Regional Director, Medical Diagnostics (Breast) at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Wilmington, Delaware





Job Description:

At AstraZeneca, our ambition is to push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine and transform the lives of patients living with cancer. To accomplish this, we focus on research and development and our commercial capabilities to deliver a new generation of medicines that have the potential to redefine cancer treatment.



The Regional Director, Medical Diagnostics (RDMD), is a field-based professional responsible for coverage of the US who has a history of diagnostic industry or clinical laboratory experience in breast oncology.



The ideal candidate should have:



  • MD in Anatomic Pathology (US-board certified preferred)


  • Experience working in US pathology laboratory


  • Fellowship or certification in molecular pathology


  • Significant experience in breast pathology


  • A passion for proactively engaging internal and external leaders


  • Experience in serving as a medical authority for their diagnostic and biomarker area


  • Strong commercial proficiency and/or experience in product launch


  • Ability to translate and appropriately align commercial and scientific goals and objectives




The (RDMD), is also responsible for designing and executing external engagement strategies with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Key Decision Makers (KDMs), Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), and key Regional and National Pathology societies consistent with Medical Affairs teams objectives.


Additional accountabilities include adhering to internal standard processes and following regulatory and compliance requirements along with sustaining expertise in the diagnostic, biomarker, and competitive landscapes.


The RDMD in US Medical Affairs is an MD/PhD and reports to Sr. Director, Medical Diagnostics - Breast.



What you'll do:



  • Evaluate and supply expertise to the U.S. diagnostic strategy for current and future AstraZeneca oncology products


  • Collaborate with relevant business partners for the development, alignment, and execution of the Medical Diagnostic strategy within the coordinated Medical Affairs plan, launch plans, and budgets


  • Identify and lead solution-based strategies to address biomarker adoption barriers, gaps, and hurdles


  • Provide diagnostic leadership on the design and execution of health economic and outcomes research studies and surveys in close collaboration with the Outcomes Research team


  • Recommend and deliver diagnostics-focused informational content targeted to HCPs, primarily to oncologists and pathologists


  • Develop external engagement strategy and own relationships with key leaders in the diagnostic and biomarker area (including clinical authorities and specialized pathologists)


  • Generate pathology-related insights to craft U.S. Medical Diagnostic strategies





Minimum Qualifications



  • Advanced medical degree (MD). Ph.D will be considered with breast cancer and pathology experience


  • Minimum 3 years histopathology and/or medical affairs experience


  • Work experience in industry, clinical, or research institution with emphasis in pathology or tissue diagnostics


  • Deep understanding of diagnostic FDA environment, clinical laboratory practices including CAP/CLIA lab requirements and test implementation


  • Solid understanding of medical strategy, clinical diagnostic development, and Field Medical activities


  • Strong eye for business, including an understanding of drivers behind evolving diagnostic and pathology landscape


  • Ability to interact efficiently with both commercial and scientific / medical colleagues


  • Experience in developing and maintaining new relationships with External Experts


  • Ability to travel up to 60% of time





Preferred Qualifications



  • Existing relationships with Professional Societies and Scientific Medical Authorities


  • Experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs


  • Confirmed leadership abilities within a matrixed organization


  • Knowledge and/or expertise in breast therapeutic area




The annual base salary for this position ranges from $171,524 to $235,845.50. However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition, our positions offer a short-term incentive bonus opportunity; eligibility to participate in our equity-based long-term incentive program (salaried roles) or to receive a retirement contribution (hourly roles). Benefits offered included a qualified retirement program [401(k) plan]; paid vacation and holidays; paid leaves; and, health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Additional details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.



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 ground breaking methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.


Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!



Next Steps -- Apply today!



To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience -- it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.


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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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