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Executive Director, Precision Medicine - Obesity

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Jun 11, 2024

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Clinical, Science/R&D
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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At Amgen, every challenge is an opportunity. And every opportunity brings the potential to change lives. Our shared missionto serve patientshas driven our status as one of the worlds preeminent biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Leverage your high-level expertise to lead and forge partnerships that advance the biotechnical and biopharmaceutical science that can turn the tide of serious, life-interrupting illnesses.

Executive Director, Precision Medicine - Obesity


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you as Executive Director, Precision Medicine, you will partner with Therapeutic Area leads across Research & Development, guide the development of translational, reverse translational, and precision medicine strategies across a therapeutic area. You will build precision medicine capabilities for the TA and manage the Pmed leads/team.

  • Serve as the single point of accountability for the development of TA (TAG) and disease area level strategies for translation, reverse translation, and precision medicine to deepen mechanistic insights, define indications/combinations based on understanding of disease & patient endotypes, enhance success, and overall value of the portfolio within the TA.

  • Collaborate closely with the Research TA Head to embed translational and precision medicine considerations for development of assets within discovery phase to enhance pipeline quality and advance reverse translational strategies for late phase assets.

  • Mentor and guide Pmed leads within the TA on phase appropriate exploration of precision medicine considerations to inform asset development strategic options.

  • Identify appropriate data sources and partnerships to advance TA level biomarker and human data strategies to support translational, reverse translational and precision medicine strategies for the TA.

  • Develop Pmed capabilities for the TA and Amgen, in partnership with the Precision Medicine unit head and leadership.

  • Serve as thought partner to TA heads for all translational and PMed strategies from research through registration. Bey key voice of influence in TA governance meetings.

  • Serve as a resource to Business Development, Medical and Commercial Biomarker Teams to help inform key partnerships and post market biomarker strategies

  • Stay current in technical and scientific advances related to precision medicine and serve as industry thought leader within TA related to biomarkers through publications and advocacy organization.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Executive Director, Precision Medicine we seek is an experienced leader with the following qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree & 6 years of precision medicine experience OR

  • Masters degree & 10 years of precision medicine experience OR

  • Bachelors degree & 12 years of precision medicine experience AND

  • 6 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MD, or PhD, with 10+ years industry & academic experience

  • Deep therapeutic area and disease experience

  • Management experience leading and integrating cross-functional and technical teams

  • Deep scientific and analytical expertise in integrating multiple data sources e.g.omic, clinical, Real-World Evidence

  • Deep precision medicine experience applied to target TA of obesity.

  • Strong professional medical network (external KOLs, institutions, and partners)

They will also embody the Amgen leadership attributes which are:

  • Inspire: Create a connected, inclusive, and inspiring work environment that empowers talent to thrive

  • Accelerate: Enable speed that matches the urgency of patient needs by encouraging progress over perfection

  • Integrate: Connect the dots to amplify the collective power of Amgen to drive results for patients, staff, and shareholders

  • Adapt: Lead through change by adapting to an ever-changing environment and defining a clear course of action to deliver results


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 $272,313 - $316,432.

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

Amgens Commitment to Our Staff

At Amgen, our mission is serving patients. Our staff are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of science to transform medicine and turn the tide on serious illnesses. Central to achieving this mission is our people-first philosophy. We recruit the best talent, build an environment that facilitates career growth, and provide staff with the opportunity to make significant contributions for patients and our business.

We equip all our staff members to live well-rounded, healthy lives. Most recently, Amgen added benefits for transgender employees and continues to pride itself on industry-leading, family-friendly offerings for families of all compositions.

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.

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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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