Director, Neuroscience Research

Amgen is hiring a Director, Research in our Neuroscience group at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA.


•Lead Parkinson’s disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) discovery research efforts from target identification and validation to preclinical discovery characterization and clinical candidate nomination

•Develop and execute a research strategy to establish a sustainable and innovative pipeline in PD and ALS with a strong emphasis on human genetic insights

•Enhance the scientific reputation of Amgen and increase the external visibility in the PD and ALS areas by establishing impactful external research collaborations, participating in and presenting at key external meetings and publishing in peer-reviewed journals

•Build seamless collaborative partnership with Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic team, and other Neuroscience groups, to maximize resources and eliminate operational redundancies

•Ensure a highly effective partnership with functions in Therapeutic Discovery, Translational Sciences, Clinical Development, Process Development and Commercial and effectively position preclinical development candidates with these key stakeholders

•Participate in business development efforts resulting in the acquisition of innovative assets and/or enabling technologies that enhance the PD and ALS discovery research pipeline

•Recruit, develop and retain world class scientists, building a strong research team as evidenced by pipeline productivity and external scientific reputation

•Effectively represent Amgen by presenting the company’s capabilities and technologies and value of the PD, ALS and Neuroscience pipeline to external constituents

•Ensure that Amgen derives its sense of purpose from the needs of the patient and that all key decisions are made from a patient-centered perspective


Employer: Amgen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, PD
Job posted: February 4th, 2019
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