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Amgen Medical Director, gMG-Rare Disease 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.

Medical Director, gMG-Rare Disease


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will will provide medical/scientific strategic and operational expertise into the planning and execution of the medical support activities of UPLIZNA with a focus on generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). This individual will be responsible for Medical Affairs pre-launch and go-to-market launch planning and execution. They will provide medical input into the long-term vision for the Medical Affairs area to enable health care professionals and patients to receive appropriate medical information. This role requires a high level of collaboration and will require working closely Research and Development, Access, Commercial, Outcomes Research, and Publications. Forging a productive and compliant partnership with the Commercial organization will be essential.

The successful candidate should have prior experience working in a cross functional dynamic environment with a focus on both strategic and tactical execution. Partnering with Senior Medical Affairs Management, this role includes coordinating cross functional Medical Affairs resources to develop conference/pub plans, mapping KOL development, HCP disease state awareness, planning and go-to-market needs across target markets. Serving as the liaison the R&D team and the rest of medical affairs, this role will ensure bidirectional exchange for internal alignment, content, insight generation, and KOL/advocacy engagements.

  • Partner with Senior Medical Affairs Management to advance medical and company goals.

  • Leverage clinical and therapeutic qualifications and experience to conceive, develop, and implement projects relevant to advancing the goals of the Medical Affairs Organization.

  • Provide therapeutic knowledge or expertise on business development projects and manage Medical Affairs transition process after deals completed.

  • Communicate and partner with key external therapeutic experts (HCPs) to provide and support high level clinical education.

  • Provide support to global sales team and customer base through effective resolution of medical and technical questions which cannot be answered by field service organization.

  • Provide a medical perspective to clinical and regulatory organizations, provide subject matter expertise including the utilization of key clinical data and medical trends to effectively differentiate the products and services to marketing teams to develop appropriate collateral materials.

  • Develop and support key clinical and medical affairs strategies in conjunction with commercial counterparts. Provide ongoing and interactive technical and medical expertise to executive on these strategies.

  • Interact and present to government, regulatory, and other team members to promote enhancement of the corporation’s reputation.

  • Demonstrate the required “intellectual horsepower” to be a credible expert and develop strong relationships with key opinion leaders, primary and specialty physicians, key professional societies and organizations.

  • Provide expertise in the phase3b/4 development programs and lifecycle management activities for compounds within therapeutic area as well as business development opportunities.

  • Develop publication plans applying internal and external data sources using therapeutic knowledge and data analysis abilities.

  • Deliver background scientific information and specific scientific project training to relevant internal team members (sales, marketing, business development, field medical team, etc).

  • Lead departmental initiatives regarding support systems and processes to facilitate appropriate conduct and documentation of ongoing project work.

  • Attend and support external medical meetings and conferences.

  • Partner with Compliance to ensure activities, programs and projects are compliant and consistent with company policies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is a self starter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of Medical Affairs and/or Neurology experience


Master’s degree and 7 years of Medical Affairs and/or Neurology experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of Medical Affairs and/or Neurology experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical degree required (MD or ex-US equivalent).

  • Relevant clinical therapeutic experience preferred; focus in Neurology.

  • Experience in gMG a plus.

  • Knowledge of clinical trial development and direction.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

  • Understands their audience; available and able to engage people with varying degrees of scientific background in a meaningful and clear dialogue.

  • Demonstrates ability to relate and work with a wide range of people to achieve results.

  • Able to demonstrate problem solving and risk mitigation skills.

  • Possess a professional, proactive demeanor.

  • Personable, likeable, engaging style that encourages a high morale and teamwork.

  • Is able to address issues/concerns in a clear, well-informed manner that engages others in a thoughtful discourse; able to stand up in a polite way and make the case.

  • Exhibits commercial curiosity when evaluating new approaches and solutions.

  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate information and data with a defined, studied process and report results in a thoughtful, organized manner.

  • Willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

  • Ability to adapt easily to changing work environment, comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Possesses a collaborative, results-driven style.

  • Proven outside-the-box problem solver and strategist who champions taking calculated risks and embraces new methodologies that drive innovation.

  • Exhibits integrity, honesty and a sense of personal accountability.

  • Up to 30% travel required


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 $240,000.00 to $288,000.00. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

In addition to the base salary, 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

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Application deadline

Amgen does not have an application deadline for this position; we will continue accepting applications until we receive a sufficient number or select a candidate for the position.

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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