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Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-085049 Date posted 06/22/2020

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with integrity, even in the most difficult situations, because we are committed to doing the right thing!

This is a truly exciting period for us at AstraZeneca. We have a pipeline that presents outstanding opportunities to push the boundaries of science to deliver medicines to patients which will positively impact their lives. This is why we have a range of medical writing opportunities, including Senior Medical Communication Scientist, Principle Communication Scientist and Associate Director (AD) Medical Communication Scientists (MCS). Each role will afford you flexibility in ways of working.

As a team, we author clinical-regulatory documents that align with project strategies, regulatory requirements, and communications best-practices. We support the Company’s core therapeutic areas in all phases of clinical development, playing a key part in delivering medicines to patients most in need as swiftly as we can. Our vision is to be an industry leading organization.

Regardless of which role you join us in, you’ll help us to achieve successful submissions and approvals by driving content development in alignment with product strategy, advocating communications excellence.

In the AD role, you’ll lead the efficient planning and authoring of clinical submissions and provide authoritative support and advice to teams both directly and through oversight of internal or vendor staff.

As a Principal you will provide communications leadership to early/late stage drug projects and drive strategic medical writing, advocating communications excellence in your team.

As the Senior MCS you’ll own the authoring of high-quality clinical-regulatory documents by ensuring that relevant regulatory, technical and quality standards are achieved, and that relevant processes and best practice are applied.

For each of the roles, you’ll have a degree in Life Sciences and preferably an MSc or PhD (or equivalent). You’ll of course have proven regulatory writing experience from within the pharmaceutical industry and a real passion for helping us to achieve our goal of changing lives.

We look forward to reviewing your application.



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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