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Regulatory Affairs Senior Director - Global Regulatory Leader - Oncology

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 3, 2024

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs, Science/R&D, Oncology
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.

Regulatory Affairs Senior Director - Global Regulatory Leader - OncologyLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. Amgen is seeking a Regulatory Affairs Senior Director supporting products in the Oncology Therapeutic Area. Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) provides global regulatory leadership, expertise, and execution for the development, registration, and life cycle management of all Amgen molecules. In this vital, product-facing role you will lead one or more the Global Regulatory Teams (GRT) in the Regulatory Affairs organization. The purpose of the Global Regulatory Affairs Senior Director is:

  • To lead GRTs within Amgens GRAAS organization
  • To independently develop a comprehensive regulatory strategy for one or more high complexity programs, typically in late-stage development and/or with multiple indications, that takes into account worldwide regulatory requirements to drive product development, global registration, achievement and maintenance of desired regional labeling, and effective regulatory agency interactions
  • To provide Regulatory leadership to cross-functional teams for high complexity programs with major Regulatory deliverables such as global original marketing applications
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute global regulatory product strategies designed to achieve approval and target product labeling for prioritized assets in late development with highly complex development programs
  • Lead GRTs
  • Represent GRA on the product team and other key commercialization governance bodies, guide and influence the organization to achieve Regulatory objectives
  • Independently develop the Global Regulatory Strategic Plan and provide regulatory input into the products Global Strategic Plan. Obtain input from the GRT members to develop a global regulatory strategy which supports product development, registration and lifecycle maintenance. Identify and communicate regulatory risks
  • Provide regulatory direction in the development of the core data sheet to align commercial objectives in the context of available and expected scientific data, regulatory guidance, and precedent
  • Independently lead the planning and implementation of global regulatory filings (eg, clinical trial applications, marketing applications, label extensions)
  • Ensure consistency of evidence-based global product communication (eg, regulatory submission documents)
  • Monitor and assess impact of relevant global regulations, guidance, and current regulatory environment; advise product teams and GRT on implications of pertinent changes
  • Assess regulatory mechanisms to optimize product development (eg, expediting FIH studies, Orphan Drug Designation, Fast Track Designation, conditional /accelerated approval, compassionate use, and pediatric plan) and ensure appropriate incorporation into the global regulatory strategy
  • Clearly and succinctly communicate regulatory strategies, associated risks, mitigations, and contingencies to the organization such that the probability of regulatory success and potential outcomes are well understood
  • Lead GRTs and product teams in formal and informal communications with regulatory agencies
  • Lead the approach and strategy for formal interactions with Regulatory agencies, especially those which could impact the global product strategy
  • Represent Amgen Regulatory on external partnership teams at the product level
  • Lead regulatory process improvements and initiatives

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 5 years of regulatory experience in biotech or science


Masters degree and 8 years of regulatory experience in biotech or science


Bachelors degree and 10 years of regulatory experience in biotech or science

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Contemporary oncology experience desired
  • Demonstrated ability to lead regulatory aspects of highly complex programs in late development
  • Previous experience leading a Regulatory team for submission and approval of an original marketing application and/or major new indication supplemental application
  • Ability to lead and build effective teams
  • Strong communication skills - both oral and written
  • Ability to understand and communicate scientific/clinical information
  • Ability to anticipate and mitigate against future strategic issues and uncertainties
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and develop a course of action
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to achieve global results
  • Planning and organizing abilities
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple activities
  • Ability to make complex decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Organizational savvy
  • Negotiation skills

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 expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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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for a career that defies imagination

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

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

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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