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Director Medical Science Liaison, Rare Disease- Central US

Chicago, Illinois
Start date
Nov 14, 2023

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Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 Medical Science Liaison


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will report to the Senior Director of TAVNEOS Rare Disease MSLs. The primary responsibility of the Field Director is the management, performance, and coaching of a region of MSL direct reports and ensure compliant execution of field medical plans, strategy, and activities within US Medical Affairs, as aligned with Amgen's goals and objectives.

  • Lead a regional team of MSLs toward the implementation of field medical activities by communicating expectations and guiding the team to optimize medical strategy, prioritization, and performance in support of medical objectives.

  • Ensure the team achieves legally compliant and clinically significant scientific engagements and activities with healthcare decision-makers, payers, and other healthcare partners in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, industry codes, and the Amgen Code of Conduct.

  • Accompany the team to meetings with healthcare decision-makers and other healthcare collaborators to assess proficiency and provide timely and constructive performance feedback.

  • Apply interactive, aligned discussions, and guided activities to help the team identify opportunities for growth and leadership within and beyond the MSL role. This will inspire them to take an active role in career development and enhance their personal and professional potential.

  • Lead and coordinate MSL team meetings to support team building, best practice sharing, development, retaining top talent, and the accomplishment of field medical objectives.

  • Forge positive relationships and cross-functional collaboration with key internal collaborators in Global Medical, Field Sales, Value and Access, and Marketing teams to facilitate One-Amgen customer-facing engagement strategies and champion the value of the MSL team. May serve as a lead for critical cross-functional initiatives.

  • Identify, interview, hire, and onboard new MSLs to create a diverse and inclusive team.

  • Assess new hire field readiness by assisting Global Learning and Performance in the therapeutic area, disease state, and product training, including assistance with post-training proficiency assessment.

  • Provide input on the annual budget and resource allocation for the therapeutic area and ensure appropriate utilization of financial resources regionally.

  • Assist medical leadership in the development of field medical strategy, tactical goals and objectives, and Scientific Engagement Plans (SEPs).

  • Support the planning and field medical implementation of local, regional, and national congresses. May serve as the FD lead for a congress.

  • Lead change initiatives as needed to drive the achievement of medical objectives.

  • Promote an inclusive and psychologically safe team culture that reflects core Amgen values

  • Advance cross-functional understanding of the MSL value proposition, identify gaps, achieve results, and set an example for others to follow by consistently demonstrating Amgen values and leadership attributes.

  • Promote compliant cross-functional collaboration and communication with commercial and value/access field management.


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years in Regional Medical Liaison experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 810 years of industry experience in Scientific or Medical Affairs at a biotech or pharmaceutical company

  • At least five years in a Medical Science Liaison role

  • Previous MSL (or other Medical Affairs personnel) management experience

  • 3-5 years of experience focused on clinical practice, clinical research, or medical research. Experience in a medically related field can include post-doctoral training (i.e., residencies and/or fellowships)

  • Therapeutic area expertise in Rare Diseases, Nephrology, and rheumatology

  • Managed market/payer/IDN engagement experience

  • Possess a deep understanding of the regional therapeutic landscape and key healthcare decision-makers


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.

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

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us!

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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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