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Medical Advisor Oncology, Finland – AstraZeneca Nordic Marketing Company

Location Finland Job ID R-085740 Date posted 07/03/2020

Do you want to transform the lives of patients by taking a vital role 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 turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

As part of AstraZeneca the Nordic Marketing Company (Nordic) employs around 400 people across 5 countries and has offices located in Södertälje, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. By 2025 AstraZeneca Nordic aims to become a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and improve the lives of millions of people. This will be achieved by driving innovative science, preparing launches, building close collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders in health care systems, and developing high-performing teams.

Within AstraZeneca's Nordic marketing organization we have the opportunity every day to change the patient journey, and improve the lives of people across the planet. Looking at the outside world, we meet in a creative and strategic environment with dynamic cross-border cooperation.

AstraZeneca has a strong and inspiring Oncology pipeline that includes both small molecules and immune therapy. We are therefore looking for you to come and join us as our new Medical Advisor within Gynecological and Breast Cancer. In this role you work closely with colleagues across the Nordic area to execute the Medical Affairs Oncology strategy.

This is a field-based role in Finland, preferred place of residence is Helsinki region but not decisive.  

The role

In the role as Medical Advisor you will play a pivotal role in supporting the strategy and clinical development of our oncology products, contribute to international & regional studies with medical input on feasibility, choice of study centers, site follow up and support. Additionally, you will ensure implementation and conduct of expanded access programs, compassionate use programs, and individual patient supply programs.

A core element in this role is, that you develop long-term professional relationships, build advocacy with, and gain contributions from Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers. Drive proactive and reactive interactions through collecting and sharing medical and scientific knowledge across the oncology portfolio while assuring quality and deliverables are in accordance with written procedures, current legal requirements, and internal standards. 

You provide medical input to both Regulatory Affairs, Health Economics, Pharmacovigilance and Market Access & Reimbursement to support their relevant initiatives.

Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate closely with HCPs, and other experts, to ensure appropriate use of established and future AZ products
  • Contribute in developing study concepts, identify new opportunities, and work closely with national investigators to generate data to help inform clinical practice
  • Work cross-functionally to provide medical input on product strategies, cross functional plans and key deliverables including reimbursement dossiers
  • Collaborate with, and provide medical support to Medical Information and Regulatory Affairs

In order to succeed you have

  • University degree as MD, PhD, MSc in pharmacy or Life Sciences
  • Preferably, more than2 years of experience as a successful Medical Science Liaison or Medical Advisor within oncology
  • Ability to collaborate externally and internally
  • Business-oriented thinking, without compromising the scientific elements of the work
  • Driver’s license required

You must have excellent communication and presentation skills, fluent in both written and spoken Finnish as well as English. You are structured, organized and able to keep deadlines without compromising on quality.

Your proven ability to understand, assimilate, and communicate scientific information to a variety of audiences will be as important for the role as will your high ethical standard and good knowledge in pharmaceutical ethical framework. Proficient knowledge of the Healthcare Systems as well as drug development and commercialization processes in Finland is a strong advantage.

Why AstraZeneca? Our offer to you

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 to our patients is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Learn more about us by visiting our website: https://www.astrazeneca.fi/ and watch our mini-film serie "A life-changing day" on the AZ YouTube channel: bit.ly/2TioMxP

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you. Apply in the link.

More information

For more information about the position please contact: Nordic Medical Team Lead Eli Bergli, Phone: +47 977 52 653, email: eli.bergli@astrazeneca.com

Welcome with your application, in English, no later thanAugust 31, 2020.

Applications will be reviewed continuously throughout the application period.



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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