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Medical Director - Implementation Science

Thousand Oaks, CA
Start date
Sep 21, 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.

Medical Director - Implementation Science


What you will do

At Amgen, we've established a bold ambition to reduce CV events by half by 2023. We have 4 milestone goals by 2025 focused on LDL-C testing, LDL-C target levels, quality measures and access. Amgen can't achieve these on our own and need multi-stakeholders with aligned objectives taking bold action to get help.

At Amgen Medical, implementation of evidence is a key focus to closing the gap in what is known in evidence based literature and what is done in clinical practice. By identifying and addressing barriers to uptake of evidence and guideline recommendations into care, we hope to help speed the progress toward improving population health.

Amgen is committed to working with key stakeholders in implementation science to achieve the goal of reducing cardiovascular disease globally. We convened a new LDL Awareness to Action Implementation Consortium (LATAIC; pronounced LATTICE) focused on how to improve LDL-C testing and evidence-based approach to patient CV care management. LATAIC focuses on finding opportunities to accelerate the impact of the translation of evidence-based research into clinical practice. We hope to enable scalable action to address unmet LDL needs, drive efficiency, and improve quality of care for patients by expanding LATAIC to include other CVD industry stakeholders. The consortium is comprised of leading CV institutions, including Dukes Cardio Health Alliance, Harvard's BAIM Institute, Johns Hopkins, Geisinger, University of Colorado, St. Luke's CardioMetabolic Center Alliance, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Providence, Yale and UT Southwestern.

This Medical Director Implementation Science role has been created to take these initiatives to the next level by facilitating sharing, learning, ideation and collaboration, in an effort to scale with speed. This Medical Director- Implementation Science will lead implementation science initiatives in the US, initially in cardiovascular and metabolism. However, we envisage the role to evolve to cover other population health indications such as bone health where similar implementation science approaches would scale to. In addition, we expect the incumbent to inspire colleagues beyond the US and to scale implementation science efforts globally

  • Evaluate new proposals assessing strategic fit, facilitating external peer review, and internal alignment as part of proposal evaluation process

  • Lead execution of implementation activities from project review, development, deployment and management of proposals, including aspects of contracting, protocol approval, monthly/quarterly metric tracking for KPIs, and project specific publication planning

  • Lead all aspects of scaling implementation science projects or quality improvement efforts to other healthcare systems

  • Develop and manage the LATAIC website/repository inclusive of proposal collation, repository of tools, and grant funding requests

  • Lead efforts to train cross-functional field team on resources to support scaling efforts nationally

  • Be the Amgen leader for LATAIC including both internal cross-functional collaboration and external representation

  • Establish Amgen as a leader in implementation science by amplifying successes and learnings through appropriate dissemination of best practices

  • Develop and lead/support evidence implementation that shapes product and informs the practice of medicine, ensure key needs are met in alignment with local medical strategy, brand strategy, and above-brand CV Leadership Strategy


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Medical Director - Implementation Science professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school, or

  • PharmD/NP/PA from accredited school


  • Implementation Science/Quality Improvement Training/Certification or 2+ years experience in implementation science/Quality Improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong relationships with scientific society executive leadership and/or scientific elected roles

  • Clinical experience in cardiovascular area

  • 5+ years of clinical experience with patient care activities

  • 2+ years quality improvement team experience

  • 2+ years experience implementation science research

  • Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with advanced understanding of other functions; including, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and interactions (e.g., opinion leaders, advocacy groups, payors)

  • Broad and formal leadership experience, including opinion leader interactions

  • History of solving problems while exhibiting sound judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues

  • Track record of success working with matrixed cross-functional teams


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 $258,865- $307,185. 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.

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