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Primary Care Science Liaison NSW - 12 month contract

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-144866 Date posted 31/07/2022

Do you have experience in a field-based customer facing role?  Would you like to apply your pharmaceutical industry experience into a HCP medical education role? Then this role might be the one for you!


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas –Oncology; Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism; and Respiratory & Immunology. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

At AstraZeneca, we share and are motivated by the same purpose: pushing the boundaries of science in order to deliver life-changing medicines to patients around the world. In short, our work has true meaning. Everything we do is underpinned by our dedication to being a Great Place to Work. We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and know what’s possible with a talented and diverse team that believes in what science can do.


Here we have an exciting vision – to be the leader in Cardiovascular, Renal, Metabolism,Respiratory and Immunology by 2025. We are working to change treatment paradigms across these diseases, through innovative strategies, compelling scientific evidence and differentiated medicines. Every action we take is to enhance patients’ lives. By turning our pipeline into a reality, we provide solutions that improve their experience and health outcomes.

Join an industry-leading Medical Affairs team, generating and communicating compelling medical evidence that changes the practice of medicine for the benefit of patients and shapes the future of AstraZeneca.

What you’ll do
This is a 12 month contract, full time, field-based Medical Affairs position responsible for shaping the primary care health ecosystem in NSW to optimise the patient journey towards prevention, earlier diagnosis and guideline driven disease management. Primary Care Science Liaisons are responsible for developing strategic partnerships with Primary Care Organisations,  general practitioners (GPs) and other clinical practice leaders to support enhanced patient outcomes and the safe and effective use of AstraZeneca medicines.  This role works closely with field-based customer-facing roles in Medical Affairs (e.g. Medical Science Liaisons) and Commercial (e.g. sales representatives and first line sale managers).  

Essential for the role

  • Bachelor’s Degree or working towards a professional qualification and/or

  • Prior experience in a customer facing role

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally .

  • Ability to travel (within state and occasionally interstate)

  • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively

  • Collaborative and growth mindset

Desirable for the role

  • Advanced scientific degree

  • Thorough knowledge or experience of the pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmaceutical sales, marketing and MA Code

  • Understanding of the primary care health ecosystem

  • Business acumen including strategic thinking

  • Clinical experience (e.g., Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Primary Care Physician or related scientific degree)

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.

A place to be at the forefront. From evidence generation and field medical, to launching new medicines, our reputation is unrivalled.

There’s so much opportunity within the organisation right now – as scientific industry leaders our pipeline offers huge growth.

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 then please reach out to Stuart Gates. We welcome your application.

Where can I find out more?

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