thoracic pipeline for appropriate patients via opinion leaders, advocacy groups, professional societies, and payers
  • Support the development and execution of medical evidence generation strategy to shape medical practice, including investigator sponsored studies conducted in the United States, and support of ongoing development led studies
  • Support the development and execution of medical communications and evidence generation strategy to support the value proposition of Amgen's products and maximize access and reimbursement
  • Support the development and execution of medical communications, including clinical narratives, core content, medical education, and advisory boards
  • Support the continued build-up of Amgen's reputation as a reliable science-based and patient focused partner

What we expect of you
We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The strategic professional we seek is a Senior Scientist with these qualifications:

Basic Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, board certified or board eligible
  • 2+ 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
  • 2+ years of clinical research experience and/or basic science combined with clinical teaching and patient care activities ideally in the lung tumor field
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and interactions (e.g. opinion leaders, advocacy groups, payers)
  • In-depth understanding of scientific method and clinical applications based on medical, scientific and practical rationale
  • Familiarity with concepts of clinical research, clinical trial design, real world evidence, and biostatistics
  • Sound scientific/medical judgment
  • Familiarity with regulations and guidelines that govern pharma industry practices


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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.