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Amgen Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist, Inflammation (Open to Remote) in Thousand Oaks, California


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Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist, Inflammation (Open to Remote)


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role will report directly to the Global Development Lead and will have an opportunity to be part of the growing Inflammation Clinical Development Therapeutic Area. The position is in Thousand Oaks, California; however, a remote working arrangement will be considered.

The Inflammation Therapeutic Area is seeking a Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist for a global Phase 2 program Rozibafusp alfa, a novel antibody-peptide conjugate that simultaneously blocks ICOSL and BAFF activities. It is being investigated for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • Support the design, assessment, and communication of clinical programs that support the global scientific/medical evidence plan

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

  • Perform medical monitoring activities

  • Consult with the subject adjudication team

  • Participate in and provide clinical input into safety and regulatory interactions

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

  • Provide clinical/scientific input into, author sections of, and QC study-related documents (e.g. study concept documents and protocols)

  • Interpret clinical trial data

  • Participate in safety assessments

  • Review and provide clinical scientific input to TLGs and safety narratives

  • Review scientific literature

  • Initiate database analyses to support commercial/clinical objectives

  • Contribute to the preparation of clinical study reports and regulatory submissions

  • Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies

  • Develop key opinion leaders and make scientific presentations at advisory boards, key scientific meetings and external committee meetings as delegated by the Clinical Scientists, NAML, or GDL

  • Identify new clinical research opportunities


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 Scientific Leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

  • MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accredited fellowship in Rheumatology with lupus experience, board certified or equivalent 2+ years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research combined with clinical teaching and patient care activities

  • An understanding of the scientific method and clinical applications based medical, scientific and practical rationale

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

  • Familiarity with regulatory agency organizations, guidelines, and practices

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

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


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.

  • 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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