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Associate Director Scientific Training - Oncology

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-011201

Posted date: Jul. 31, 2017

Associate Director Scientific Training, Oncology - Gaithersburg, MD

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 Scientific Training, Oncology in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. North American Commercial is the ‘face’ of AstraZeneca and MedImmune to our many healthcare clients. They represent many of the most well recognised and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.

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 personalised healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director Scientific Training - Oncology (ADST-Oncology) is responsible for leading the scientific content development and training for Medical Affairs activities in support of the oncology therapeutic area and medical brand plan objectives. The ADST partners with the oncology Learning & Development Manager to develop appropriate content and learning approaches to efficiently and effectively train US Medical Affairs personnel supporting the oncology therapeutic area. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for developing and delivering programs for continued, episodic scientific development for Medical Affairs personnel supporting oncology, aligned with the Brand Medical Plan and consistent with the needs of field and HQ-based personnel.


Essential Requirements

  • Advanced degree in science-related field, such as Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Previous clinical or research expertise in oncology diseases
  • >3 years managing programs in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of medical learning & development, science liaison teams, medical strategy, and clinical development
  • Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Desirable Requirements

  • Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements

Next Steps – Apply Today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.