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Global Oncology Director, Medical Communications & Information – Lung TDR

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-200438 Date posted 21/05/2024

With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and usher in what’s next at AstraZeneca.

The Medical Communications & Information Directors will be accountable for supporting planning and owning the delivery of our Medical Information (MI) services for our portfolio asset in Lung TDR. This role is pivotal in ensuring the quality, accuracy, and integrity of our GMI LTO activities, content delivery, and US Medical Legal Review (MLR).

This ONSITE (3 days per week minimum) role will report directly to the Senior Director, Medical Communications & Information based at our Gaithersburg, MD campus.

About this Role:

  • Lead all aspects of scientific responses to medical inquiries, develop medical information materials, and support medical education initiatives.
  • Stay current with the latest scientific developments, clinical data, and treatment guidelines.
  • Contribute to content strategy development and implementation in partnership with GMALs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and timely communication of medical information.
  • Make budget and resourcing decisions with support from senior directors.

Team and People Management:

  • Manage a team of Medical Communication & Information Associate Directors & Managers, including OSP counterparts.
  • Facilitate training opportunities to enhance team skills and knowledge.
  • Participate in onboarding new team members, ensuring smooth integration.
  • Collaborate with MI Insights & Analytics Assoc Director to optimize GMI report delivery.
  • Coordinate with the Training & Transformation Director to maintain clear SOPs and guidelines.

What You Will Do:

  • Implement MI performance indicators aligned to the prioritization framework, including promotional review and scientific messaging consultation.
  • Respond to medical information requests and address complex medical inquiries.
  • Develop Medical Affairs content for both global and US audiences.
  • Leverage insights from the MI Intelligence and Planning team to tailor medical content.
  • Collaborate with other Med Ex functions to align and deliver MI activities according to content strategy.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters (MS, MA, or RPh) plus 5 years in pharma/biotech with commercial or brand teams.
  • 3 years of leadership/management of Medical Information Teams/projects.
  • Expertise in drug information communication, management, and promotional material review.
  • Experience delivering MI services at a global and local level.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy (PharmD, PhD, MD preferred), Pharmacology, science, or equivalent clinical experience plus 2 years experience working with commercial, or brand teams in a pharmaceutical company.
  • Global medical experience.
  • Oncology experience.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience with patient care exposure.
  • Experience in Managed Markets or Health Economics Outcomes Research.

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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