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Global Development Medical Director (Physician)

Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States Job ID R-192771 Date posted 20/02/2024

Job Title: Global Development Medical Director (Physician) Late R&I

Location:           Office based with flexibility in Boston Seaport, MA

Follow the science to explore and innovate

Here we are committed to making a difference. We have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

How we do it

We are always listening and learning from people who live with the diseases our medicines treat. It enables us to better understand their needs and, ultimately, diagnose and design the right treatments to impact patients’ lives.

Why we love it

Ultimately, it’s more than a job. We know that our work impacts people with serious conditions, many of whom have no other alternatives. That’s what drives us – the potential to impact over one billion patients worldwide.

At LateRespiratory & Immunology (Late R&I), we’re driven by innovation and our dedication to make a real-life difference in patients’ lives. That difference starts with you. We are part of the BioPharmaceutical R&D unit. Here, you will get the opportunity to work in a truly international environment and meet and discuss with key opinion leaders, other medical colleagues and authorities in basic science, as well as commercial, regulatory, and other functions.

What you’ll do

As a Clinical Research Physician, you will provide clinical mentorship and scientific leadership for clinical development programs within AstraZeneca's global organization. You will operate in a wide range of aspects in pharmaceutical medicine and lead a multitude of contacts with health authorities, colleagues and marketing companies within and outside of AstraZeneca.

You will impact clinical project teams and assist the Global Clinical Head (GCH) with the design and interpretation process, as well as establishing clear design objectives for clinical programs and studies.

We rely on you to:

  • Build positive relationships and networks with internal and external scientific specialists and opinion leaders
  • Work closely with colleagues in other functions including Patient Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Biometrics, and Clinical Operations
  • Be involved primarily in Late Stage (Ph2b and later) clinical programs and additionally collaborate with clinical colleagues supporting Early Stage programs as well as Medical Affairs colleagues
  • Provide medical input into the content of core labelling texts and medical support for commercial activities, as well as the scientific component of the pricing and value strategy
  • Provide expert medical input into the preparation of regulatory documents and interactions with health authorities
  • Provide expert analysis and interpretation of data from ongoing studies and from the literature
  • Prepare and present publications at scientific meetings and congresses

Essential for the role

We believe that you are a fully qualified physician (MD or MD PhD) with pharmaceutical industry experience in early or late stage clinical drug development. Respiratory, Immunology, Rheumatology, and/or Allergy & Dermatology background is desirable. Willingness to travel nationally and internationally as needed for the role is expected.

You also possess:

  • Extensive experience (more than 3 years) in the design, execution and interpretation of Late Stage clinical trials in the Respiratory or Immunology area or other therapeutic area/ specialty in clinical development
  • Rheumatology experience preferable
  • Drug development experience
  • Phenomenal interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering groundbreaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you! Have a look into what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work!

Employer of Choice

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society because AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity.

AstraZeneca is 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 offer a competitive Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive. We also provide a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive benefits package!

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working give us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn’t mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious culture.world.

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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