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Remote- Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation- Senior Principal Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California
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Jun 12, 2024

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If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation- Senior Principal ScientistLive

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. The Senior Principal Scientist at Amgen is responsible for clinical pharmacology components of multiple clinical programs, including study design, protocol preparation and reporting. In this vital role you will integrate results into regulatory filings and product labels. Possess understanding of PKPD modeling concepts and their application to dose selection, study design, risk/benefit, and informing drug development decisions in close collaboration with other R&D partners. May mentor scientific staff.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plans all necessary non-compartmental analyses to support project team decisions, publications, and reporting.
  • Designs clinical pharmacology components of drug development project clinical plans and provides clinical pharmacology expertise to project teams including plan, design and oversight of clinical pharmacology studies.
  • Responsible for implementing clinical pharmacology standard methodologies consistently.
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of PKPD analyses to integrate knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, patient characteristics and disease states to optimize doses, dosage regimens and study designs.
  • Contributes to the analysis of pre-clinical PKPD data for selection of FIH dose levels. Ensures adequate safety margins exist for selected dose levels.
  • Leads preparation of clinical pharmacology contributions to regulatory documents including Investigator Brochures, EOP2 meetings, IND, NDA/BLA. Leads resolution of clinical pharmacology queries from drug regulatory agencies, contributes in writing and reviewing responses to regulatory queries.
  • Plans timing for, designs, leads, and may act as clinician for healthy volunteer phase I and dedicated Clinical Pharmacology studies including (but not limited to) SAD/MAD, DDI, Food-Effect, ADME, Hepatic/Renal Impairment, BA/BE, and PK bridging.
  • Contribute recommendations for clinical doses and dosing algorithms (including drug interaction advice, food effects, special group dosing etc.) to the clinical and Development teams and in regulatory documentation.
  • Influences external environment through methods such as publication and presentations.
  • Responsible for collaborating with partner lines (e.g. clinical assay group, statistics, pharmacometrics) to ensure appropriate support for assigned programs and studies

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Clinical Pharmacology / PKPD or related field and 3 years of clinical pharmacology experience

Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacology / PKPD or related field and 6 years of clinical pharmacology experience


Bachelors degree in Clinical Pharmacology / PKPD or related field and 8 years of clinical pharmacology experience


Broad knowledge of leading and / or innovative principles and theories in field and basic knowledge of related and adjacent disciplinary areas.


Understands broader organizational goals and business priorities in relation to therapeutic program / work group.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Clinical Pharmacology / PKPD, PharmD with a clinical pharmacology fellowship, or equivalent degree in a related field with clinical pharmacology experience.
  • 5-10 years of drug development experience with at least 5 years in clinical pharmacology
  • Demonstrated success in managing clinical pharmacology activities and quantitative drug development (population PK, mechanistic PK/PD modeling/systems pharmacology, and clinical trial simulations). Experience in design, interpretation, implementation and reporting of phase I clinical pharmacology studies and packages to support regulatory submission. Understands interpretation and clinical application of other relevant scientific fields including drug metabolism, drug transport, formulation sciences, biopharmaceutics, and toxicology.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Experience in interactions with regulatory agencies. Understands, and is able to apply, appropriate FDA and ICH guidelines in the design of clinical development plans and studies.
  • Demonstrated track record of published literature in clinical pharmacology. Demonstrates understanding of the complexities and recent developments in clinical pharmacology and the implications for drug development.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present clinical pharmacology data, development plans, and strategies to various audiences in both verbal and written form. Demonstrated ability to write clinical pharmacology results, interpretations (including impact) and conclusions for reports and regulatory documents / interactions.
  • Considerable organizational awareness (inter-relationship of departments, business priorities, etc.)
  • Ability to travel locally and globally

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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Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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.


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.

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