Amgen Global Medical Writing Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

The Medical Writing Manager will be responsible for developing publications within the bone therapeutic area. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: attending congresses and writing meeting summaries; preparing or editing documents for internal use or for submission to external, bodies; providing strategic input to publication teams and congress planning teams; overseeing the work of publication vendors; contributing to internal, process improvement initiatives.

This role provides an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of a dynamic team that communicates the results of Amgen's research to the scientific community and embraces Amgen's aspiration to be the world's best human therapeutics company.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree

  • At least 1 year of medical writing experience in a biopharmaceutical setting, preferably in the oncology therapeutic area, or postdoctoral experience in oncology

  • Experience preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific congresses

  • Knowledge of bone, inflammation or nephrology therapeutic areas, products

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Ability to lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (eg, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Knowledgeable about publication guidelines and best practices

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.