Medical Lead, Lung Cancer at AstraZeneca

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland





Job Description:

About AstraZeneca



At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.



About the Oncology Business Unit



A dedicated Oncology unit, this is the place to build a world-class career. Here we are always looking to learn more, welcoming the varied opportunities to expand our horizons or develop niche expertise. Embrace the unparalleled access to industry-leading research, technology, and pipeline product launches with a footprint in every region. Coupled with our agility and sharp focus on talent development, there is an exciting opportunity to accelerate a rewarding and meaningful career.



About Gaithersburg



Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility crafts life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 specialists in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most groundbreaking technology and lab spaces, all designed to encourage collaboration and cross-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion and collaboration.


The Gaithersburg site offers various amenities to help boost efficiency and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria, and copy center. This is where you'll find newly designed, activity-based workspaces to suit a variety of working styles while strengthening collaboration between teams.



Major Accountabilities



  • The Medical Lead is responsible for leading Medical Affairs activities in Lung Oncology Franchise and provides medical leadership to the Core Medical Team (CMT).

  • Accountable for the medical accuracy and fair balance of medical information in promotional material and learning materials for both internal and external use

  • Interact with leaders of groups identified as strategic partners, including advocacy, payer, and provider groups.

  • Interact with leaders in the therapy area (external authorities, Academic Institutions, and Professional Societies).

  • Provide medical input into the safety profile of the product in collaboration with Patient Safety (PS) physicians

  • Collaborate with the Medical Science Liaisons and work closely with National Clinical Account Managers to appropriately support key accounts.

  • Provide medical leadership on the design and execution of HEOR studies, outcomes surveys, etc. in close collaboration with the Clinical Value Team (CVT)



Essential Requirements:



  • A Doctorate in Medicine (M.D, D.O), PhD or PharmD degrees or equivalent will be considered plus relevant experience.

  • 5+ years' experience in Medical Affairs

  • 1-3 years in Headquarters based Medical Affairs role

  • A minimum of 3+ years of related work experience in industry, clinical, or research institution, preferably in oncology, rare disease, or related experiences

  • Experience in supporting brands or disease area levels in-country, regional, or global organizations is preferred

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

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

  • Highly developed written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • Travel could be up to ~30% of time.




Preferred Requirements:



  • Proven understanding of FDA requirements

  • Experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs

  • Experience in navigating sophisticated business challenges

  • Experience in developing and maintaining a network that includes external authority

  • Experience in other relevant disease areas of interest through clinical experience, biopharmaceutical experience, or education may be considered

  • Knowledge of relevant Professional Societies and Scientific Medical Experts.

  • Experience with pharmaceutical drug development and Medical/Scientific Affairs

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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