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Senior PV Medical Director - GMD Transformation

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-007502

Posted date: May. 16, 2017



   Global Medicine Development drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.  We are responsible for enabling the business to make critical pipeline and investment decisions, to ensure they select the right molecules to progress and to seize the right lifecycle management opportunities – generating the data required to drive regulatory submissions for new medicines and expanded indications and generating the evidence that shows their true value.

   We have one of the most exciting pipelines in the industry. Do you want to be part of our organization and work in a vibrant and global environment? You will play a key role working with our strategic directions across the life cycle of our substances and products. You will also have the opportunity to influence and make an impact, both inside and outside the organization.  

   At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.  

   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    
  •      Recruit and manage a team of safety physicians which contributes to ensuring that an adequate number of qualified physicians and staff is available for Patient Safety to satisfy AstraZeneca’s objectives in the Patient Safety area    
  •      Ensures that own work and work of team is compliant relevant internal and external regulations and standards    
  •      Uses expertise and knowledge of global issues to develop strategic Physicians and Scientists objectives for inclusion into business objectives    
  •      Provide Disease Area strategic input to a family of drug development and post-marketing programs across life-cycle of substances and products    
  •      Defines strategies or leads AstraZeneca’s response to complex technical issues for specific safety aspects in relation to current projects, new projects and various plans    
  •      Represent content matter expertise at high level decision-making bodies    
  •      Able to work across a number of disease areas in the TA and oversee    
  •      Able to represent Patient Safety in external regulatory meetings    
  •      Able to influence our strategy and the Patient Safety interface with all Clinical Development groups and Regulatory Affairs leads in the TA and with the Commercial organisation    
  •      Reviews regulatory communication and preparation of higher level documents    
  •      Closely follows medical developments within assigned areas and disseminates new information within Patient Safety to transform trends and emerging data into new plans    
  •      Follows important developments and trends in scientific literature and develops contacts with opinion leaders    


   Essential Requirements  

  •      Degree in medicine and experience as a physician or academic    
  •      Experience in providing strategic leadership to complex drug projects    
  •      Relevant industry experience in Pharmacovigilance field    
  •      Experience in managing a scientific team    
  •      Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders within and outside of company    
  •      Demonstrated proficiency with both written and verbal communications    

   Desirable Requirements  

  •      PhD in scientific discipline    
  •      Extensive general medical knowledge    
  •      Able to work across TAs and Functions    
  •      Research background including peer reviewed publications    

   If you are interested, apply now!  

   Welcome with your application no later than June 5th , 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.