Global Medical Affairs Leader, Diagnostics

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Type: Full time

Posted

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Do you have expertise in, and interest in for leading Medical Affairs teams in Oncology? Apply your experience to changing the way cancer is treated in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines. Help to advance our pipeline by applying expertise and accelerating our pathway to finding a cure.

A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm with the bold ambition to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. We are proud to work on ground breaking science with one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the business.

We are seeking a Global Medical Affairs Leader (GMAL) for Diagnostics, to join us at one of our dynamic sites in either the greater DC Metro area in Gaithersburg MD, or Cambridge, UK! Reporting to the Head of Diagnostics, OBU Global Medical, the GMAL will play a key leadership role, working to define and deliver medical strategies across a tumor area and will work collaboratively with colleagues on cross Tumor asset strategies. The post holder will have specific ownership of key strategic elements of the medical plans, for complex, large/multiple indications or have full responsibility for the medical plan single indications.

What You'll Do:

Serving as the strategic leader, representing the Medical vision in key internal forums driving agenda items and actioning accordingly, the key tasks of the Diagnostic GMAL include:

  • Ensure the timely, quality input into global medical and lifecycle plans, to support optimal in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions that enable optimal treatment choices and support patient access to the right drugs.

  • Accountable for developing strategic and long-term partnerships with relevant external Oncology stakeholders and decision makers.

  • Accountable, based on an understanding of the testing environment and the pathology of the tumor/micro-environment, for leading on defining strategic diagnostic interventions and tailored testing solutions.

  • Be responsible for the leadership of all Medical Affairs activities related to diagnostics, in collaboration with the other Tumor/Asset medical leaders.

  • Contribute to the broader strategic planning to build Astra Zeneca's medical leadership in the medical diagnostics arena.

  • Deliver medical diagnostics insights into the development and execution of the overall Tumor/Asset strategy

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in pharma/life sciences and/or medical experience (e.g. significant clinical/academic/medical affairs agency roles/organizations)

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent medical/scientific qualifications and/or significant industry and/or therapeutic experience.

  • Diagnostics/Assay development/deployment knowledge and experience

  • Good communication and presentation skills in English

  • Experience of multistakeholder management

  • Experience of leading on medical plans and strategic medical initiatives

  • Ability to influence others without authority

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

  • Good understanding of drug development and commercialization processes including understanding of outcomes research /payer access issues

  • Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Scientific degree preferred (PhD, PharmD)

  • Oncology experience

  • Country launch experience

  • Documented track record of successfully developing and executing Medical Plans both in terms of evidence generation, scientific communications, and external expert engagements

Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours. Apply today.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Date Posted

27-Sept-2022

Closing Date

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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