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Amgen US Oncology Medical External Engagement Director in Thousand Oaks, California


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of.

US Oncology Medical External Engagement Director


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

  • Lead the development of the US medical engagement strategy and plan with oncology professional societies and research cooperative groups; implements the final US medical engagement strategic plan via interactions with both internal and external stakeholders in partnership with medical leads

  • Executes Scientific Expert (SE) engagement at the academic, society, and/or community level to provide information on current treatment trends, practice challenges, and key insights to enhance Amgen`s knowledge of the disease state and future trend

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams, US and Global TA Heads and R&D leadership to ensure strategic alignment with external groups to achieve successful execution of medical initiatives and deliverables

  • Ensures alignment with Medical and Patient Advocacy teams

  • Ensures capture, analysis, and distribution of scientific insights; forecasting scientific trends from opinion leader networks, cooperative groups, and/or professional societies; distributing internally to broaden awareness

  • Maintain an active role within US Oncology medical teams to ensure awareness of potential opportunities for external engagement

  • Leads consistent communication with external stakeholders to ensure alignment of strategic objectives to ensure successful outcomes


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of relevant experience


Master’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical or scientific education or experience from similar positions

  • Advanced degree (e.g. PhD, MD, PharmD, BS, BSN, MBA) preferred or demonstration of equivalent combination of relevant educational and professional experience

  • Ability to strategically develop/implement programs that impact Amgen’s long-term objectives

  • Experience in working on teams with experienced medical professionals

  • 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

  • Oncology therapeutic knowledge

  • Experience in global/regional/local medical practice and healthcare ecosystems

  • Skilled at engagement and scientific exchange with external medical community

  • Clinical research experience

  • Ability to work in teams, cross-functionally and independently.

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

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

  • Network of medical, clinical contacts in product/therapeutic area


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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