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Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges We do this with the utmost 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 peoples exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe As a Global Medical Affairs Leader/Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader Immuno-Oncology Diagnostics in Gaithersburg, MD, youll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives AstraZeneca is seeking a Global Medical Affairs Leader/Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader with Diagnostics expertise to join our Immuno-Oncology team This role reports to the GMA Head, I-O Multi indication

AstraZenecas 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

The Diagnostic Lead ensures the timely, high quality input into global medical and lifecycle plans, to support optimal in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions that enable optimal treatment choices and support patient access to the right drugs An important element of this role is therefore to develop strategic and long-term partnerships with relevant external Oncology stakeholders and decision makers, through the development of AZs scientific leadership with advocacy, scientific organizations, thought leaders and HTA/payers organizations to help inform and develop a best in class diagnostics capabilities aligned with the medical needs of our portfolio

This role will require broad internal cross-functional collaboration and matrix leadership, with multiple medical and development teams, as well as teams in key markets Based on a deep scientific understanding of the testing environment and the pathology of the tumor/micro-environment, as well as the medical issues on each disease and testing pathways, you will enable the organization to help develop tailored testing solutions for our portfolio of IO drugs

You will also be responsible for the coordination of all Medical Affairs activities related to diagnostics, in collaboration with the other IO medical leaders, including science advisory boards, alignment of the publication plans and medical evidence generation plans to the tumor specific medical plans, providing appropriate input into the global externally sponsored research and collaborations and other medical affairs activities as agreed with the head of GMA IO

Finally, you will contribute to the broader strategic planning to build Astra Zenecas medical leadership in Immuno-Oncology (IO), and deliver medical insight into the development and execution of the overall IO strategy (beyond diagnostics)

Essential Requirements

Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD)
Medical Affairs experience (3 years) At least 7 years total of pharmaceutical or relevant medical/clinical experience minimum
Significant Diagnostics/Assay development knowledge and experience
Understanding of drug development and commercialization processes including understanding of outcomes research /payer access issues
Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data
Track record of successfully developing and executing Medical Plans both in terms of evidence generation, scientific communications and external expert engagements
Ability to manage multiple projects and products simultaneously to ensure timely, on-target and within budget accomplishment of tasks
The candidate is expected to have strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams including development, marketing, and health outcomes
Good communication and presentation skills in English

Desirable Requirements

Global Pharma experience
Country launch experience

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : HR/PM/IR/Training
Role : Recruitment
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Mar 2020

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