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Amgen Executive Director, Inflammation Research in South San Francisco, California

At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared mission—to serve patients—has driven our status as one of the world’s preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

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What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will lead early discovery inflammation research at Amgen from target identification through preclinical assessment.

This individual will ensure Amgen efficiently integrates the needs of the patient with extraordinary science and technology to produce novel inflammation and autoimmune disease therapeutics which address critical medical needs. The position will lead internal research efforts and play a key role in managing a broad network of research collaborations with other biopharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and research organizations. This individual will impact decision-making which will ultimately affect Amgen’s established and developing inflammation portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Amgen derives its sense of purpose from the needs of the patient and that all key decisions are made from a patient-centered perspective

  • Develop/refine a research strategy which builds on Amgen’s strengths and unique capabilities in inflammation drug development, emphasizes breakthrough innovation, and establishes near-term and long-term objectives

  • Recruit, develop and retain world class scientists and build research teams which are highly productive and efficient

  • Lead Discovery Research in the inflammation therapeutic area, ensuring operational and scientific excellence

  • Foster a culture of innovation and creativity, while ensuring effective collaboration among enabling functions, therapeutic teams, and locations

  • Participate in business development efforts, which results in the acquisition or licensing of cutting-edge technologies and intellectual property which enhances immunology discovery research

  • Ensure that the partnership with Translational Medicine, Clinical Development, Manufacturing and Commercial Operations is superb. Present preclinical development candidates which meet established criteria to the scientific advisory board and R&D leadership teams

  • Represent Amgen by presenting the company’s unique capabilities and technologies, and the value of its inflammation research pipeline to patients, physicians, analysts, industry partners, academia, and other external constituents

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What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of immunology discovery research experience OR

  • Master’s degree & 10 years of immunology discovery research experience OR

  • Bachelor’s degree & 12 years of immunology discovery research experience AND

  • 6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD and/or MD with specialization in a relevant biological sciences discipline

  • Immunology research credentials with expertise in leading programs and people and publications; this could come from various relevant areas including Immunology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Dermatology

  • A scientist with a passion for the discovery of novel anti-inflammatory therapeutics and an exemplary track record of success emanating from his/her current leadership experience in academia or the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Experience as a drug hunter and scientific excellence will insure instant credibility with Amgen’s broad internal and external partners

  • A breadth of clinical understanding across the field of autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases

  • Ability to make scientific connections across disparate disciplines and to develop collaborative drug-development opportunities across different therapeutic areas

  • Ability to recognize, recruit and retain top talent

  • Experience with mentorship and career development of colleagues and reports

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What you can expect of us

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

  • Clear and disciplined strategic vision for the future that leverages superior-quality products, operational excellence, and top-shelf-talent

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

Amgen’s Commitment to Our Staff

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our “people-first” philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

Consistent with our core leadership value of “Develops the Best Team,” we are seeking leaders that prioritize the development of talent. As a manager, your priority and primary role is to accelerate the performance and development of your team. We expect managers to exemplify strong leadership and champion self-awareness and career development Ways that you will display your leadership acumen in this role include:

  • Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff to build highly skilled, diverse, and inclusive teams

  • Fostering a positive and respectful work environment that encourages staff retention and motivates individuals to work toward common goals and priorities

  • Ensuring that staff understand how their efforts and contributions make a meaningful impact to the business

  • Growing core skills and capabilities among staff, particularly in learning agility, problem solving, strategic and creative thinking, flexibility, resilience, effective communication, prioritization, delivery of results, and continuous improvement

  • Making accurate evaluations of your team's skills and competencies and providing timely and respectful feedback, including direct delivery of difficult messages

  • Developing an understanding of your team's career objectives and serve as a thought-partner in their career development plans

  • Assisting staff with preparing for roles of growing responsibility and identifying new opportunities that expand their skills and align with their overall career objectives

  • Resolving critical gaps in the organization’s internal capabilities and skillsets, including strategic external recruiting

  • Identifying diverse, qualified successors for key positions

  • Ensuring that direct reports who also lead people consistently demonstrate these same behaviors with their staff

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission – to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment, and inclusion in all that we do.

MEANINGFUL IMPACT . To serve patients. We are all deeply committed to our mission: to serve patients. And we all have opportunities to contribute to that mission in meaningful ways. This creates a powerful sense of shared purpose.

INNOVATIVE : Stretch yourself at the cutting edge. You’re poised to have a high impact in the new Bio century, Amgen offers our people interesting and challenging work.

REPUTATION . Be behind world-renowned products and services. With our industry reputation and strong product pipeline, you can take pride in working at Amgen.

COLLABORATIVE . Work alongside the best. Be part of our highly talented, hard-working teams. Their spirit is what fuels our success.

REWARDING . Get a fair share in success. Everyone’s contribution is recognized – and strong performance is rewarded.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

Join Us

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 cancer, 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.

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