Licensing Senior Manager – External R&D (Oncology)
Location:
Thousand Oaks , California
Posted:
February 07, 2017
Reference:
R-32938
JOB SUMMARY
Amgen is searching for a Licensing External Research and Development (R&D) Senior Manager - in our Business Development team. This role will report to the Executive Director, Licensing and will be based either at our campus in Thousand Oaks, CA or South San Francisco, CA.
The Senior Manager within the External R&D group of Business Development will be responsible for identifying and evaluating external therapeutic and technology assets for in-licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) or partnership collaborations, in support of Amgen's overall business development strategy in oncology. The Senior Manager will identify and evaluate oncology opportunities through external networking, landscape and strategy reviews, and scientific and drug development knowledge. The Senior Manager will initiate and maintain relationships with external companies and academic leaders, guide and manage technical evaluations with cross-functional teams, provide recommendations as appropriate, and ensure appropriate and efficient decision-making processes are followed. The Senior Manager will prepare clear summaries and presentations of the opportunities for senior management review. The Senior Manager may also support of out-licensing activities.
This role involves ~20% in travel.
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree and 2 years of business development and/or drug development industry experience
OR
Master's degree and 4 years of business development and/or drug development industry experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of business development and/or drug development industry experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years business development and/or drug development industry experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of business development and/or drug development industry experience
Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate degree in a scientific discipline, and robust working knowledge in oncology and/or immunology
3+ years of experience in biotech/pharma business development and/or drug development with strong technical R&D experience
Strong scientific, organizational, communication, and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with a record of key accomplishments
Excellent presentation skills
Effective communication skills pertaining to scientific and business development
The ability to foresee and solve problems, and prioritize and meet deadlines
Strong team player
Ability to interface effectively with all-levels of staff across differing functional expertise within the organization, including R&D, Commercial, Legal, Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC) and Finance
Demonstrated ability to create and build relationships with internal and external parties
Professional demeanor with strong decision making skills
The ability to create and build relationships with internal and external parties
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.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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