At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Study Physician in Immuno-Oncology you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. GMD (Global Medicines 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.
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
As a Study Physician, you will manage global or regional studies within the Immuno-Oncology franchise and will be involved in the design, conduct, monitoring, data interpretation and reporting of individual clinical trials, ensuring that all clinical studies operate to the highest ethical and safety standards and in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and regulatory requirements. You will have a strong clinical and specialty background in Oncology and/or Immuno-Oncology and will be a peer among the industry, medicine and/or academic community within the field of pharmaceutical medicine and/or area of Immuno-Oncology specialty. You will provide expert scientific and clinical input to teams in the Immuno-Oncology therapeutic area under the direction of the Global Clinical Lead.
In this role, your core responsibilities will include: serving as a trial level physician and medical monitor for clinical studies, with responsibility for protecting the integrity and conduct of clinical studies and ensuring that all work is carried out with regards to AstraZeneca standards and external regulations ; providing consultation to clinical operation colleagues on protocol design questions and answering protocol related questions from site investigators; participating in strategic/tactical specialist input to clinical development and commercialization programs and data interpretation. You will maintain up to date awareness of all important advances within a given disease area through scientific literature, representing AstraZeneca at critical meetings, liaising with internal and external medical community to follow developments within your area of expertise.
- Graduate of a recognized school of medicine with an M.D. degree or equivalent.
- Board Certification or Eligibility in Oncology is required; specialty training and/or clinical experience and strong academic track record in Immuno-Oncology, Tumor Immunology, or Immunotherapy is preferred.
- Direct industry drug development experience or post fellowship clinical trial experience in an academic setting collaborating with pharmaceutical sponsors.
- Experience in designing, monitoring and implementing clinical trials and interpreting trial results, including an understanding of biostatistics and safety reporting.
- Ability to conduct a large study as part of a global team.
- Ability to function within a matrix environment; to contribute to decision-making and reaching alignment in order to meet challenging timelines.
- Ability to work collaboratively and to respect other working cultures, including academic partners.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders as well as external partners and collaborators; good presentation skills.
- Understanding of pharmaceutical industry R&D, particularly of major clinical milestones and of the factors which influence those decision points.
- Ability to work across projects and to foster interactions between teams.
- Interpersonal skills that influence and shape the image of the organization.
- Understanding of the interplay between clinical development, lifecycle management, commercial objectives and regulatory requirements.
Next Steps – Apply today!
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