Lead MSL Manager

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Lead MSL Manager (GI/GU-GYN)


Competitive salary, bonus & benefits

Do you have expertise in, and passion for driving Medical Excellence in the Field? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

There are countless opportunities to develop and grow with AstraZeneca – working with top people to build a diverse career and learn what Commercial looks like at its best. A crucial step on the journey to being a future leader – it’s a fantastic opportunity if you’re up for the challenge.

At AstraZeneca UK, we bring life-changing medicines to patients across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us!

What you’ll do

The Lead MSL Manager will lead the Oncology GI/GU-GYN MSL team in their role of engaging with health care professionals in high quality scientific exchange and clinical trials on current marketed products and development compounds within the GI/GU-Gyn Therapeutic Areas

One of the key elements of the role will be to collaborate with head office and field based medical teams to develop and implement high quality MSL plan

The successful jobholder will be expected to provide direct line management of the GI/GU-Gyn MSL team and will also be involved in the recruitment and induction of MSLs into the business

Essential for the role

  • Life sciences degree or other appropriate qualification (e.g. nursing, pharmacy)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to understand, assimilate and communicate scientific information
  • Good understanding of ABPI Code of Practice and its practical application
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with key thought leaders or investigators
  • Understanding of how the MSL strategy supports the medical strategy
  • Ability to understand commercial development perspectives

Desirable for the role

  • Higher degree in science or business subject
  • Experience in Oncology
  • Experience in the development of clinical trial programmes in the support of the therapy area portfolio an advantage

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 ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

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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.

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