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Amgen Medical Communications Manager, Neuroscience in Thousand Oaks, California

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Reporting to the Neuroscience Medical Communications Platform Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for medical communications activities for the Neuroscience therapeutic area targeted to the healthcare community, enabling informed decision making for optimal patient care and access to Amgen products. This position offers an opportunity to work in a matrix environment with cross-functional partners, including Global and US Medical Leads, that are focused on supporting Amgen’s innovative scientific programs. Key responsibilities include:

  • Review promotional and educational materials for scientific accuracy as part of the Material Approval and Compliance (MAC) and Reactive Scientific Content (RSC) processes

  • Collaborate with internal/external subject matter experts, Neuroscience Platform Lead, and Medical team on scientific content development

  • Obtain approval of scientific content through MAC and/or RSC and communicate and train MSL' s (Medical Science Liaison's) on new/updated content

  • Lead and execute strategy for US congress deliverables & key activities, including Medical Affairs booths, disease state symposia, and scientific data assessment

  • Develop/adapt disease state scientific content for online resources

  • Lead strategy and content development of Global and US advisory boards

  • Respond to Medical Information Requests (e.g., adverse events, product complaints) and support and train Call Center

  • Effectively manage use of vendors for content development

  • Approximately 10-20% travel

Basic Requirements

Doctorate degree


Master’s degree & 3 years of clinical, academic, or industry experience


Bachelor’s degree & 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 Requirements

  • PharmD, PhD, MD, or DO with one or more years of relevant experience in clinical research, patient care, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research (Other doctorate degrees may be considered)

  • Prior experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development within the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research experience in the areas of Neuroscience/CNS

  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products

  • Aptitude in writing and presenting on scientific and clinical data

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, time management, and project planning skills with strong ability for self-direction

  • Demonstrated track record of strategic execution in a matrix environment with limited supervision

  • The ability to work in teams and interface in a dynamic environment across corporate functions

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

  • Prior experience of successfully managing consultants and vendors

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

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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.​