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Associate Director Clinical Scientist

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-060881 Date posted 09/10/2019

Location: Cambridge, UK

                 Gothenburg, Sweden

                 Gaithersburg, US

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At AstraZeneca, relentless pursuit is matched with exceptional capabilities to break new ground in science. We have one of the most robust pipelines in the industry, and it’s because of our people. We’re entrepreneurial and deeply collaborative – a winning combination that’s delivering life-changing medicines to patients. Our employees make up a diverse and modern workforce. Our culture is defined by a strong sense of collaboration. We believe in rewarding talent and performance and pride ourselves on being a great place to work.

Early Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity (Early RIA) within AstraZeneca is accountable for the discovery and the development (up to phase III) of new drugs in the RIA arena. Early Clinical Development (ECD) within early RIA consists of experienced medical directors, medical/clinical scientists and clinical program directors, who, in a collaborative manner define clinical development strategy, design innovative clinical trials and translate novel scientific ideas to proof-of-concept in target populations.

We have an exciting position available as Clinical Scientist in our Respiratory Clinical Development team. In this role, you will play a vital role in the clinical and scientific support (e.g. but not restricted to design and implementation) of early phase Clinical Trials for various assets in our Respiratory portfolio. This is a full-time office-based role that can be based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, US.

Position Summary

Major Duties and Responsibilities (including supervising others)

  • Establish and approve scientific methods for design and implementation of clinical protocols, data collection systems and final reports.
  • Analyse and synthesize clinical data for publication, conducting and evaluating clinical trials.
  • Supervise project team members in planning conducting and evaluating clinical trials.
  • Serve as medical monitor with significant responsibility for safety surveillance.
  • Key role in designing clinical development plans for assigned project.
  • Collaborate with R&D and other senior management in assessing requirements for emerging products, including next generation candidates.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to design research to have maximum marketplace credibility and enhance marketing efforts.
  • Identify, select and train clinical research centres and investigators.
  • Communicate internally and externally (oral and written communication) on clinical trial design and results.
  • Overseas planning and management of investigator meetings, advisory boards and other scientific committees as required by the protocol (e.g. independent reviews, DSMB’s etc.).
  • Play a key role in scientific leadership, i.e. development, understanding, interpretation and implementation of new clinical endpoints with possibility to work cross-functionally to determine line of sight and regulatory path.



PhD with industry experience or M.D. degree or equivalent, board certified (or eligible) preferred in allergy or pulmonary medicine


Clinical or corporate sponsor experience in conduct of clinical studies or Clinical research experience in a pharmaceutical or CRO environment a plus.

Special Skills/Abilities

Must be an excellent communicator with proven leadership skills and the ability to interact in a cross functional environment.

Job Complexity

High, must integrate and analyse non-clinical and clinical data as well as data/input from multiple internal and external functional areas.  Synthesis of previous clinical data and ongoing deadlines/priorities.


Role is that of individual contributor.  Must be able to operate independently in medical, safety and clinical development tasks with minimal supervision.  Once direction is provided, musty identify problems, generate solutions (or options) and either execute recovery plan (or seek advice depending on strategic impact to company).

(Supervision required, level of independence)

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website before 1st October 2019 – 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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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