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Medical Educator - Respiratory: London

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AstraZeneca UK
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Medical Educator – Respiratory

Location: Field based, Territory - London

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Advert Closing date: 26th July 2023

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Medical Education? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Respiratory sector in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?

Please note this is a field based role with the Territory London

As the Medical Educator, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

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 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!

Business Area

Join our industry-leading BioPharmaceuticals team, where our rich and diverse pipeline speaks for itself. Be part of delivering our vision to be the leader in Cardiovascular, Renal, Metabolism, Respiratory and Immunology by 2025.

We believe in focusing on innovation that will make a real difference. We’ve been making bold moves in medical studies and seeing the results, including the biggest change in asthma treatment strategy seen in the last three decades.

If you’re the kind of person who will embrace all the investment, feedback, and ample opportunities on offer, then this is the place for you. It’s a place for continuous learning, exchanging knowledge and building best practices to grow your career.

What you’ll do

As a Medical Educator, you will be responsible for ensuring general practitioners (GPs) and other clinical practice leaders (nurses, allied health, health educators, pharmacists, community health care professionals and diverse healthcare decision makers) have the disease awareness and scientific understanding to support the safe and effective use of AstraZeneca medicines. You will serve as an expert on products within the respiratory therapeutic area and will ensure that your knowledge is always kept up to date.

You will also support local patient pathway improvement through a detailed understanding of the local environment and partner where appropriate in optimising patient pathways and local guidelines. This will include developing partnerships with the NHS at a system level, which will include facilitating the provision of services through mechanisms such as “Joint Working Agreements” and "Donated Goods and Services".

You will work collaboratively with our population health team to deliver improved patient outcomes via clinical practice change. Have an understanding of evidence generation and support the real world evidence team gather local data.


The Medical Educator role within Respiratory supports products and advocates for evidence-based product differentiation and changes in medical practice. This role works closely with field-based customer-facing role in Medical Affairs and Commercial.

Ensuring all external interventions are delivered in compliance with the ABPI code of practice.

Essential Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a bioscience subject or a professional qualification in healthcare or clinical experience (e.g., Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Primary Care Physician or related scientific degree)

Clinical experience (e.g., Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Primary Care Physician or related scientific degree)

Experience working within the Respiratory therapy area

Previous experience working within a similar role within Respiratory or a Medical Sales Rep looking to progress within a Medical Educator role

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally


Advanced scientific degree

Knowledge of the ABPI code of practice

Thorough knowledge or experience of the pharmaceutical industry

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?

If you are inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do by joining us on this exciting journey and believe you can contribute to this bold ambition – join us!

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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.