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Global Medical Affairs Leader / Global Senior Medical Affairs Leader, Immuno-Oncology

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, United States
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-000894
Posted date: Nov. 07, 2016


   At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Global Medical Affairs Leader (Grade F)/Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader (Grade G) - Immuno-Oncology you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. GPPS (Global Product and Portfolio Strategy) bridges science and commercial, integrating corporate, portfolio, therapy areas and product strategies, providing strategic direction from early-stage research through to commercialization.  

   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 hematological cancers. As well as other tumor 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.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

  •      The Global Medical Affairs Leader, Immuno-Oncology (GMAL-IO) will lead the medical strategy and execution of key deliverables to support the launch and lifecycle management globally for the IO program. This GMAL-IO role will report to the Head, GMA Immuno-Oncology.    
  •      Provide a coordinated approach to building Astra Zeneca's medical leadership in Immuno-Oncology (IO), and deliver medical insight into the development and execution of an IO strategy.    
  •      Oversee and support the development and execution of integrated medical plans (evidence generation and scientific communications), including global external experts, diagnostics and patient centric activities.    
  •      Partner closely with colleagues in the Markets, Global Medicines Development (GMD), early research (MedImmune and Innovative Medicines & Early Development (IMED), Regulatory, Commercial, Access, Health Outcomes and other key functions, and help build alignment on key initiatives including optimal approach to data generation, communication and supporting access.    
  •      provide oversight of the assigned indication/tumor type and manage appropriate involvement of prioritized market teams to ensure that market insights are used to inform product development and Global deliverables    
  •      To interface with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the scientific and clinical understanding of the brand    
  •      Responsible for the co-ordination of Medical Affairs activities including:    

                    o Science Advisory boards  


                    o Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence to the integrated medical plan  


                    o Providing appropriate input into the Global Externally sponsored research and collaborations  


                    o Supporting the Medical Academy Director to deliver the content for a curriculum  


                    o Responsible for leading the development and accuracy and fair balance of scientific communications  


                    o Other medical affairs activities as agreed with Head, IO-GMA  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Advanced scientific degree (M.D, PhD, PharmD)    
  •      Medical Affairs experience (2+ years) At least 4+ years total of pharmaceutical or relevant medical/clinical experience minimum.    
  •      Understanding of drug development and commercialization processes including understanding of outcomes research /payer access issues    
  •      Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data    
  •      Track record of successfully developing and executing Medical Plans both in terms of evidence generation, scientific communications and external expert engagements    
  •      Ability to manage multiple projects and products simultaneously to ensure timely, on-target and within budget accomplishment of tasks    
  •      The candidate is expected to have strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams including development, marketing, and health outcomes.    
  •      Good communication and presentation skills in English    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      Oncology experience    
  •      Country launch experience    

   There are currently 2 open positions for a Global Medical Affairs Leader / Sr. Global Medical Affairs Leader Immuno-Oncology  


   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.