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Global Medical Affairs Leader, Oncology (Evidence Generation Lead)

Lieu Cambridge, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni Gaithersburg, Maryland, États-Unis Job ID R-134129 Date de publication 03/25/2022

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs in Oncology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact theGlobal Medical Affairs Leader, Oncology (Evidence Generation Lead) role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

AstraZeneca is seeking a Global Medical Affairs Leader (GMAL) with breast cancer expertise to work on a late-stage development compound.

Based on a deep scientific understanding of the disease area, unmet medical needs, treatment options and medical issues, you will enable the organization to help develop tailored medical solutions. You will also be responsible for the coordination of above product medical affairs activities in breast cancer in collaboration with the other medical leaders across the organization, including science advisory boards, congress activities, CME and symposia programs, medical evidence generation plans, external expert engagement plan and other relevant medical activities.

This role will require matrix leadership and broad internal cross-functional collaboration with multiple global medical and development teams, marketing teams as well as teams in key affiliates.

Finally, you will contribute to the broader strategic planning to build Astra Zeneca's medical leadership in breast cancer.   

The GMAL/ Ev Gen lead  :

  • Designs or manages the implementation of the Evidence Generation  strategy within Med Affairs  globally

  • Designing, monitoring and implementing clinical trials and interpreting trial results ( Phase IIIb, IV, RWD and externally sponsored research)

  • Leading Steering committees, Ad Boards , Investigator meeting and other relevant events to data generation strategy and implementation

  • Ensuring Safety review , data readout and medical interpretation and high quality publication of the data from respective evidence generation activity

  • Defines strategies and leads AstraZeneca’s response to complex technical issues for specific medical aspects in relation to current projects, new projects and various plans

  • Closely follows medical developments within assigned areas and disseminates new information cross-functionally to transform trends and embed emerging data into new plans

  • Liaises with the internal and external medical community to follow developments within areas of expertise

  • Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness on new and emerging medical development

  • Follows important developments and trends in scientific literature and develops contacts with opinion leaders

  • This position is responsible of developing and executing an integrated medical plan for the compound, and ensures the timely, high quality input into global development and brand plans.

  • A critical accountability of this role is to develop strategic and long-term partnerships with relevant external oncology stakeholders and decision makers, through the development of AZ’s scientific leadership with scientific organizations, external experts, HTA/payer organizations and patient advocacy groups to help inform and develop a best-in-class medical affairs capabilities aligned with the medical needs of our portfolio. 

Essential for the role

  • Advanced scientific degree (MsC, MD, PhD, PharmD). MD is preferable

  • Experience in  oncology therapy area

  • Pharmaceutical or relevant medical/clinical experience (Experience in global Clinical development or Medical Affairs evidence generation)

  • Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data

  • Track record of successfully developing and executing Scientific 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

  • Closely follows medical developments within assigned areas and disseminates new information cross-functionally to transform trends and embed emerging data into new plans

  • Liaises with the internal and external medical community to follow developments within areas of expertise

  • Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness on new and emerging medical development

  • Follows important developments and trends in scientific literature and develops contacts with opinion leaders

  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable for the role

  • Proven track record in product launches with a strong strategic focus

  • Understanding of drug development and commercialization processes including understanding of outcomes research /payer access processes

  • 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.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

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