Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence Oncology R&D

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Greater London, Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


We are seeking an inquisitive, critical thinker to join AstraZeneca's Oncology Research & Development (R&D) Strategy team as a Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence. Are you looking for a chance to join a fast-moving, exciting team and help drive our pipeline strategy? If so, learn more about this opportunity!

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise.

Within Oncology R&D, we are empowered to be bold, take calculated risks and use our intelligence and courage to always follow the science. This approach has enabled us to successfully deliver 7 new Oncology medicines in as many years.

It is the breadth and strength of our innovative pipeline that offers both security and stability. And with the goal to deliver 6 new molecular entities by 2025, it’s up to each of us to keep pushing our industry-leading Oncology pipeline forward and build the future.

The Competitive Intelligence and Analysis team sits at the heart of developing commercial and clinical strategy and has an impact on decision-making at the highest levels. In this role, join us as part of a high-achieving Strategy Team, bearing responsibility for ensuring the decisions we make with our pipeline assets best position us for return on investment and positive patient outcomes.

As such, you will shape strategy and influence investment decisions by delivering analysis and insights to Senior Leadership and other key partners to ensure a full understanding of the constantly evolving oncology landscape.

What you’ll Do

Working with a team of specialists, you will own the delivery of competitive analysis, using knowledge of the therapy area and external resources to shape future-proofed therapy area (TA) strategies. You will drive in-depth analysis of clinical and commercial data, generating and communicating critical insights on key issues to provide transparency and respectful challenge to key decision makers. Given there is a range of partners, you will have an opportunity to influence strategy though your intellectual agility and communication skills, building a network of trusted relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 3 years of experience working in research and/or with data, analysis and fact-based decision-making

  • A critical, innovative thinker with a background in oncology, clinical / research or investment analysis

  • Highly intellectual with excellent analytical skills and learning agility

  • Experienced in leading cross-functional teams with ability to influence without authority

  • A clear communicator with the ability to communicate complex issues simply

  • Resourceful, motivated, decisive and proactive; able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-growing organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Educated to PhD, MD or MBA level

  • More than 4+ years of working experience with clinical data and analysis

  • More than 2 years working in Oncology

  • In-depth understanding of clinical data, clinical trial design or regulatory frameworks

As AstraZeneca continues to put patients at the forefront of our mission, we are excited for our move to Kendall Square/Cambridge in 2026. Find out more information here:

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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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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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