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Amgen Medical Director, US Medical Lead – Inflammation (Tezepelumab) in Thousand Oaks, California

The US Medical Leader for Tezepelumab is responsible for the development and implementation of US Medical strategies, including US launch and lifecycle management.

This role is responsible for:

  • The development and execution of US product medical strategy, via the US Medical Plan, including launch support and lifecycle management, in collaboration with the Global Medical Leader, Product Team/Portfolio Governance and alignment with Global strategy

  • Identification of scientific evidence gaps, development of US evidence generation strategy in coordination with the Global team

  • Participating in engagement of external key stakeholders (often in partnership with other functions)

  • Supports Medical input into label and regulatory interactions, in alignment and with deep understanding of global strategy and program clinical trial data

  • Supports implementation of Medical governance for respective product, which includes:

  • Safety and pharmacovigilance as a key and effective partner with GRAAS

  • Clinical trial conduct

  • US risk management/minimization in collaboration with GRAAS

  • Subject matter appropriateness (medical/scientific) of external interactions (e.g. Copy review, multichannel, congresses, 1-1 interactions, etc.)

  • Ensuring appropriate medical support of compliance

Key Activities:

  • Maximizes Amgen‘s value proposition of respective product(s) through management and delivery of all medical and scientific activities, including launch and lifecycle management, in alignment with Global strategy and Evidence Generation Team (EGT)

  • Participates in development of US cross functional strategy and supports medical execution.

  • Provides input into medical and scientific insight for incorporation into US product strategies, via the US Medical Plan, and provides insights into Global strategies, plans and tactics as a participant in the Commercialization process

  • Ensures understanding and incorporation of patient perspectives in all activities

  • Executes product-specific US evidence generation strategy, in alignment with EGT, and supports execution of data communication strategy

  • Supports product-specific US clinical trial execution

  • Medical / Scientific contribution to Value Dossiers, compendia and interactions with payers in collaboration with VA&P

  • Medical input into label and regulatory interactions, in alignment and with deep understanding of global strategy and program clinical trial data

  • May participate in speaking engagements that represent Amgen to external and internal bodies on medical and scientific issues related to relevant product(s)

  • Participates in the review of investigator sponsored studies

  • Supports or implements external Stakeholder Strategy

  • Engagement strategy and execution with medical experts, professional societies, patient groups and other key stakeholders

  • Participates in advocacy from a medical perspective in partnership with Commercial, Government Affairs and GRAAS policy

  • Builds Amgen‘s reputation as a science-based and patient-focused reliable partner

  • Ensures Medical Governance

  • Ensures human subject safety for marketed product in cooperation and effective partnership with responsible functions (e.g., GRAAS, Global Development)

  • May support US clinical trial conduct

  • Participates with the MAC operating committee in the material reviews.

  • Actively participates in US risk management/minimization in collaboration with GRAAS

  • May decide subject matter appropriateness (medical/scientific) of external interactions (e.g. copy review, multichannel, congresses, 1-1 interactions, etc.)

  • Ensures appropriate medical leadership of compliance; accountable for the conduct of medical activities according to all relevant compliance standards, regulations and SOP`s; Role models appropriate and compliant behaviors and contributes to creating a climate of compliance adherence across the organization

Basic Qualifications

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school


2 years of clinical research, basic science research, medical affairs or clinical development experience in inflammation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accredited fellowship in Allergy and Immunology (board certified or board eligible)

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

  • Pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process knowledge with understanding of other functions; including, but not limited to, Clinical Operations, Commercial, Safety, Regulatory, Value & Access, and Medical Affairs

  • Experience in regional/local medical practice and healthcare ecosystems

  • Skilled at engagement, scientific exchange with external medical community

  • Clinical research experience

  • Scientific publication experience (developing manuscripts and/or congress abstracts)

  • 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 judgement

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), region regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements

  • Familiarity of local pharmaceutical industry and legal/health system environment

  • Skilled at effectively presenting ideas and documenting complex medical/clinical concepts in both written and oral communication

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

  • Network of medical, clinical contacts in inflammation

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