Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Mississauga


Position Accountability:
To represent the Archetype country (Canada) at the Global Product Team(s) (PT) by providing input and insights into the local medical environment to inform and develop the global product strategy

Key Responsibilities:

Provide in depth local medical/clinical insights on the current treatment paradigm(s) and current standard of care; how this is evolving; and what will be new standards at launch.
What perception or knowledge base of the current therapeutic area needs to evolve for the product to gain wide spread use:

The barriers and drivers to treatment
The patient and physician unmet needs
The guidelines impacting treatment and barriers and drivers
The individuals (opinion leaders, investigators, prescribers), institutions and societies impacting treatment and their impact on treatment decisions
Epidemiology of the disease including incidence, prevalence of varying disease states
Patient types and how they are treated through the local healthcare system(s)
Patient flow – diagnosis, treatment rates
Product device needs – HCPs, patients, institutions
What needs to change in the treatment paradigm for the product to be successful in market
Clinical development considerations (e.g. footprint)
External engagement: Engages with relevant individuals including thought leaders, institutions and societies to generate medical/clinical insight

Communication and collaboration

Clear, effective communication to the PT
Collaborate with other functional country archetype reps (Value & Access, Marketing) to understand the evidence required for local stakeholders (e.g., HTAs, regulators, patients, medical societies, etc.)
Update local affiliate and key stakeholders on product strategy and key issues to inform pre-launch plan
Collaborate with the Global Study Operations Development Feasibility Manager on disease landscaping and prospective study feasibility assessments
Planning: Development of local plan addressing how to gather the insights to inform Product Team strategy

20% travel (Domestic and International)

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate level education (PharmD, PhD, MD), or Scientific degree with proven experience in relevant therapeutic areas within industry

Preferred Qualifications

Deep understanding of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process with advanced understanding of other functions; including but not limited to Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs, Value Access and Policy

Ability to develop deep understanding of new therapeutic areas

Experience in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development

Strong customer orientation; science-based and marketing minded

Operational excellence: self-management skills, planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management, plan execution

Interpersonal skills: ability to engage with key stakeholders at a professional and clinical level

Bilingual: French / English

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Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview.

About the company

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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