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Medical Director, US Patient Safety

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Wilmington, DE
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Job Description

                                       Location:Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-000663

Posted date: Feb. 08, 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 Medical Director, US Patient Safety in Wilmington, DE or 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.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   We are currently seeking a Medical Director, US Patient Safety to join our Patient Safety team.   As Medical Director you will provide medical leadership as an expert lead for a number of drug projects that ensures effective collaboration between physicians and teams.

   As Medical Director, US Patient Safety you will develop and build, or act as a safety medical expert, within a cross-functional multi-skilled team comprised of experts across multi-disciplinary project teams.  You will be accountable for US surveillance activities, ensuring delivery of contributions as a regional expert supporting Patient Safety assessments and research for the US business and provide US Patient Safety expertise in the development of strategy for FDA specific (non submission) documents such as regulatory responses.   Additionally as Medical Director, you will provide safety input to global safety teams and be a member of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation teams with responsibility for the content of the Safety Sections of the US Prescribing information.  As Medical Director you will closely collaborate with other relevant stakeholders in the global and US business such as regulatory, medical affairs, Real World Evidence, legal and ensure efficient and effective leadership and management of project information, strategy, quality standards, and integrity of information interpretation.  


   Essential Requirements  

  •      MD or equivalent degree from US or reputable foreign medical university    
  •      At least 2 years of clinical experience post-registration/certification    
  •      High level of medical competence, with an ability to balance this with industry standards to achieve business goals    
  •      Two or more years of drug development and/or pharmacovigilance experience obtained while working in the pharmaceutical industry and/or academia    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      Extensive general medical knowledge    
  •      Postgraduate training with board certification or equivalent    
  •      Extensive safety experience in a pharmaceutical industry    
  •      Working knowledge of epidemiology    


   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.