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Study Physician Immuno-Oncology

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
8/22/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-009575
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
Maryland,
United States
Melbourn,
England,
United Kingdom
Job reference: R-009575

Posted date: Jul. 21, 2017



Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Job reference: R-009575
Posted date: Jun. 21, 2017

Closing date: Sep 29, 2017.

Salary Competitive

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with integrity, even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

This is an exciting period for us, as well as for those poised to join us. Our strategy and ability to transform our portfolio means we have a late stage pipeline that presents incredible opportunities to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. In Global Medicines Development (GMD) we have a crucial role to play. Faced with complex disease challenges, we’re focused on exceptional performance to drive the best and most transformative drug programmes ever.

We believe that combination strategies may unlock the potential of IO therapies to redefine the cancer treatment paradigm. AstraZeneca is a leader in IO combination therapy, with a pipeline focused on exploring the potential of immuno-oncology combinations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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 Group Director with a matrix relationship to the Medical Science Director (MSD).

You will be a trial level physician and medical monitor for clinical studies, have responsibility for protecting the integrity and conduct of clinical studies whilst also providing consultation to clinical operation colleagues on protocol design questions and answering protocol related questions from site investigators. You will provide strategic/tactical specialist input to clinical development and commercialization programs and data interpretation and maintain up to date awareness of all important advances within a given disease area through scientific literature, attendance at critical meetings and relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). You will ensure that all work is carried out with regards to AstraZeneca standards and external regulations, establish and maintain communications with prominent clinical investigators in field of expertise and liaise with internal and external medical community to follow developments within your area of expertise. You will also represent AstraZeneca, as directed, at high level external steering or organizing committees.

Requirements

Essential Requirements

  • 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.
  • Three (3) or more years of direct industry drug development experience or 3-4 years’ 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.

    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

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    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.