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Medical Advisor Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic

Location Basiglio, Lombardy, Italy Job ID R-124259 Date posted 21/11/2021

Would you like to apply your expertise to make an impact in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve, no matter where you start with us.

Our aim is to protect the lives of 50 million people in the next year from the often-devastating consequences of heart failure, cardiovascular, metabolic and renal diseases.

As Medical Advisor you will contribute to the development of medical strategy and provides Medical input into Brand Strategies ensuring support of the life cycle of the assigned products.

At AstraZeneca, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic (CVRM) is one of our main therapy areas because science continues to uncover commonalities between these diseases. With this knowledge, we are daring to do things differently by shifting focus from treating patients with a single disease, to addressing overlapping disease areas and risk factors. This new approach gives us the chance to save vital time and valuable healthcare resources, and most importantly improve patient lives.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.


Reporting to the Medical Area Head, you will ensure planning and realization of research scientific projects for the assigned products according to corporate and local policies. You will provide high quality scientific support to Company functions (e.g. marketing, sales, regulatory, training, market access) and ensure planning and support to the Clinical Research Unit for the realization of clinical trials and for the assigned products.

The role broadly includes the following key components:

  • Ensure planning and realization of research projects for the assigned products according to corporate and local policies
  • Contribute, in co-operation with other Company’s functions, to the definition of the Product Business Plan (PBP) for the assigned products, according to the HQ strategies and policies
  • Prepare National Medical Plan on assigned product, providing strategies and objectives, according to the HQ strategies and policies
  • Collaborate with medical field team (MSLs and MSLs Manager), training them on product and disease update and supporting them in development of local medical plan
  • Ensure the Italian participation to the international clinical development (e.g.: by maintaining close contacts with the relevant international Product Teams)
  • Guarantee, with the Clinical Research Manager (CRM), the local implementation of global trials, according to planned milestones and costs
  • For local studies, review study proposals/protocols, ensure correct data management and analysis, ensure timely final study reports and publication of data
  • Provide high quality support to the Regulatory Affairs Dept in the definition and review of the product registration dossier and other documents, in compliance with HQ guidelines and MoH requirements
  • Provide support to Marketing Dept to guarantee the high quality scientific standard in the relevant activities [e.g: preparation and review of promotional material; planning and organisation of scientific events (e.g. symposia and/or lectures during congresses, updating course for medical targets, etc.)]
  • Provide support to Training Dept to guarantee that the Field Force receive high quality and updated scientific information on the products assigned
  • Support the Field Force in its relationship with medical target groups through continuous updating on therapeutic aspects related to the relevant pathology and/or products
  • Develop and maintain contacts with key Opinion Leaders and Scientific Community
  • Collect and discuss with sponsors the proposals for ESRs and to collaborate with the MEOR manager according to AZ SOP
  • Support the Medical Evidence and Observational Research (MEOR) Manager in the operational activities
  • Manage medical information requests
  • Manage budget
  • Manage all activities and Account relationship according with Company Values, Code of Conduct, Guidelines/Internal procedures and Italian legislation.


  • Understanding of sales and marketing and pharmaceutical medical information
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Ability to manage incoming data and/or requests in a timely manner and escalate when appropriate

Knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing

  • Proficiency in English and Italian
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical industry and Medical Affairs


  • Medical Degree
  • Previous experience in the Therapeutic Area

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Line 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 is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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