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Oncology Medical Advisor

Lieu Séoul, Seoul, Corée du Sud Job ID R-144110 Date de publication 07/22/2022

Purpose of the Job

An internal and external facing medical role that provides medical and clinical expertise in priority therapeutic/disease areas and builds AZ scientific leadership. Participates and contributes with medical and clinical expertise in design of LCM and Brand Strategy. Takes leadership in implementation of Medical Plan/ activities in alignment with Brand strategy. Ensures that the Medical Activities meet the needs of patients and customers. Engages Opinion Leaders in ESRs, scientific exchange meetings and advisory board meetings. Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product or various functions in an organization. May take responsibility as Nominated Signatory medical reviewer for activities and promotional materials. May take responsibility for mentorship of MSLs in the country. May lead Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance.

Job Responsibilities

Medical & Scientific engagement for internal and external stakeholders

1. To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input

  • Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds. 
  • Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.
  • Collaborate with MSL to seek input from MSL insights for development of local medical plan.
  • Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 2 years prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges
  • Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programmes including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications to meet identified needs
  • To ensure that the Medical Information provided both to external and internal customers is timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced
  • Provide local medical expertise to local area/regional brand teams
  • Provide medical input to phase 1 to 4 study protocols, study feasibility and support operational delivery
  • Provide Medical expertise to support patient support program and market research

2. To engage scientific leaders, professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader

  • Do field engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders
  • Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way
  • Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community 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
  • Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders
  • Liaise with local investigators for ESR (Externally Sponsored Research) to support research initiatives.
  • Internally communicate competitive intelligence

3. Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

  • Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research
  • Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies
  • Initiate research discussions, for example NIS (non-interventional studies), with customers to develop studies that will fulfil global and local business strategies. (May as part of the review team conduct initial assessment of any ESR proposals) Participate as key member of brand team as strategic partner towards LCM actions including potential business development opportunities
  • Develop NIS or registry studies to address unmet medical needs.

4. Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products including new registration, new product evaluation and life cycle

  • Support to develop drug value pack and communicate it to Key Decision Makers
  • Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and treatment options
  • Proactive cross-fuctional collaboration with regulatory and other teams in drug registration in earlier and broader accessibility aligned to the brand strategy

5. Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product for various functions in an organization as required

  • 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
  • Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of best practices and new relevant developments is up to date

Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation (include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc …)

  • Accountable for ensuring Promotional Compliance: Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and ensure all material is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations) code
  • Ensure that Pharmacovigilance activities meet internal SOP and local regulations
  • Ensure clinical studies are carried out in accordance with AZ SOPs and cGCP. Support Clinical team to select appropriate investigators and sites optimizing quality, delivery and commercial benefit
  • Aligns with the values and vision of AZ
  • Actively participate/encourage the development of the AZ culture
  • Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures
  • Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)
  • Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts

Personal development

  • Develop functional capability in the role
  • Communicate, develop and role model of AZ culture and AZ Values & Behaviours
  • Develop individual and team accountability
  • Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and classroom training)
  • Attend & actively participate in learning programmes, training, projects and meetings (where needed)

Typical Accountabilities

Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role. Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.

Functional Capabilities

  • Scientific knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Planning & Organization
  • Strategic Partnering

Essential Qualification

  • Certified medical doctor
  • Medical/Scientific knowledge in the responsible disease area
  • Interest in a long-term career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Ability to travel
  • Fluency in English is required

Desired skills or requirements

  • MSc/PhD in a scientific discipline
  • A medical degree with specialization, or appropriate experience in oncology
  • Understanding of multiple aspects within medical affairs
  • Experience of medical affairs function within a pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in relationship and stakeholder management
  • Project management experience
  • Team management experience


AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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