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Senior Medical Information Manager - Oncology

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-063822 Date posted 10/17/2019

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all our people.

The Senior Medical Information Manager is responsible for the execution of US & global Medical Information brand/therapeutic area deliverables, including answering medical inquiries from healthcare professionals, reviewing/providing scientific consult to promotional materials, and development of scientific content to support Medical Affairs.  Generally, this role is focused on two main areas: scientific content/brand support and/or customer engagement.  The area of focus is determined based on the current needs of the Therapeutic Area.      

Main Responsibilities:

General

  • Demonstrate scientific and business expertise relevant to therapeutic areas, including products, disease state management, emerging therapies, and the competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify scientific information to meet customer needs
  • Monitor the medical environment (including medical inquiries) and apply scientific expertise, integrated with regulatory and compliance knowledge, to impact Brand/Therapeutic Area strategy
  • Provide scientific training to the Brand/Therapeutic Area Medical Information colleagues
  • Provide staffing support for the Medical Information booth at scientific conventions

Scientific Content/Brand Support

  • Accountable for Medical Information contribution to promotional review (US market only) by:
    • Providing strategic scientific consults on brand messages
    • Reviewing promotional materials for content and accuracy
    • Contribute to the prioritization of review for promotional materials
    • Coordinate development, review and approval of clinical Data on File Packets to support promotional claims
  • Contribute to and or lead the development, review and maintenance of Medical Affairs scientific materials, including Managed Market documents, in collaboration with Medical Affairs colleagues 
    • Incorporate customer insight to identify, update, and develop scientific materials
    • Coordinate with Medical Affairs colleagues, outsource providers, and vendors (as needed) to develop content
    • Content includes standard response documents, slide decks, Q&As
  • Participate in Medical Affairs training initiatives to:
    • Provide consult to Medical Affairs key stakeholders and vendors to shape the content and development of training materials
  • Other activities include:
  • Coordinate, create, and/or review submissions to external Drug Information Resources and Evidence-Based Practice Centers.
  • Lead the compendia submission process for Medical Affairs
  • Provide consult to Regulatory/Labeling committee and the publications team on brand publications

Customer Engagement

  • Respond to medical inquiries and engage in appropriate scientific information exchange with Health Care Providers via multiple channels (i.e. verbal, written, live at congress MI booths).
  • Manage accurate, focused, and scientifically balanced clinical and scientific information exchange with Health Care Providers that support the appropriate use of AstraZeneca products.
  • Utilize multiple approved technologies to engage customers in appropriate scientific exchange
  • Identify, analyze and/or report trends in medical and scientific insight (including medical inquiries) to Medical Affairs stakeholders

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy (PharmD preferred), Pharmacology, Science or equivalent clinical experience
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry-based Drug/Medical Information or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication and management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply local regulatory (e.g. FDA), legal, and compliance requirements to Medical Affairs activities and drug information delivery
  • Understanding of the information needs for various customer segments
  • Strong collaboration skills

Preferred Background:

  • Proven experience in pharmaceutical industry in drug information, preferably in Medical Affairs
  • Clinical Pharmacy experience with patient care exposure
  • Drug Information Residency or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with Commercial or Brand Teams
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Medical information call center experience
  • Experience leading projects and teams
  • Managed Markets or HEOR experience
  • Pharmacy Licensure preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Expert Scientific Knowledge
  • Leadership Skills
  • Drug Information Management Expertise
  • Medical / technical writing experience
  • Organization Savvy
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Ability to work in a complex and evolving environment


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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