Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology


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Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology

Biotechnology opened the door to new types of medicines based on nature's own building blocks. No company has done more to advance this revolution than Amgen & the company's broad toolkit of drug modalities just got larger

The Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation Department at Amgen is seeking a Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology for its San Francisco, CA location. This position reports to Director, Clinical Pharmacology Hematology Oncology Therapeutic Area Leader.


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will as

The Principal Scientist of Clinical Pharmacology will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometric strategies for cutting-edge novel modalities including Bi-specific T-cell engagers, Bi-specific antibodies, oncolytic viruses, antibody-drug-conjugates, CAR-T cells based immunotherapies in addition to small molecule & mono-clonal antibodies. The Principal Scientist will be Subject Matter Expert who will apply cutting-edge Quantitative Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) approaches including Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, Mechanistic PK/PD modeling and Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) modeling to ensure development of safe & effective dosing regimens for various patient sub-populations & also to ensure optimal drug development. The Principal Scientist will be a Subject Matter Professional of clinical pharmacology who will apply Model-Based Drug Development and principles of quantitative clinical pharmacology to ensure optimal drug development and will represent the Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation Department at the global drug development teams.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The Dynamic professional we seek is a go getter with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 3 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry experience


  • Master's degree and 5 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry experience


  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • · PhD (in Pharmacokinetics or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacology or equivalent professional degrees e.g. MD, PharmD).

    · 5+ years of experience in Clinical Pharmacology, Modeling & Simulation in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry.

    · Hands-on experience in Quantitative Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) approaches with a focus on Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to inform clinical study designs for drug-drug interaction, special population, ethnic sensitivity, pediatric and biopharmaceutics studies. Expert knowledge of commonly used software for PBPK modeling required.
  • Experience in leading the design and execution of clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutic studies including bioequivalence, bio-comparability, drug-drug interaction, special population, ethnic sensitivity, ADME and pediatric studies and integrating results into regulatory filings, and product labels.
  • Established track-record of Model Based Drug Development.
  • Established track-record of interaction with global health authorities, authoring regulatory documents, knowledge of global regulatory requirements and guidance.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.
  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

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