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External Scientific Research Manager

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-008348

Posted date: Jun. 05, 2017

External Scientific Research Manager – 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 External Scientific Research Manager in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling 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 External Scientific Research Manager (ESR) is responsible for the local management and co-ordination of Externally Sponsored Scientific Research Projects within a region, institution and/or therapeutic area. This role will interface with External Scientific Research Operations and external organizations (e.g. PI and/or Institutions) to ensure adherence to all relevant policies, processes and procedures.

Some of the main accountabilities of the ESR Manager include supporting the review of External Scientific Research proposals to enable a consistent, high quality approach to evaluation, and ensuring operational compliance with global and local policies, processes and procedures within oncology to ensure timely, cost efficient and high quality project delivery. Additionally, the ESR Manager will revise all project planning in light of changing needs and requirements, and lead project management of complex joint research projects ensuring compliance with project management guidelines, external regulations and internal processes to enable the delivery of high quality Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research and Externally Sponsored Collaborative Research (ESCR).


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelors degree within a scientific or healthcare field or significant and comparable experience
  • Project Management qualification or significant and comparable experience
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry ideally working within a clinical study/development field
  • Experience and knowledge of the clinical study and drug development processes and relevant guidelines, e.g. GCP/ICH for a specific therapeutic and geographical area

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.