Evidence Strategy Director - CVMD US Medical in Wilmington, DE

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11 - 15 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

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. The Evidence Strategy Director role sits within the CVMD Medical function of the United States (US) Medical Affairs (USMA) organization within Medical Biopharmaceuticals. This person will interact with Core Medical Teams (CMT) to design research strategies in support of evidence gaps for AZ products. Activities focus on the generation of evidence to answer evidence gaps identified to support Healthcare Professional (HCP) interactions along with publication strategy to further support information to help define product profile along with disease state information. This role will identify key projects whereby the scientific results are designed to achieve maximal scientific impact for AZ products throughout their life cycle. This position requires an experienced individual with expert scientific knowledge of outcomes research, interventional study design and delivery and its application throughout development process, strong business acumen, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As the Evidence Strategy Director, you will lead the development and execution of the evidence generation strategy to support articulation of product clinical profile, proactively and independently, contribute to research planning process and resolution of complex issues, especially if they affect evidence for product, and represent Evidence as member of the Core Medical Team (CMT).

Serve as observational research expert within the CVMD Therapeutic area, lead CMT members to develop strategy and execute a response to value reviews of AZ products by external organizations, as appropriate and in alignment with current AZ approach, ensure US evidence strategy alignment with Global TA evidence plans and remain actively aware of the product environment by establishing, maintaining, and fostering internal (cross-functional, within the US and Global organizations) and external interactions with scientific experts.

Essential Requirements

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., health economics, outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology)
  • Ten years of relevant experience (e.g., academia, consulting, and/or industry); a minimum of five years in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/medical device industry
  • Relevant experience in the design and execution of interventional studies
  • Clear understanding of differing trial designs to support evidence generation
  • Real World Evidence and HEOR and their application to pharmaceutical development within the US market.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory requirements.
  • Leadership skills and problem-solving capability as demonstrated by ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for Health Economics strategy and modify as appropriate.
  • Well-developed conceptual and integrative thinking with capability to access internal and external resources for advice.
  • Proactive application of therapeutic area and disease treatment knowledge
  • Able to implement projects, including engagement with key stakeholders, with high degree of autonomy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in relevant field preferred (e.g., Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.D.)