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Medical Manager, Oncology

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-144896 Date posted 31/07/2022

Medical Manager, Oncology

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

AstraZeneca Oncology is driven by the vision that for a patient with cancer, every day matters. We aspire to redefine the cancer-treatment paradigm and have a broad pipeline of next-generation medicines that are focused principally on lung, breast, ovarian, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and haematological cancers.

This Medical Manager is a scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expert responsible for providing medical and scientific leadership initially for AstraZeneca’s Oncology pipeline. You will be responsible for gathering insights through scientific exchange with our medical and scientific community, consistent with AstraZeneca medical objectives to ultimately guide decision on our pipeline compounds. As a key member of the oncology medical team, you will be responsible for creating the early medical strategy for our pipeline compounds and indications. The role will see you work on clinical development programs which have a proof of concept and have moved toward a registrational study design and development. You will  need to possess an agile mindset to support activities across multiple tumour types.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading cross functional efforts to ensure key communication priorities and data gaps are captured from global and regional teams and shared with local stakeholders

  • Provide medical expertise by being a subject matter expert on emerging data for our pipeline compounds based on scientific publications and data from congresses

  • Shaping medical strategy and tactical plans for AZ’s oncology pipeline

  • Liaise with regional and global team for planning and development of medical resources that can be utilised locally to gauge insights to shape the medical strategy for our pipeline

  • Gather insights through meetings with Key External Experts (KEEs) with discussions focused around our clinical trial design, patient journey and the competitive landscape

  • Providing scientific expertise to support early alignment on our regulatory and health economic submissions

  • Ability to lead and execute meetings with KEEs including advisory boards, round table meetings and small group consultancy meetings

To be successful you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (ex: Medicine, Pharmacy or disease related science) and/or extensive experience within the Medical Affairs function of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge and relationships with relevant customer segments and market dynamics

  • Demonstrated success in building strong external and internal relationships through strong communication, influencing and collaborative networking skills, along with self-driven motivation to strive and achieve

  • Experience with basic research, drug discovery, drug development and KOL interactions.

  • Demonstrated expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences including external experts

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills and demonstrated project/team/cross-functional leadership

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to self-manage

  • High level analytical and conceptual thinking

  • Previous experience in oncology would be highly regarded

If you are passionate about patients, have experience and knowledge of Oncology products and market, and enjoy being part of a fun and driven culture this is an ideal opportunity!

Apply now to register your interest in this exciting position.

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 a seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Sharmia Bakar or Rob Smith. External applications close Sunday 14th August.

Where can I find out more?

10000958 E MAGE International

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