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Amgen Clinical Research Medical Director - Oncology - US Remote in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

Clinical Research Medical Director - Oncology


What you will do

Let’s do this! Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development, execution and communication of the global scientific/medical evidence plan

  • Supporting cross-functional and global collaborations to integrate broad medical, scientific, and commercial input into the development program

  • Supporting the development of key scientific external relationships with opinion leaders

  • Participating and providing clinical input into safety and regulatory interactions

  • Working collaboratively with multifunctional teams, bringing your scientific acumen and insights to the workstream


  • Provide clinical/scientific input during the development and execution of clinical trials

  • Interpret clinical trial data

  • Participate in safety assessments

  • Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies

  • Author CSRs, publications and regulatory submissions

  • Develop key opinion leaders and make scientific presentation at advisory boards, key scientific meetings and external committee meetings as delegated by GDL

  • Identify new clinical research opportunities

  • Support in-licensing and out-licensing activities and partner relationships

  • Support product lifecycle management for new indications as directed by Global Development Leader

Provide clinical content input to:

  • Regulatory interactions and documents

  • Safety interactions and documents

  • Materials to be used in Scientific Affairs

  • Materials to be used by the Commercial Organization


What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or MD and 4 years of clinical research experience Or

  • Master’s degree and 7 years clinical research experience Or

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of clinical research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MD plus accredited residency in Hematology Oncology, board certified or equivalent

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

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


  • In-depth understanding of the scientific method and clinical applications based on medical, scientific and practical rationale

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

  • Sound scientific and clinical judgment

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

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

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

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


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.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • 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

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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.

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