Medical Affairs Manager – Respiratory

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Medical Affairs Manager – Respiratory

Location: Pancras Square

Competitive Salary & Benefits

Advert Closing Date: 26/03/2023

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact clinical practice 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, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company 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.

We use our influence across the enterprise to shape our external interactions. Working across different markets and functions, we listen to all voices, which allows us to successfully represent them when we communicate our products externally.

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 cultivate greater collaboration with the wider AstraZeneca footprint.

We are looking for a motivated Respiratory Physician to join us on our mission to transform respiratory care in the UK in partnership with the healthcare system. As part of the Respiratory & Immunology Medical Affairs team, you will be accountable for workstreams that advance clinical practice, improve patient outcomes, and promote health equality. You will also be accountable for establishing and maintaining AZ’s position as the scientific leader and partner of choice, delivering high-level external stakeholder engagement with expert clinicians, professional societies and patient groups.

What will you be doing?

  • Contribute to development and implementation of world class medical and brand strategy

  • Support launch and rapid patient access of innovative medicines in the Respiratory space

  • Support development and implementation quality improvement initiatives which are scalable and impact clinical practice

  • Collaborate with key external stakeholders (eg. clinicians, professional societies) to advance clinical practice, maintaining AstraZeneca’s position as the scientific leaders and partners of choice

  • Support evidence generation and dissemination initiatives which have impact on clinical practice

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to influence system policy and clinical guidelines

  • Build and support internal scientific expertise and capability on TA and product knowledge

  • Provide expert medical input into regulatory submissions/variations

  • Provide expert medical input into national and regional market access initiatives


  • Science degree - BPHARM, BSc, MBBS or equivalent

  • Proven experience in previous role of being innovative and thinking creatively; eg. changing clinical pathways for benefit of the patients

  • Proven ability to partner with senior external stakeholders

  • Strong communication skills and project management experience

  • Evidence of effective team working and accountability


  • Clinical experience in Respiratory in NHS

  • Medical affairs experience in UK

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 envisioning 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 still interested, we welcome your application no later than 26th March 2023.

Where can I find out more?

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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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