Director, Study Management (Oncology) - 12 Month Contract
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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 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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, we’ve been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for 7 straight years. Our collaborative work environment fosters knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a commitment to sustainability, we’re working towards making a meaningful impact where society needs it — health. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected, each impacting the others.
Our dynamic culture truly sets us apart. We support our people every day, focusing on three priorities: employee growth & development, health & wellbeing, and cultivating a vibrant, engaged and energized workplace. Through practical tools, resources, inspiring learning opportunities, and health and wellness support, we are helping our people thrive at work and beyond.
Our Oncology Research and Development Team:
Oncology is driven by speed. Here you will be backed by leadership and empowered at every level to prioritize and make bold moves. Our pioneering approach is identifying and treating patients earlier, focusing on early stage cancer trials and listening and evolving based on their needs.
Join a dedicated Oncology team that’s growing fast and building a strong track record of success. We make bold moves at the cutting-edge. Transforming molecules to change the practice of medicine.
What you’ll do:
Recruit and retain Study Management and Operations personnel
Allocate appropriately skilled Study Management and Operations personnel to study delivery teams to ensure delivery of clinical studies to time, budget and quality standards in accordance with clinical performance targets
Provide expertise and direction to support direct reports with proactive problem/risk identification, solution building and issues resolution to facilitate achievement of objectives on time and to appropriate quality.
Provide a quality review of deliverables of direct reports.
Act as first line support for GCP and AZ processes
As change agents, you drive consistent implementation of globally agreed Clinical Operations and Clinical Development strategies including process and technology related to the delivery of studies.
Promote and encourage innovation and creativity
Work with Hub Directors and Managers to support Capacity Management, achieving accurate resource forecasting, analysis and solution building to efficiently and flexibly resource study teams
Promote and create opportunities for skills development for staff within the projects, drug and non-drug
Contribute to business strategy and streamlining of processes for drug/non drug project or departmental activities.
Contribute actively to hub leadership
Lead and support change by encouraging and supporting a diversity of solutions that are value demonstrated
Promote and encourage communication within and across Hubs and Clinical Operations
Role model and embed a performance driven culture and values
Perform performance management, performance assessment, and provide reward proposals for direct reports
Ensure personnel have been trained and wok within compliance of ethics, company policies and standard procedures
Essentials for the role:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in medical or biological science, or related subject or equivalent qualification or experience.
5 or more years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working with the delivery of clinical studies
Line management experience preferred
An understanding of the therapeutic areas related to AstraZeneca’s products
Comprehensive knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development process
Skills and Capabilities:
Proven leadership promoting motivation and empowerment of others in order to accomplish individual, team and organizational objectives
Leads change with a positive approach to the challenges of change for self, team and the business.
Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and make valuable contributions to the business
Ability to look for and champion more efficient and effective methods/processes of delivering quality clinical trials with reduced budget and in less time.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills
Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a global and regional environment
Commitment to Customers and Integrity
Develops People and Organization
This is the place to make a meaningful impact – on patients’ lives and your personal growth. It’s both rewarding and inspiring, and it’s what keeps us motivated every day.
Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:
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Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!
AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship.You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com.
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.