Amgen Medical Writing Manager, Oncology (Global Publications) in Thousand Oaks, California

The Medical Writing Manager is a full-time, headquarters-based position in Thousand Oaks, CA.

In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing publications within the oncology therapeutic area. The Manager will work closely with external authors and key internal stakeholders to develop high-quality, scientifically rigorous manuscripts and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as abstracts and presentations for scientific congresses.

Additional responsibilities may include the following: attending congresses and writing meeting summaries; preparing or editing documents for internal use; providing strategic input to publication teams and congress planning teams; overseeing the work of publication vendors; contributing to internal, process improvement initiatives.

This role provides an exceptional opportunity to be an integral member of a dynamic team that communicates the results of Amgen's research to the scientific community and embraces Amgen's aspiration to be the world's best human therapeutics company.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 3 years of medical writing experience in a pharmaceutical setting


Bachelor's degree and 5 years of medical writing experience in a pharmaceutical setting


Associate's degree and 10 years of medical writing experience in a pharmaceutical setting


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of medical writing experience in a pharmaceutical setting

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Doctorate degree (e.g., Ph.D., PharmD)

  • At least 1 year of medical writing experience in a pharmaceutical setting, preferably in the oncology therapeutic area, or postdoctoral experience in oncology

  • Experience preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as abstracts, posters, and slide decks for presentation at scientific congresses

  • Knowledge of hematology and/or oncology

  • Experience working in a matrix team setting

  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to apply project management skills to advance numerous projects simultaneously and to deliver high-quality documents rapidly

  • Ability to lead and/or facilitate effective team meetings

  • Proficient in word processing, including touch-typing, and pertinent software (e.g., Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Knowledgeable about publication guidelines and best practices

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.