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Manager, Oncology Diagnostics - Chicago Metro Area

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
, DE
Posted Date:
9/26/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-010952
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Delaware,
United States
Job reference: R-010952

Posted date: Jul. 28, 2017

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 Manager, Oncology Diagnostics in the Chicago Metro Area, 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.

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.

As the Manager, Oncology Diagnostics will act as a liaison for the Chicago District and will leverage current diagnostic market and clinical test market experience that will make an impact within a large, global pharmaceutical company. This is a newly developed group with an exciting start-up, entrepreneurial feel that will provide a position of treatment options for patients.

The Manager, Oncology Diagnostics is responsible for ensuring the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey. An important element of this role is therefore to work collaboratively with the regional sales team and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway developing tailored testing solutions as needed. You will work in appropriate coordination with the Field Sales Team, Medical Scientific Liaisons, and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway and developing tailored appropriate testing solutions as needed. Identifying and developing relationships with, scientific experts; Laboratory decision makers, Pathologists, Oncologists and Molecular Pathologists while sharing appropriate, approved, educational information on diagnostics to the heads of clinical Laboratories and their staff.

Additionally, the Manager, Oncology Diagnostics is responsible for the delivery of highly technical data presentations, and educating on the need for diagnostic quality assurance (QA) programs. Identifying barriers to testing through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, and Health Care Professionals (HCPs), develop strategies to support and educate on appropriate testing. This candidate must adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, The US Policy Handbook, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for the role.

Requirements

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in diagnostic market and clinical testing market
  • Experience in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in life sciences, medical or pharmacy degree
  • Diagnostic market and clinical testing experience within Oncology
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic test regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long term needs, constructively resolve issues
  • Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership
  • Ability to travel with geographic territory (percentage varies with geography)

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.