• Brazil

Job Description:

The TA Medical Lead stablishes Medical Affairs as a strategic partner in business, through development and implementation of a robust and well-structured strategic Medical Affairs Plans, fostering data generation of medical evidences to support brand strategies, ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation, working in cross-functional teams, and guarantee that the medical area is recognized as the scientific leader in and out of the company

Responsibilities include establishing AstraZeneca as a scientific leader throughout proactive, updated and effective Medical output; putting patient first and focusing on adding value to patients; engaging scientific leader, professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader and delivering trainings on medical background of the product for various functions within the organization Lead people development and have oversight of the work streams

Develop and implement a robust and well-structured Medical Affairs Plan, considering AZ BSC, local priorities, MKT Strategies, medical and confidence strengths & gaps
Foster data generation of medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to support Medical Affairs Plan, and support local R&D to achieve its targets
Support regulatory affairs on dossier composition and best registration/pricing strategy to each product ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation, include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc
Ensure adequate External Expert management (focus and targeting)
Ensure overall adherence to processes and regulation (include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, HCP interactions, etc)
Act as medical reference in respective TA area for BU directors and Senior Executive Team
Participate and contribute with medical and clinical expertise in design of Life Cycle Management and Brand Strategy
Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds
Ensures that the Medical Activities meet the Medical Plan and are executed in a timely, costly and compliant way
Responsible for MSLs/MSL Manager and Medical Manager/Scientific Manager development
Responsible for managing medical budget within therapeutic area
Point of contact for Global/International TA Medical Lead, and lead the influence and local representation in the global/international TA team and point of contact for any safety topic within TA
Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programs including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications, CMEs to meet identified needs
Ensure that the Medical Information provided scientific data both to external and internal customers in a timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced manner
20 PERCENT of time in field is required for engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders engagement
Be aware of ongoing studies and its PI/Centers and results of completed studies by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies
Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area
To lead the segmentation of KEEs with the team and support the team in development of communication plan for each tier
To support the team in implementing medical activities with main HCPs, residents and identify among KEEs who perceive AZ as a scientific leader
Identify data/confidence gaps and develop and implement a robust and feasible strategic and tactical medical plan
Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings (basic science and disease knowledge, drug profile, clinical data) to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers
Accountable for ensuring and fomenting Promotional Compliance within the team and the company Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and all promotional activities and ensure all material/activities is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA code and local regulations
Ensure that internal SOP and local regulations are fully followed, including Pharmacovigilance procedures
Support Clinical team to select appropriate investigators and sites optimising quality, scientific delivery,cost-benefit balance, and work accordingly to AZ SOPs and cGCP
Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (ie intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)

* Act as TA Nominated Signatory Lead, to ensure compliance of all material and activities under medical team responsibility/accountability to local regulations, codes, policies and procedures


Qualified Medical Doctor, with Medical Specialization
Experience in Medical Affairs role
Business Acumen
Experience in relationship and stakeholder management
Project management experience
Team management skills
Clinical research experience, with knowledge on biostatistics and study design
Experience in designing and running Medical strategy plans in collaboration with X-functional teams
Experience in regulatory interactions with medical area
Scientific mind-set
Communication and influence sharing scientific knowledge with Sales, Marketing & Commercial teams
Easy translation and communication of scientific or clinical data to non-specialty personnel and specialist (internal and external)
Skills in presentation, inquiring, facilitation (negotiation and leadership)
Be able to explain to internal stakeholder the strategy plan
Knowledge in MS Office suite
Excellent command of spoken and written English and desirable Spanish
Knowledge of RDC 96 & Interfarma Code requirements

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Bio Tech/R&D/Scientist
Role : Clinical Research
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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