Diagnostics Liaison - Midlands and North West

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Leicestershire

Job Type: Full time


Diagnostics Liaison - 12 months FTC/Secondment

Region - Midlands and North West

Oncology Business Unit

Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and well develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Diagnostics Liasion, youll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives.

Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. It will bring AstraZeneca UK closer to our customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint. As a growing pharmaceutical, our work here is interesting – building from scratch, working on a combination of products and modalities and securing a long-term future. It’s our patients that come first, every decision we make and action we take is centred around how we can better serve them. It’s why we are shaping patient care for the future, working along the whole experience to give hope to billions of lives across the world.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

As the Diagnostic Liaison, you will leverage your current diagnostic and clinical testing market experience to make an impact within a large, global pharmaceutical company. This is an exciting new field-based role with great scope to be entrepreneurial, to drive AstraZeneca’s class-leading oncology portfolio and ultimately bring significant value to patients and HCPs.

The Diagnostic Liaison works to ensure the availability and timely implementation of high quality testing solutions to enable optimal treatment for patients. An important element of this role is therefore to work collaboratively with the regional commercial and medical teams, creating and executing tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical and operational issues that affect the testing pathway, developing tailored solutions as needed.

The expected start date is February 2023 until February 2024.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop relationships within the oncology ecosystem, with a particular focus on testing: pathologists (including molecular pathologists), laboratory heads, CCGs, oncologists, surgeons, interventional radiologists and cancer nurse specialists
  • Identify and overcome barriers to effective patient identification through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, policy makers and Health Care Professionals (HCPs)
  • Support the development of dissemination of appropriate educational information on testing and diagnostics to relevant customer groups
  • Deliver technical data presentations
  • Adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for your role

Internal Contacts

  • Cross functional Brand Team in coordination with the Diagnostics Leader
  • Diagnostics team
  • Key Account manager team
  • Medical team

External Customers:

  • Laboratory Experts
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Diagnostic Partners
  • Professional Associations and Societies

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel within UK

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences
  • 5+ years of experience in diagnostic market and clinical testing market; preferably Oncology experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers
  • Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long term needs, constructively resolve issues
  • Project management experience

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.
  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to (contact person). We welcome your application, no later than 30th November 2022

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