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Medical Advisor - Oncology (Breast Cancer)

Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-145760 Date posted 12/09/2022

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. We pride ourselves on crafting a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, ambitious thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

To best support our employees in balancing personal and work commitments,we’ve adopted a hybrid model of workingthat gives employees flexibility in how they manage their time. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our dedication to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking ambitious action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

Oncology at AstraZeneca

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 improving the lifecycle. By maximising our commercialized portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment.

Our Position

Are you passionate about scientific discussion? Do you love sharing scientific discovery? Do you want to make a positive impact through your work?

As the Medical Advisor, you will work with hardworking leaders, both internally and externally, focused on making a difference through their work. You will lead medical discussions and positively influence how we build our brand plans to bring new medicines to patients.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Member of Brand/Lifecycle team(s), with participation in the development and delivery of strategic and operational plans

  • Build /develop relationships with Key External Experts (KEEs) and Global Medical Affairs Teams

  • Coach and provide leadership and direction to the Oncology Medical Science Liaison Team

  • Be accountable for the leadership of Oncology Medical Therapeutic Area team, building and delivering aligned Medical Plans

  • Provide medical/scientific support to medical/marketing/regulatory/market access within Canada to plan strategy and achieve approvals (Health Canada, CADTH, PMPRB, PAAB)

  • Collaboration with Site Management and Monitoring (SMM) to ensure trials are delivered on time and within budget.

  • Contribute to the global medical strategy by being an active medical leader on global medical meetings

  • Collaborate with Medical Evidence group to drive review, approval and execution of Externally Sponsored Research projects (ESRs) and Real World Evidence (RWE) projects

  • Deliver scientific training in therapeutic area to colleagues outside of Scientific Affairs (eg sales, marketing, market access)

  • Responsible for collecting and reporting Adverse Events in accordance with AstraZeneca policies and procedures.


  • M.D. or Ph.D. degree

  • 5-7 years of pharmaceutical proven experience, preferably in clinical research and medical marketing.

  • Strong communication skills with respect to relationship building, influencing and engaging with teams

  • Strong decision-making, strategic, and innovative thinking capabilities

  • Good communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

  • Ease in using the latest digital technology

  • Excellent detail orientation and planning skills

  • Previous experience working in Oncology therapeutic area is ideal

  • Bilingualism – French/English is an asset

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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 a crucial 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 that is 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

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