Manager, Oncology Diagnostics

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/30/17
5 - 7 years experience
Biotech/Pharma
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/30/17

Job reference: R-016368

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Manager, Oncology Diagnostics in the Seattle, WA region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska), you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact onchanging patients' lives. North American Commercial is the 'face' of AstraZeneca and MedImmune to our many healthcare clients. They represent many of the most well recognized and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.

AstraZeneca's 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.

As the Diagnostic Manager/Liaison for Seattle, WA region you will leverage your current diagnostic market and clinical test market experience that will make an impact within a large, global pharmaceutical company. This is a newly developed group with an exciting start-up, entrepreneurial feel that will provide a position of treatment options for patients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for ensuring the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey. An important element of this role is therefore to work collaboratively withthe regional sales team and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway developing tailored testing solutions as needed. You will work in appropriate coordination with the Field Sales Team, Medical Scientific Liaisons, and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway and developing tailored appropriate testing solutions as needed.

You will Identify and develop relationships with, scientific experts: Laboratory decision makers, Pathologists, Oncologists and Molecular Pathologists, share appropriate, approved, educational information on diagnostics to the heads of clinical Laboratories and their staff, deliver highly technical data presentations, and educate on the need for diagnostic quality assurance (QA) programs. In addition, you will Identify barriers to testing through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, and Health Care Professionals (HCPs), develop strategies to support and educate on appropriate testing, adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, The US Policy Handbook, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for your role.

Essential Requirements:

Location:  Seattle, WA region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska)   

  • Undergraduate degree; preferably an Advanced degree in life sciences, medical or pharmacy degree
  • Five or more years of experience in diagnostic market and clinical testing market; preferably Oncology experience
  • Experience in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)

Desirable Requirements

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payors, providers
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic test regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long termneeds, constructively resolve issues
  • Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership
  • Ability to travel with geographic territory (percentage varies with geography)
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