Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs Lead – US, Remote


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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, Global Medical Affairs Lead – US, Remote


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role you will own the development and delivery of the global medical affairs strategy for maridebart cafraglutide, including the evidence generation platform, medical communications, and external engagements throughout the commercialization process.

You will also Serve as the Global Medical Affairs Lead (GMAL) on various global strategic teams, including: Product Team, Evidence Generation Team, Brand Team, Global Medical Affairs Team and other related teams.


  • Develop and lead a robust integrated evidence generation plan addressing key regional/local needs, assuring successful launches in commercial markets and supporting evolving markets dynamics.
  • Capture clinical/scientific insights across all key markets and translate them into concrete strategies.
  • Facilitate scientific engagements across a broad range of partners, including but not limited to advisory board meetings and international scientific venues.
  • Align and implement strategy for medical communications and related activities, e.g., product narrative, scientific platform, core content, publications, medical education, and congresses.
  • Develop medical strategic plans and ensure consistent delivery of outputs through Medical Affairs Teams.
  • Provide insights to Amgen’s Safety and Benefit/Risk profile of the molecule and ensure communication of the implications to external partners, support Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS), and approve grants, if applicable.
  • Provide strategic direction for study design and delivery for medical affairs and other global studies.
  • Enable access to medicines through clear understanding and education of treatment value in partnership with cross-functional partners.
  • Facilitate and continue to build Amgen’s role as a science-based, patient-focused partner.
  • Provide input to Value Dossiers.
  • Determine resource and budget allocation necessary to deliver on medical strategies.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The [vital attribute] professional we seek is a [type of person] with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school OR PhD OR PharmD


2 years of clinical research experience and/or basic science research in obesity and/or metabolic conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of clinical research and/or medical affairs experience in a leadership role
  • Clinical experience and disease knowledge base in obesity and/or metabolic conditions
  • MD plus accredited fellowship in Obesity or related medical field (e.g. endocrinology, internal medicine, bariatric medicine, primary care), board-certified or board eligible
  • Minimum 5 years of Medical Affairs experience in industry (biotech, pharmaceutical or CRO)
  • Experience in building Integrated Evidence Generation Plans
  • Ability to establish interactions and engagements with partners (e.g., Opinion Leaders, advocacy groups, patients, payers, vendors)
  • Familiarity with global regulatory organizations, guidelines, and practices
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and global regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle, and commercialization processes, including but not limited to, clinical operations, commercial, regulatory, and medical affairs
  • History of solving problems while exhibiting sound scientific/medical judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues
  • Good understanding of the US and EU healthcare systems
  • Track record of success working with matrixed cross-functional teams


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.

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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for a career that defies imagination

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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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Salary Range

258,865.00 USD – 307,185.00 USD

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