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Amgen Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist, Cardiovascular in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


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.

Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will be responsible for supporting the development, execution and communication of global evidence generation activities. These experts represent Global Development internally and externally, contributing intellectual insight into experimental design and data analysis. In this vital role, you will report directly to the Global Development Lead for the olpasiran product team.

They provide subject matter expertise in clinical and trial science.

  • Provide clinical/scientific input during the development and execution of olpasiran clinical trials

  • Interpret clinical trial data

  • Participate in safety assessments

  • Participate in interactions with regulatory agencies

  • Author study documents, CSRs, publications and regulatory submissions

  • Present information internally and externally

  • Anticipating and proactively managing problems across a broad spectrum of cross-functional teams;

  • Coordinate clinical approaches to operational issues that arise during clinical trial execution

  • Serve as an internal expert in cardiometabolic

  • Provide guidance and assistance in the identification and management of oncology clinical trial collaborators, consultants, and/or Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) in completion of key projects

  • Scientific presentation at advisory boards, key scientific meetings and external committee meetings


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Clinical Research Senior Medical Scientist professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 2 years of clinical research experience


Master’s degree and 4 years of clinical research experience


Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of clinical research experience


Associate’s degree and 10 years of clinical research experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of clinical research experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Subspecialty board eligibility/certification in Cardiology

  • Prior experience authoring, monitoring, analyzing, and presenting Cardiometabolic clinical trials

  • Effective presentation and communication abilities (both written and oral)

  • Ability to anticipate problems and find creative solutions

  • 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

  • Experience functioning as a medical expert in a complex matrixed environment

  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA and EMEA/CHMP regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements

  • Experience authoring clinical sections of CTA’s/INDs


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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