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Disease Area Specialist, Hematology Cancer – Nordic-Baltic Marketing Company (NOBA)

Location Ballerup Municipality, Capital Region, Denmark Södertälje, Stockholm, Sweden Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland Oslo, Oslo County, Norway Job ID R-077897 Date posted 03/24/2020

Are you an expert in the area of Oncology/Hematology? Do you want to transform the lives of patients by taking a vital role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?  Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

As part of AstraZeneca the Nordic-Baltic (NOBA) Marketing Company employs around 450 people across 7 countries and has offices located in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. By 2025 AstraZeneca NOBA aims to become a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and improve the lives of millions of people. This will be achieved by driving innovative science, preparing launches, building close collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders in health care systems, and developing high-performing teams.

As our pipeline is growing, we are searching for you as our new Nordic/Baltic Disease Area Specialist within Medical Affairs, Oncology/Hematology with specific focus on Hematology. In the Business Unit Oncology & Hematology we are committed to put patients first, deliver innovative health solutions, and ensure a high medical value for patients.

This role offers you the unique possibility to develop and execute our new medical-scientific strategy in Hematology for the Nordic and Baltic countries.

You will be part of a dedicated and growing medical team, currently being established, and report to the Therapeutic Area Lead (TAL) Hematology. The location of the role is any of the Nordic NOBA offices.

About AstraZeneca in Hematology

Leveraging its strength in oncology, AstraZeneca has established hematology as one of four key oncology disease areas of focus. The Company’s hematology franchise includes two US FDA-approved medicines and a robust global development program for a broad portfolio of potential blood cancer treatments. 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.

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be.

The role

In the role as Disease Area Specialist (DAS) you will be office-based and responsible for outlining the Nordic medical strategy and Medical Activity Plan within the Disease Area in collaboration with the Therapeutic Area Lead (TAL), and in line with the Global Medical Activity Plan provided by Global Medical Affairs. You therefore need to be a medical affair professional with excellent scientific and disease area understanding and knowledge.

You are expected to act as a resource to team members and peers as they continually build their own individual scientific knowledge in the responsible disease area. The DAS should demonstrate collaborative cross-functional working relationships with internal stakeholders.

In this role, you will also engage in in-depth medical and scientific product or disease area discussions and presentations in a non-promotional scientific context. You will drive the Nordic Activities within hematology together with local medical advisors.

You are a member of the Nordic cross-functional team when relevant in agreement with the TAL. Moreover, you are accountable for evidence generation and value propositions and can participate on an agenda-driven ad-hoc basis in the Therapeutic Area/Franchise Leadership Team, as well as in business reviews.

In this role you report to the Therapeutic Area Lead, Hematology. The DAS must not have commercial objectives or measures. However, DAS and their management may communicate strategic objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to commercial stakeholders to ensure alignment.

In order to succeed, you have

  • Advanced scientific degree in life sciences master’s degree or MD in life sciences or a related discipline
  • Ability to travel among the Nordics countries as well as conferences and regional meetings

We are looking for a strategic thinker with advanced project management skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and recognized understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, health care systems and payer structures in the Nordic countries will be essential for success.

Your demonstrated former experience in product launch and/or strategy development and execution will be important in this role as will be your excellent knowledge of clinical practice within Hematology.

You are expected to partner with a variety of audiences in different context to discuss scientific content. Therefore, you must have excellent communication and presentation skills, fluent in both written and spoken English and in at least one of the Nordic languages.

Desirable (in addition to Essential)

  • Clinical and/or research experience within Hematology
  • Experience from medical affairs
  • Strong informal leadership and management capabilities

Key personal capabilities and attitude

  • Excellent strategic skills
  • Communication with impact
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Being connected to medical practice
  • Ability to develop strategic partnerships and work cross-functionally

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! Apply in the link.

If you're interested in this role, please send your CV and personal letter, in English, via the Workday Recruiting System (click the Apply button).

Welcome with your application no later than April 15th, 2020.

For more information about the position, please contact hiring manager Gitte Espenhain Anker, Therapeutic Area Lead, Hematology. +45 24 83 67 07



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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