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Amgen Clinical Research Medical Director - Cardiology in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen is seeking a Clinical Research Medical Director to join its global heart failure clinical development program, which includes approved and multiple investigational therapies across all phases of development. This position is located in Thousand Oaks, California.


  • Provide clinical and scientific leadership and oversight for generation of scientific evidence, especially the development and execution of clinical trials across all phases of development

  • Interpret clinical trial data to author clinical study reports, publications and regulatory documents

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with academic partners and other key opinion leaders

  • Give scientific presentations at advisory boards, key scientific meetings and external committee meetings

  • Give clinical and scientific guidance and direction to:

  • Interactions with regulatory agencies

  • Global medical scientific platform and other scientific communications

  • Safety assessments

  • Clinical observational research projects

  • Health economics research and value and access strategy

  • In-licensing and out-licensing activities and partner relationships

  • Identify new clinical research opportunities

Basic Qualifications

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school


2 or more years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accredited fellowship in Cardiology, board certified or equivalent

  • 5+ years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research combined with clinical teaching and patient care activities

  • Ability to effectively present ideas and document complex medical/clinical concepts in both written and oral communication

  • Deep understanding of the scientific method and practical clinical applications

  • Familiarity with clinical research and clinical trial design, including biostatistics

  • Clinical research experience in the biopharmaceutical industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO)

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), FDA and EMEA/CHMP regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated ability as a medical expert in a complex matrix environment

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

Our recruitment strategy includes fostering diverse points of view – helping to drive innovation and creativity.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages 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.



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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 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.

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.​