Senior Manager Scientific Communications

Thousand Oaks, CA


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.


  • What you will do
  • Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders across the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area and aligned with product strategy, the Senior Manager Scientific Communications is accountable for a broad scope of responsibilities, including:  
  • Development/oversight of high-quality strategic plans
  • Delivery of innovative scientific and medical content (DSE/digital/MSL materials/FAQs/Medical Information Letters) tailored to specific audiences in the US and globally via impactful formats and relevant channels
  • Publication-related deliverables (manuscripts/abstracts/posters/enhanced content)
  • Addressing Medical Information inquiries/escalations
  • Creation of payer-related content, timely support for compendia
  • Support outside of US educational events and scientific congresses (booth content/symposia)
  • Maintaining strong partnerships with Medical Strategy & Operations in support of standardization of processes, optimizing systems, and furthering continuous improvement and innovation, including use of digital and multi-channel approaches, as well as definition of impactful of KPIs. 
  • Drive the development of a holistic scientific communication plan that shifts based on changes in the disease area and treatment landscape and in-depth awareness of insights across local affiliates and cross-functional partners Further responsibilities may include
  • Overseeing the work of vendors and potential training and/or supervision of junior staff


  • What we expect of you
  • We are all different, yet we all use our outstanding contributions to serve patients. The highly proficient professional we seek is a go-getter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 2 years of Medical/Scientific Affairs experience OR
  • Master’s degree & 6 years of Medical/Scientific Affairs experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree & 8 years of Medical/Scientific Affairs experience OR
  • Associates degree & 10 years of Medical/Scientific Affairs experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED & 12 years of Medical/Scientific Affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MD, PharmD, PhD, or DO with 4 or more years of expertise in clinical research, patient care, Clinical Development, Medical/Scientific Affairs, and/or basic research (other doctorate degrees may be considered)
  • Prior experience in Medical/Scientific Affairs or Clinical Development within the biopharmaceutical industry, and/or clinical or research in the therapeutic area
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical commercialization process and knowledge of the regulatory and legal guidelines affecting promotion of prescription products
  • Experience in publication planning, publications guidelines and transparency standards (e.g., ICMJE, current Good Publication Practice (GPP) Guidelines GPP)
  • Understanding of disease area and landscape and clinical data to enable critical analysis of scientific literature and communicate implications cross-functionally
  • Prior experience of optimally managing consultants and vendors
  • Strong computer and database skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products


  • 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 annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $146,740-167,412.
  • 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
  • Apply now for a career that defies imagination
  • Objects in your future are closer than they appear.

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