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 a Hematology Regional Liaison Director, 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 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 Hematology Regional Liaison Director is responsible for the execution of Medical Affairs strategy in support of the organization’s business strategy and objectives. As the Hematology Regional Liaison Director you are also accountable for leading and managing Field Medical Affairs resources in collaboration with Medical Affairs Leadership.
The Hematology Regional Liaison Director will develop and lead field-based Oncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) teams in support of therapeutic area and brand medical plans. The Hematology Regional Liaison Director will ensure MSL teams deliver customer outcomes through execution of Medical Affairs deliverables for assigned brands(s) and contribute as a member of Medical Affairs workstream(s) representing field and customer perspective.
Additional accountabilities will include providing guidance on collection of medical insight and communicate actionable items to internal stakeholders as appropriate; lead and manage change initiatives as needed in the field to enable positive business outcomes; serve as a role model fostering personal accountability and ownership of individual and team success; manage performance of direct reports – including recruiting, hiring and retention.
The Hematology Regional Liaison Director will also facilitate scientific and skill training as well as professional development for direct reports as while also providing timely feedback and coaching to MSLs to improve performance and business impact.
As the Hematology Regional Liaison Director you will also foster a culture of innovation and collaboration; manage and oversee team financial resources and oversee direct report compliance with all guidelines and policies.
- Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent experience
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry preferably in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development
- 2+ years’ field team management experience
- 2+ years’ experience in Hematology (academia, pharmaceutical, or other)
- Experience in product launch development and execution
- Experience with product strategy development and execution
- Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication
- Thorough knowledge of FDA requirements
- Basic knowledge/understanding of health economic principles and clinical trials
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Ability to travel
- 3-4 years of pharmaceutical Medical Science Liaison experience
Next Steps – Apply today!
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