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Group Director Clinical Scientists, GMD – Focus To Win

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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                                       Location:Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-005008

Posted date: Mar. 22, 2017



   As a Group Director you will be responsible for managing global or regional therapeutic or research projects or acting as an expert involved in the design, conduct, monitoring, data interpretation and reporting of individual clinical trials. You will ensures projects adhere to Good Clinical Practice and regulatory requirements. You will play a key role being responsible for overseeing development of the functional strategy or acting as a renowned expert in own field.  

   At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.  

   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities    
  •      Designs or manages the implementation of the Clinical strategy within Clinical Development both regionally and globally    
  •      Uses expertise and knowledge of global issues to develop strategic Scientific objectives for inclusion into AstraZeneca’s annual business objectives    
  •      Defines strategies or leads AstraZeneca’s response to complex technical issues for specific medical aspects in relation to current projects, new projects and various plans    
  •      Provides expert advice in the area of specialism, influencing the development of statistics to the global business and Global Clinical Development    
  •      Closely follows medical developments within assigned areas and disseminates new information within Clinical Development to transform trends and emerging data into new plans    
  •      Liaises with the internal and external medical community to follow developments within areas of expertise    
  •      Ensures an adequate number of qualified scientists are available for clinical testing to satisfy AstraZeneca’s objectives in the clinical testing area    
  •      Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness on new and emerging medical development    
  •      Contributes to or manages the development of the senior management team in area of expertise    
  •      Follows important developments and trends in scientific literature and develops contacts with opinion leaders    
  •      Leads regulatory communication and preparation of higher level documents    


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Bacherlor’s degree in medicine and experience as a physician or academic    
  •      Extensive experience in designing, monitoring and implementing clinical trials and interpreting trial results    
  •      Significant experience in advanced research and development    
  •      Therapeutic area expertise and commercial    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      PhD in scientific discipline    
  •      Extensive general medical knowledge    

   If you are interested, apply now!  

   Welcome with your application no later than April 3, 2017.  

   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.