Global Clinical Head - Executive Director – Vaccines & Immune Therapies

Cambridgeshire, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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AstraZeneca UK
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Are you a clinical research expert ready for new opportunities? Would you like to play a pivotal role in the development of potential medicines? If you are passionate about being a medical leader for a cross-functional team in a group that drives action towards the improvement of global public health– join us! As Global Clinical Head you will have a unique opportunity to further elevate the Vaccines and Immune Therapies franchise in one of the world’s most respected bio-pharmaceutical companies. The role holds a significant development opportunity for the successful candidate whilst contributing to the positive journey that AstraZeneca is on.


The Global Clinical Head (GCH) will have overall clinical leadership of one or more global teams and will deliver a portion of the Vaccines and Immune Therapies pipeline. The GCH is also responsible for Medical Scientific strategies for clinical components of the Target Product Profile (TPP), Clinical Development Plan (CDP) and core labelling texts and will provide medical input into commercial activities and the scientific component of the pricing and value strategy. Within the Clinical Project Team, the GCH has accountability for the clinical, scientific and value content and delivery of the Medical Science components for the Program to time and quality. The GCH will be the team’s voice and representative at the Global Franchise Team that oversees the overall strategy of Infection products.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Graduate of a recognized school of medicine with an M.D. degree or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated clinical research expertise in Infectious Diseases and vaccines

  • Experience in late stage program development and trial conduct, as well as NDA/BLA submissions

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development of a program strategy and be accountable for project plans, timelines, progress, and outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability leading and motivating teams in a matrix environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and mentor physicians/scientists.

  • Significant hands-on clinical drug development experience and scientific credibility.

  • Benefit/risk assessment and creating PRMP/ BRATs.

  • Global regulatory submissions and interacting with major Health Authorities.

  • Developed/delivered in parallel, composed of multiple complex and large studies (e.g., including but not limited to multinational outcome studies).

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate excellent cross-functional collaborations.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels of the organization.

  • Must demonstrate high integrity.

  • Organize and deliver Advisory Boards with international Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Named Investigator on a number of clinical trials.

  • Progressed compounds into FTIM and delivered Proof of Principle.

  • Significant and consistent peer-reviewed publication track record.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

We are a changemaker on the world stage at an exciting frontier of medicine. This is backed by deep knowledge and experience in our field. Building on this, we lead the way into the future with energy and drive. We are helping to transform healthcare and build pandemic preparedness to protect against future health crises and to bring lasting immunity to people around the globe. We are committed to our central role in addressing pandemic and endemic diseases and ensuring our products continue to reach and benefit millions of people around the world.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today and join us in our mission to improve global public health!

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Closing Date

29-Jun-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.