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Medical Director, Patient Safety Physician Oncology

Posted date Jul. 03, 2024
Contract type Full time
Job ID R-193945
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Why choose AstraZeneca Spain?

AstraZeneca Spain is a rising force in our global business. With headquarters in Madrid and our global hub in Barcelona, we’ve become an important international centre of excellence in the fight against critical disease. Boasting vibrant universities and business schools, the Barcelona ecosystem is a place where scientists can thrive. We attract a diverse workforce from across the globe, shining a beacon for innovation in a country that’s committed to clinical development.

We invite you to bring your talents to Barcelona where our respiratory medicine R&D and Global Marketing centre offers opportunities in R&D, IT, Commercial and HR. Or join us in Madrid and shape our growth in our BUs (Respiratory, Oncology & CVRM ), and a range of Corporate functions. Additionally, you can find sales roles throughout the country. Together, we’re contributing to a world-leading pipeline of therapeutics and delivering life-changing medicines to patients.

Who do we look for?

Calling all tech innovators, ownership takers, challenge seekers and proactive collaborators. At AstraZeneca Spain, breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicine for the world's most complex diseases. Alongside technical expertise, colleagues have the resilience, energy and collaborative mindset to change lanes, work with different teams and start projects from scratch.

Here, diverse minds and bold disruptors can meaningfully impact the future of healthcare using cutting-edge technology. Whether you join us in Madrid or Barcelona, you can make a tangible impact within a global biopharmaceutical company that invests in your future. Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients every day.

Success Profile

Ready to make an impact in your career? If you're passionate, growth-orientated and a true team player, we'll help you succeed. Here are some of the skills and capabilities we look for.

Diverse collaborators

This is a speak-up culture that values collaboration. You’ll proactively bring your unique perspectives, experiences and skills to the table and seek the same from others. With our international team composition and the need for fast-paced collaboration, you’ll always be building new connections with colleagues.

Cutting-edge innovators

When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that embraces digital technology and data to transform the way we work and the work we do. Every day, you’ll help make history, empowered to ignite your creativity and build something enduring.

Resilient trailblazers

Here, the answers aren’t always available. So, you’ll need to bring a fearless, self-starter mindset to navigate uncharted territories. You’ll harness your ceaseless energy to discover and make the necessary connections with colleagues to shape the future and achieve maximum impact.

Agile movers

Seize ownership and excel with autonomy to enjoy the constant rush of ground-breaking discovery. Your ability to anticipate sudden shifts and adapt swiftly will prove critical as you make your mark in an environment that rewards initiative and resilience.

Responsibilities

Job ID R-193945 Date posted 07/03/2024

Role: Medical Director Patient Safety Physician

Location: Onsite Barcelona

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. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe!

As a Medical Director, Patient Safety Physician in Barcelona, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Oncology R&D global development drives our innovative pipeline, redefining science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with a broad pipeline of next-generation medicines. Our pipeline is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates. All of this delicious new science is underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

In this role, you'll be responsible for the Clinical Safety strategy for assigned drug projects and products throughout all stages of development and/or when on the market, including implementation and communication of the strategy at the project team/governance level. Essentially, the continued safety assessment, evaluation and risk management of AZ products or product groups in various stages of clinical development and/or the post-marketing setting as well as the continuous efficient evaluation of adverse event and all other safety information will be within the remit and scope of this role.

You will provide consistent communication of safety topics across all regulatory safety documents, e.g. Periodic Benefit Risk Evaluation Reports (PBRERs), Periodic Adverse Drug Experience Reports (PADERs) and Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs), for assigned product(s)/program(s).

You will proactively evaluate the clinical implications of safety data from pre-clinical studies, clinical studies, literature to predict / establish the safety profile of compounds in clinical development. This process includes employing expert groups and methodologies such as Safety Knowledge Groups (SKG’s), Safety Science, Informatics expertise, modeling and simulation to manage the risk to patients. Additionally, you'll be involved in all safety surveillance activities, that may include: medical review of individual safety cases (providing medical expertise and judgment), signal detection, evaluation and SERM activities for all products in area of responsibility.

This role will also require your medical input and review of periodic reports (e.g. PBRERs, PSURs, or DSURs) and renewal documentation submitted to regulatory agencies and the patient safety contribution to global regulatory submissions (NDA, BLA, MAA etc.) for new products, formulations or indications.

Essential Requirements:

  • Medical degree (e.g. MD, MBBS).
  • At least 2+ years of clinical experience post-registration.
  • High level of medical competence, with an ability to balance this with industry standards to achieve business goals.
  • At least 2+ years of Drug Development/Patient Safety experience (the majority of which should be in industry in Patient Safety) with clear evidence of delivery.

Desirable Requirements:

  • MSc/PhD in scientific field.
  • Able to work across TAs and Functions.
  • Experience managing Patient Safety colleagues.
  • A demonstrated ability to understand epidemiological data

Employer of choice

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.

Are you intrigued by what you'd be doing in this role? Do you have the creds required? If so, we can't wait to hear from you! And wait, there's more...

We offer a world class Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive awards. We also provide a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive full scope benefits package.

AstraZeneca aligns with all applicable laws and regulations on inclusivity in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, AstraZeneca is mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all US-based AstraZeneca and Alexion employees. We will provide accommodations for those unable to be vaccinated based on applicable law, such as those who cannot get vaccinated due to a medical or religious reason. We continue to work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our employees and workplaces and have in place a number of safety measures and guidelines, including providing access to personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing.

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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Reasons to Join

Thomas Mathisen

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Sales Representative Oslo, Norway

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Christine Recchio

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Sales Representative California, United States

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Stephanie Ling

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

Sales Representative Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

What we offer

We're driven by our shared values of serving people, society and the planet. Our people make this possible, which is why we prioritise diversity, inclusivity, balance and sustainability. Discover what a career at AstraZeneca could mean for you.

An award-winning company

We're passionate about being a great place to work, and 84% of our employees would recommend us as an employer. We've been recognised as a Top Employer in Spain, an EFR Family Responsible Business, and we achieved third place in Forbes Spain's Top 50 Best Places to Work list.

Inclusive environment

Diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do, and our different views, experiences and strengths enrich our culture. There's no salary gap at AstraZeneca, and the number of female employees has increased by four per cent over the last three years. We've also made all positions fully accessible.

Work-life balance

Your wellbeing means a lot to us, and we're here to support you through all of life's ups and downs. That's why we offer an unpaid leave policy, annual leave, reduced-hours timetables and a host of benefits, including a retirement plan, long service award, and health and travel insurance.

Sustainability initiatives

We're committed to harnessing the power of science to become a more sustainable business. We've reduced our carbon footprint by over 9,000 kg of CO2 over the last two years, and we lead the European GoGreen Project, which aims to introduce environmentally friendly options in our fleet of corporate vehicles.

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