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Global Medical Affairs Lead, Uplizna

Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Start date
Jun 4, 2024

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
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.

Global Medical Affairs Lead, Uplizna


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be accountable for the development and execution of global medical affairs strategy for Uplizna.

  • Serve as the Medical Affairs Representative on various global strategic teams.
  • Support the development of the integrated evidence generation plan for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and other follow-on indications.
  • Capture clinical/scientific insights across all key markets and translate them into concrete strategies.
  • Facilitate scientific engagements across a broad range of partners (e.g. KOLs, Professional Organizations, Payers, Regulators)
  • Align and implement strategy for medical communications and related activities.
  • Develop medical strategic plans and ensure consistent execution of outputs through Medical Affairs Teams.
  • Provide strategic direction for study design and execution for medical affairs and other global studies.
  • Enable access to medicines through clear understanding and education of treatment value.
  • Facilitate and continue to build Amgens role as a science-based, patient-focused partner.
  • Provide input to Value Dossiers.
  • Determine resource and budget allocation necessary to deliver on medical strategies.
  • Cultivate and improve collaboration and coordination across medical functions.
  • Lead/support relationships with the external healthcare community.
  • Serve as a medical representative in leadership, governance, and cross-functional teams.
  • Provide insights to Amgen's Safety and Benefit/Risk profile of the molecule.
  • Support evidence generation that shapes the therapeutic area and informs the practice of medicine.
  • Synthesize and integrate insights to deliver medical inputs into cross-regional/functional strategies.
  • Review, approve, and ensure dissemination of medical communications and related activities.
  • Lead or support advisory boards and other meetings.
  • Ensure conduct of medical activities in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and SOPs.
  • Use global infrastructure for tracking, measuring, and evaluating performance and ensuring continuous performance improvement.

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 4 years of medical affairs or clinical development experience in inflammation, rare disease, and/or neurologic indications


Masters degree and 8 years of medical affairs or clinical development experience in inflammation, rare disease, and/or neurologic indications


Bachelors degree and 10 years of medical affairs or clinical development experience in inflammation, rare disease, and/or neurologic indications

In addition to meeting at least one of the above requirements, you must have at least 4 years experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs, or directing the allocation or resources. Your managerial experience may run concurrently with the required technical experience referenced above

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years of clinical research and/or medical affairs experience in a leadership role
  • MD plus accredited fellowship in internal medical sub-specialty and/or neurologic indications
  • Minimum of 5 years of Medical Affairs experience in industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO)
  • Experience in building Integrated Evidence Generation Plans
  • Ability to establish interactions and engagements with partners (e.g., Opinion Leaders, advocacy groups, patients, payers, vendors)
  • Familiarity with global regulatory organizations, guidelines, and practices
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and global regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle, and commercialization processes, including but not limited to, clinical operations, commercial, regulatory, and medical affairs
  • History of solving problems while exhibiting sound scientific/medical judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues
  • Good understanding of healthcare systems around the world (e.g. US, EU, Asia)
  • 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 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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