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 Medical Director /Senior Medical Director Hematology you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
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.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As Medical Director/Sr Director in US Medical Affairs, you will be a board-certified physician who has a history of clinical practice and significant experience in the therapeutic area. You will be knowledgeable of the actions of regulatory bodies and have experience in all aspects of clinical trials. You will have solid peer relationships with external scientific and clinical experts in their therapeutic area (TA), in this case Oncology. Ideally, you will have significant experience in their medical specialty (with a focus on Hematology), thrive on proactively engaging internal and external leaders and serve as a medical expert for their compound (s) and disease area. You will also have strong commercial aptitude and/or experience, including proven ability to translate and appropriately align commercial and scientific goals and objectives.
You will be accountable for all activities of study team physicians for US local trials including design of trials, medical oversight of trial conduct, data interpretation as appropriate and execution of compassionate use approaches as well as ascertaining the medical accuracy and fair balance of medical information in promotional material and learning materials for both internal and external use. Additionally, you will be responsible for medical input into brand strategy as a core member of Core Medical Team (CMT), interacting with leaders of groups identified as strategic partners, including both payer and provider groups and with leaders in the therapy area (external experts, Academic Institutions, and Societies). You will play an integral role in the planning and participation of national and regional medical advisory boards and in the planning and providing of training for external medical/scientific speakers. As a medical expert, you will supply medical input into global Phase III programs and/or Life Cycle Management (LCM) programs.