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Manager, Diagnostics - Immuno-Oncology

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-001786

Posted date: Dec. 02, 2016

AstraZenecawe 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.

AstraZeneca's vision in
Oncologyis 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.

As a
Manager, Diagnostics - Immuno-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 recognized and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.

The Manager, Diagnostics - Immuno-Oncology will execute the US diagnostic strategy for the current immuno-oncology products , work closely with US Oncology Diagnostics Commercialization Team, US Medical Affairs, and Global partners to execute tactics to support diagnostic testing, support in-market companion diagnostics / testing excellence for all launches, including market readiness evaluation, and lead US Cross-functional PDL1 launch team to coordinate activities and marketing efforts across multiple I-O launches.

In addition, the
Manager, Diagnostics - Immuno-Oncology will assess and identify issues in current testing landscape and working with external stakeholders to develop solutions to remove or minimize diagnostic barriers to therapy use, e.g., by optimizing testing pathways, monitor diagnostic testing competitive environment and market trends, adhere to internal standard processes and comply with regulatory and compliance requirements, and cultivate and build relationships with internal and external key stakeholders.



  • Undergraduate degree
  • Four or more years of pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics industry experience
  • Matrix leadership of cross functional teams, including team members who are senior members of Oncology organization; strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to collaborate closely with Medical Affairs to bring projects to fruition
  • Anticipates obstacles and provides solutions to resolve in a timely manner


  • Advanced degree in business, life sciences, medical or pharmacy degree
  • Launch experience of a diagnostic, therapeutic, or device
  • Understanding of test sample journey, diagnostic technologies and possible technical issues
  • Oncology experience
  • Ability to lead and influence through change; make decisions in ambiguity

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.