Amgen Global Publications Senior Manager in Thousand Oaks, California

The successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in execution for the cardiovascular products within the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Therapeutic Areas (TAs). This role is responsible for working with large cross-functional teams to communicate Amgen's scientific data through high quality, peer-reviewed publications to the global healthcare community, enabling informed decision making for optimal patient care and access to Amgen products. Reporting to the Director of Global Publications for the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area (TA).

The Senior Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to develop impactful publications that align with the teams' strategy and communication objectives.

  • Engagement and collaboration with external authors, investigators, and study steering committee members to plan publications and discuss and plan publication content

  • Effective management of external relationships with business partners (publication governance and contractual agreements)

  • Management of publication development timelines and content development of abstracts, posters, oral presentations, and manuscripts

  • Ensuring compliance with Amgen publication policy and external publication guidelines

  • Oversight of outsourcing budget and vendors who assist with publication content development

  • Staff education and training on publications

  • Some support of neuroscience publications, as needed

Additional responsibilities for this role include:

  • Participation in strategic publication planning summits

  • Ensuring publications developed with key stakeholders (e.g. clinical development, global medical affairs) align with the global publication strategy

  • Maintaining knowledge of published literature in relevant therapeutic areas

  • Clinical support of key scientific congresses and meetings

  • Support of content development for presentations that will inform medical and commercial programs

  • Partnering with the Global Core Content (GCC) lead to ensure relevant publication content s incorporated into global scientific communications for the product

  • Providing feedback on the output of publications gap analyses to guide publications strategy and address medical insights and identified gaps through publications

  • Occasional travel up to 10%.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Master's degree and 6 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Bachelor's degree and 8 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:

  • PhD, MD, PharmD, with 4+ years of Clinical Development/Medical Affairs/Regulatory experience

  • Strong writing and presentation skills

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project management/planning skills

  • Experience in medical writing

  • Experience in managing external publication vendors and/or freelance medical writers

  • Demonstrated record of executing strategically and tactically in a highly matrixed environment working with cross-functional, dynamic teams

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidelines, Sunshine Act and Pharma Code of Conduct, ICMJE, GPP3, and other global guidelines related to publications, scientific data communication, and transparency standards

  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts (individually or as a Publication Steering Committee), publishers, medical associations and other relevant stakeholder groups to enable development of robust and executable publication plans

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods, and clinical trial data reporting requirements

  • Comfort with providing strategic input to senior leadership on topics regarding publication planning, data dissemination, and data disclosure requirements

  • Understanding of data and disease landscape to enable critical analysis of scientific literature and communicate implications cross-functionally.

  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products

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.