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Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology - Breast Cancer

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job ID R-116574 Date posted 09/09/2021

Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology – Breast Cancer

Fantastic opportunity to join AstraZeneca and to expand your skills and experiences to the next level!

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Bio-Pharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca Oncology, you can be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness and maximising the lifecycle. By leveraging our commercialised portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment.

We are currently looking for a Senior Medical Science Liaison, Oncology – Breast Cancer to join our Medical Affairs team. This role will preferably be based in VIC however we are open to both VIC and NSW candidates.

What you’ll do

You'll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to build a positive impact on changing patients' lives. Reporting to the Senior Medical Manager, you will provide actionable information that enhances the value and appropriate use of AstraZeneca's products to internal stakeholders; respond to Health Care Professionals (HCP) inquiries to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of AstraZeneca's products. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Act as a subject matter expert/resource for internal and external stakeholders. This includes the participation in cross functional team meetings and the generation of medical, evidence and other strategic plans.

  • Engage in peer-to-peer level dialogue with key HCP’s and deliver appropriate clinical/scientific information that differentiates AstraZeneca products from those of other companies

  • Respond to unsolicited customer inquiries and provide focused and balanced clinical / scientific information that supports the safe and appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products and services.

  • Provide scientific/clinical support and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Identify and establish relationships with key customers and other scientific thought leaders for engaging them in ongoing scientific dialogue on AstraZeneca products and compounds in development

  • Effectively identify, gather, analyse, synthesise and forward relevant new knowledge about the external scientific/medical/regulatory environments to internal stakeholders

  • Develop peer-level relationships with medical and scientific experts, including Healthcare Professionals and other key external stakeholders (payers, regulators etc) consistent with Medical objectives

  • Adherence to internal processes and external regulations including but not limited to clinical trials, promotional activity (e.g. Medicines Australia Code of Conduct) and pharmacovigilance activities to meet internal SOP and local regulations.

Essential for the role

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (ex: Medicine, Pharmacy or disease related science) and/or extensive experience within Medical (i.e MSL, MM)

  • At least 2 years as an MSL or 3 years of relevant external-facing experience from other functional areas such as clinical, or sales.

  • Proven execution of medical affairs external facing projects e.g. advisory boards, local medical education, ESRs.

  • Mastery of their respective Therapy Area (as assessed by the line manager and other relevant feedback).

Desirable for the role

  • U.Tas Medicines Australia Code of Conduct course

  • Master’s degree/PhD/PharmD  in a scientific discipline or MD and extensive experience within Medical and previous team management experience; MBA

  • Extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments

  • Experience in product launch or strategy development and execution

  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication

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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