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Global Oncology Medical Information/Communications Lead

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-108154 Date posted 04/06/2021

Global Oncology Medical Information/Communications Lead

Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, US


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

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. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


In Medical Affairs, we change the practice of medicine and improve the patient experience by generating and communicating compelling medical evidence.

We translate the wealth of medical and scientific expertise to ensure the data we produce helps physicians to better treat patients at every point in the journey.

Valued partners across the enterprise, we rely on working together and sharing knowledge to combine science and strategy in a way that advances our pipeline and progresses our journey to redefine cancer treatment.

Global Oncology Medical Information/Communications Lead - Role Description:

This position is accountable for the Global and US Medial Information tumor indication(s) strategy and scientific content deliverables. This role is responsible for the planning, prioritization, and execution of the Global and US Medical Information-related tumour indication(s) deliverables, including answering medical inquiries from healthcare professionals within the US, addressing complex medical inquiries escalations from local markets,  reviewing/providing scientific consult to promotional materials for the US, and development of scientific content to support Global and US Medical Affairs.  This role is also accountable for the management of a team of Medical Information external resource partners (OSP/vendor). 


  • Accountable for leadership, training and direction of a tumour area indication(s) area team, including tumour area indication(s) strategy, routine management of team members, best practice sharing, planning and alignment of priorities.

  • As a member of the Global Medical Team and US Core Medical Team, contributes to the development and implementation of the Medical Plan for the relevant indication(s).

  • Accountable/responsible to deliver all tumour area indication(s) medical information objectives/deliverables, including the following core deliverables:

    • Promotional review, scientific messaging consultation (US only)

    • Responding to medical information requests (US only)

    • Addressing complex medical inquiries escalations from local markets

    • Medical Affairs content development (Global & US)

    • The proportion of contribution to the execution of the core deliverables varies based on the size of the team.

  • Participate as a strategic partner with the tumour area indication(s) Global and US Medical Affairs and Commercial colleagues to ensure identification of opportunities and drive appropriate integration of Medical Information staff.

  • Monitor the medical environment and apply scientific expertise in Global and US MI/MA strategy and deliverables, integrated with regulatory and compliance knowledge.

  • Provide analysis of MI trends and application of feedback to content deliverables and proactively provide MI insights back to the organization.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify creative and innovative approaches for leveraging scientific information to meet both business and customer needs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters degree in a relevant scientific field

  • Deep experience in pharmaceutical industry based drug information delivery or equivalent industry experience with experience working with Commercial or Brand Teams

  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication and management

  • Demonstrated expertise in the review of promotional materials

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to apply Global and US, legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements to Medical Affairs activities and drug information delivery

  • Demonstration of strategic thinking

  • Understanding of the information needs for various customer segments, including various markets

  • Experience leading projects and teams

  • Strong leadership skills

Preferred Background:

  • Global medical experience

  • Oncology experience

  • Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD or equivalent)

  • Clinical pharmacy experience with patient care exposure

  • Managed Markets or Health Economics Outcomes Research related experience

  • Team management experience

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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