Medical Advisor – Inflammation

Category: Medical Affairs
Job ID: R-48217
Location: United Kingdom – Cambridgeshire; United Kingdom – Uxbridge
Posted Date: December 8, 2017

The Company:

Amgen is one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, with a global turnover in excess of $20 billion and over 19,000 employees. For more than 30 years, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics, but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world.

Amgen is committed to biosimilars. We currently have a robust pipeline with several biosimilar molecules in development which target some of the most complex and important inflammation antibody biologics.

Role overview:

The jobholder will provide state-of-the-art medical insights into the therapeutic area (TA) of Inflammation and biosimilars and/or specific pipeline molecules serving as the single point of medical contact for the TA for the local and regional team. You will contribute to a high-performing office and field-based team, providing medical expertise across the organization to generate tactics, clinical data, analysis and communications that support the safe and effective use of our medicines by patients, physicians and payers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This is a highly visible role with strategic importance
  • Opportunity to gain line management experience and to make your mark in the organisation
  • An integral part of a cross functional team
  • Engaging with key stakeholders and organisations for strategic discussions
  • Partners with stakeholders in product(s) lifecycle management plans
  • Works with health economics to ensure market access of products
  • Participates in the development of European strategies and tactics in close collaboration with the European Medical Lead
  • Works with local and global study management in the development of evidence generation plans and the review of ISS proposals
  • Oversees in-sourced/outsourced Medical programs and logistics
  • Delivers TA and/or product specific Medical training
  • Delivers medical expertise for review of promotional and non-promotional materials

Basic Qualifications:

• Medical Degree (MD) and full GMC registration
• Prior experience gained in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company


• Experience in promotional material sign off in accordance with ABPI regulations, with final ABPI signatory preferred
• Experience in affiliate Medical Department or Clinical Development
• Knowledge of commercialization and business practices


• Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process with advanced understanding of other functions
• Therapeutic area knowledge preferred in inflammation
(rheumatology or gastroenterology or dermatology)
• Network of customer contacts in therapeutic area


• Medical and scientific expertise
• Fluency in English, both oral and written communications
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Strategic thinker

• Strong customer orientation; science-based
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team (e.g., Commercial, HE, Field based staff, EU teams, Regulatory, Safety)
• Role model for others in line with Amgen Values
• Demonstrates leadership skills and drives results

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