At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Associate Director of Medical Education, Grants Office for Oncology in Wilmington, DE you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.
AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and haematological cancers. As well as other tumour types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.
The Associate Director, Medical Education Grants Office is responsible and accountable for the development and execution of the US independent medical education strategy for the therapeutic area oncology that aligns with Medical Affairs and Corporate strategic objectives. The AD, MEGO is responsible for all decisions on grant support based on grant strategy and risk assessment and leads the Therapeutic Area Review Committee (TARC). The AD, MEGO is accountable for approving and managing innovative, compliant, efficient, and high-quality medical education programs with the highest likelihood of improving patient care, while maximizing available resources. Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Director, Medical Education Grants Office is responsible and accountable for the development and execution of the US independent medical education strategy for the therapeutic area oncology that aligns with Medical Affairs and Corporate strategic objectives. The AD, MEGO is responsible for all decisions on grant support based on grant strategy and risk assessment and leads the Therapeutic Area Review Committee (TARC). You are also accountable for approving and managing innovative, compliant, efficient, and high-quality medical education programs with the highest likelihood of improving patient care, while maximizing available resources.
This position aligns with the therapeutic area US Medical Leads. The AD, MEGO manages all aspects of the US review process of grants applications seeking support for independent medical education. You’ll collaborate with internal stakeholders including representatives from Core Medical Teams, Medical Information, Publications, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Field Medical, Clinical Research and Development, Corporate Affairs, Compliance, Legal, Global Medical Affairs (where applicable), Global Medicines Development and Global Product and Portfolio Strategy (where applicable).
In this role, you will be a key part in serving as a core member of the Global Review Committee for External Support Requests and collaborates with colleagues from the global organization to ensure global medical education programs align with the US medical education strategy and US regulations where applicable.
You will be a medical education/adult learning principles expert within Medical Affairs, and is the Company liaison regarding independent medical education with medical societies, organizations, and companies with business within the medical education industry.
- Post-graduate science or post-education degree or equivalent experience in field of medical education
- 5+ years of experience in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or in the medical education/communication industry
- Proven expertise in medical education or related business area and field of adult learning
- In-depth knowledge of all relevant regulatory, legal policies (FDA requirements, PhRMA Code, AMA, ACCME and other accrediting bodies, OIG guidelines, and Open Payments) pertaining to medical education and grants and demonstrated ability to apply interpretation of these to situations
- Strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams towards achieving team objectives
- Self-motivated with proven ability to work independently with little direction from mid-level management
- Proven ability to work effectively with internal colleagues (US and ex-US) and external partners
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Proven strategic planning and program/project management skills
- Strong budget management & phasing skills – demonstrated ability to stay within allocated budgets
- Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and in written form) with the ability to have appropriate and compliant communications to and with stakeholders
- Strong and demonstrated presentation skills
- Strong computer skills
- Analytical thinker with ability to thrive in dynamic environment with aggressive standards
- Collaborative management style, that is responsive, organized, transparent, respectful, flexible, assertive, and personable
Next Steps – Apply today!
- Advanced scientific/medical degree
- 5+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, in roles within Medical Education or Medical Affairs
- Proven expertise in medical education and field of adult learning, and prior experience in the development and implementation of educational programs
- In-depth knowledge of/ adherence to AstraZeneca policies and guidelines and systems
- In-depth knowledge of/ adherence to FDA requirements, PhRMA Code, AMA, ACCME and other accrediting bodies, OIG guidelines, and Open Payments
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