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Medical Manager, Oncology - Lung

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-116720 Date posted 09/09/2021

Medical Manager, Oncology - Lung

Passionate in joining a diverse organisation focused on patients? Fantastic opportunity to join our Medical Affairs team within the oncology – lung space!

About AstraZeneca

Join a place that’s working to fundamentally change the way cancer is treated. Evolving to an outcomes-based model – we go beyond treatment to shape the cancer care environment and transform the whole patient experience. We work holistically, from early diagnosis to survivorship, ensuring no patient is left behind. Each of us believes that by delivering earlier stage interventions with curative possibilities and championing the development of precision combinations, we can transform the lives of patients living with cancer across the world

What you’ll do

Joining our Medical Affairs team as an experienced Medical Manager, you will be involved with building, creating, and enhancing patient lives. This role engages in exchange with our medical and scientific community, consistent with AstraZeneca medical objectives. You will deliver medical strategy and tactical plans for AZ’s lung cancer portfolio, working closely with the MSLs to develop, support and execute field medical strategic plans. Your expertise in collaborating with top tier Key External Experts, scientific & medical peak bodies, and non-government organisations as well as your ability to develop close working relationships with local, regional and global colleagues will be critical to your success in this role.

As an experienced Medical Manager within the oncology space, you will report to the Senior Medical Manager and be involved with responsibilities such as:

  • Delivery of medical strategy and tactical plans for AZ’s Oncology portfolio, specifically focused on Lung Cancer

  • Provide robust input into the internal and external lung cancer/oncology strategy to help shape the future direction of the portfolio

  • Develop and maintain a robust Key External Expert/external bodies management plan

  • Collaboration with top tier Key External Experts, scientific & medical peak bodies, and non-government organisations to help shape the practice of medicine

  • Manage externally sponsored trials and internally led phase 4 or RWE clinical studies

  • Providing scientific expertise for regulatory and market access submissions

  • Acting as a medical expert to ensure compliance with code of conduct across the business

  • Be a valued partner and scientific expert to the marketing and sales teams to support commercial brand strategy

  • Work closely with the field medical teams to contribute and support field medical strategic plans

  • Provide strong project management of medically-led initiatives

  • Partner with and develop close collaboration with regional and global colleagues

  • Partnering with the clinical operations team to facilitate feasibility, support recruitment and manage site and investigator related queries

  • Providing internal training for medical and commercial field teams

Essential for the role

  • Experience working within the oncology therapeutic area and medical affairs in a similar role in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven leadership capabilities; interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Medical Governance and MA Code of Conduct experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, internally and externally

  • Strategic thinking, creative problem solving and project management skills

Desirable for the role

  • Relevant Medical Advisor/Manager experience

  • Qualifications in a relevant scientific area and/or prior clinical experience e.g. MD, PharmD, PhD

  • Experience in product launch or strategy development and execution

  • Proven leadership capabilities; interpersonal and influencing skills

Why AstraZeneca?

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

AstraZeneca in Australia has been formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). As an organisation we stand with confidence on our gender equality initiatives including pay equity, leadership development programs, and zero tolerance for gender-based harassment. This achievement exemplifies our commitment to building high performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across our enterprise, aligned to our values and strategic priority of being a Great Place to Work.

So, what’s next?

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

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours!

  • If you’re curious to know more please reach out to Daniel Kim. We welcome your application.

Where can I find out more?



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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