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Primary Care Science Liaison

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-185033 Date posted 16/11/2023

Do you have experience in a customer facing role?  Would you like to apply your communication and interpersonal skills to shape patients diagnosis and treatment journey? 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 permanent, full time, field-based Medical Affairs position responsible for shaping the primary care health ecosystem in SA and NT. Optimise the patient journey towards prevention, earlier diagnosis and guideline driven disease management. Clinical 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, ideally in a Science/Health discipline

  • 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 approx. twice/year 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 Research)

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 Danielle Jones. We welcome your application, no later than December 4th. For tips on your application please visit

Where can I find out more?

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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. 

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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