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Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader - TDR Franchise - Oncology

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-110099 Date posted 05/08/2021

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 diseases.


We’re all here to make an impact – to achieve our bold ambition of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our commitment means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease.


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.

A high-performing team within a global, growing organisation – our culture is one of openness and transparency, fused with ambition and drive. A supportive and trusting place to grow your career, each of us is empowered to take a tailored approach to our development, driving the pace and direction.

Come and be part of a talented, cross-functional team working together to improve lives and make the biggest possible impact for patients, science and society.


AstraZeneca is looking for a Global Medical Affairs Leader in the global targeted therapies lung team. In this role you will be responsible for confidence and evidence activities supporting EGFRm NSCLC, reporting directly to the Head of the brand.

  • Participate in the development and delivery of the medical confidence and evidence strategies aligned to the therapeutic area medical strategy within the oncology lung portfolio

  • Garner insights form multiple stakeholders (external opinion leaders and internal commercial, medical and R&D teams) to inform shaping of the target product profile

  • Contribute to the confidence and evidence strategies/ plans and ensure they align with the publication plan

  • Deliver assigned elements of the global medical confidence activities (e.g. advisory boards,  medical education forums, scientific roundtables, congresses, and symposia) and where relevant represent AZ at these activities

  • Support assigned evidence generation activities- including supporting medical queries from markets, discussions with investigators, communication of study updates to appropriate stakeholders, review of proposals and protocols for externally sponsored research (ESR), under supervision of the head of evidence generation

  • Represent medical at relevant internal meetings (e.g. Global Product Team, Lifecycle Management Team; Global Medical Team meeting) where required

  • Engage and cultivate professional relationships with leading global opinion leaders to drive participation in AZ initiatives/activities

  • Provide appropriate input into the global external scientific research operations team to support academic partnerships and scientific collaborations

  • Liaise with cross-functional study teams on planning, study design and data interpretation of real-world, company-sponsored and collaborative research studies

  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures

Essential Requirements:

  • Advanced scientific degree or medical degree.

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience needed within medical affairs. Oncology experience required.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing medical strategies and plans

  • Experience with key opinion leader engagement

  • Strong understanding of drug development and commercialization processes, including understanding of clinical and real-world outcomes research

  • Proven ability to generate, analyse and interpret clinical trial and published data

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely, on-target and within budget accomplishment of tasks

  • Maintains strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with cross functional teams including development, marketing, and health outcomes

  • Good communication and presentation skills in English

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience in either a global or international medical role

  • Clinical trial and/or safety experience strongly preferred

  • Lung Cancer experience highly preferred

  • Local Market experience highly desired

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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