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Director Scientific Communications - Inflammation Therapeutic Area

Thousand Oaks, CA
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Mar 24, 2023

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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Director Scientific Communications Inflammation Therapeutic Area


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Director Scientific Communications is the single point of accountability for Holistic Scientific Communications for key product(s) within the Inflammation Therapeutic Area. Reporting to the Executive Director Scientific Communications, the Director, Scientific Communications partners with Disease Area or Product Leads to develop and drive execution of the scientific communication deliverables in alignment with overall product strategy. This includes strategic planning and development of content, definition of channels, determination of audience, and areas of focus to maximize Amgen's value proposition. This role will partner closely with the Medical Strategy & Operations team on activities such as process alignment, standardization, continuous improvement, and innovation, including use of digital and multi-channel approaches.

As a people leader, this person will also be accountable for crafting a culture of psychological safety, agility, and diversity to encourage and empower teams to the highest level of performance.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a motivated individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree & 4 years of Global Publication OR Medical Communications OR Medical Value and Access OR Medical Strategy Experience
  • Masters degree & 8 years of Global Publication OR Medical Communications OR Medical Value and Access OR Medical Strategy Experience OR
  • Bachelors degree & 10 years of Global Publication OR Medical Communications OR Medical Value and Access OR Medical Strategy Experience AND
  • 4 years of managerial experience directly handling people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
Preferred Experience:
  • MD, PhD, PharmD, Masters Degree
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience in clinical research, patient care, clinical development, medical/scientific affairs and/or basic research
  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research experience in inflammation
  • Previous leadership within a function and experience managing direct reports
  • Deep understanding of the drug development and commercialization process
  • Deep understanding of clinical trial processes
  • Toolsets/skills required to drive organizational change and translate corporate imperatives into strategic drivers for the function with limited supervision
  • Business process and systems management experience
  • Finance and budget management experience
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry guidelines and legal/health system environment
  • Strong ability to lead multiple disciplines and initiatives in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities and significant time pressures to shape functional strategy
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), time management, project planning, aptitude in presenting in front of executives and strong ability for self-direction
  • Knowledge and experience with multi-channel scientific platform and communications
  • Deep understanding of Good Publication Practices, including familiarity with external guidelines, recommendations and standards (e.g., ICMJE, current Good Publication Practice (GPP) Guidelines GPP)
  • Externally recognized as having knowledge or expertise in scientific publications, medical communications, or medical affairs practices

As an EEO/AA M/F/V/D employer, Amgen values and encourages diversity in the workplace.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is 174,189 - 201,447.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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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 cancers, 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.


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