Senior Director, Pathology, Computational Pathology
Do you have expertise in the implementation and development of computational pathology solutions; and a passion for the delivery of Scientific Leadership in the application of computational pathology? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
Welcome to Computational Pathology Munich, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: After-work events, Lunch & Learns, Bright and spacious environment, Sustainable office working environment, Networking events, family and childcare support and of course the Alps around the corner for hiking, biking and skiing.
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’re brave disruptors – entrepreneurial, courageous and pioneering in our approach. Here you have the opportunity to step up, take personal accountability and lead changes in our ever-evolving environment.
With pace and drive, comes trust that we will get it done. Embrace the freedom to create and expand your horizons. Always backed and supported by pioneering leaders, this is the place to build a world-class career that’s meaningful and rewarding. Here we’re on a journey to becoming digitally-enabled, to discover new ways of offering better solutions to our patients. Join the team with a vision to use data as a tool, to build a better, deeper, more personal understanding of the people we’re helping. To ultimately deliver better outcomes for them – through dynamic omnichannel content, personal relationships and experience.
What you’ll do
Provide pathological expertise and scientific leadership in the development and implementation of computational pathology solutions to support early and late-stage clinical drug development and drive AstraZeneca leadership in the application of computational pathology
Lead and provide strategic steer and support to imaging operations teams for expert or quality review of histopathology images, QC report review and general histopathology questions
Participate and contribute technical and strategic expertise as member of cross functional project teams in the design, validation and construction of training and validation data to develop computational pathology capabilities and applications.
Collaborate with high-functioning multidisciplinary teams to analyze and interpret data, especially in context with other clinical data and drive the multimodal integration of pathology data with other data sources
Support software development teams in the development of image/data analysis solutions and products, the digital pathology portal platform through active participation in the testing of these tools and technology
Attend scientific meetings as active member of the computational pathology community, publish scientific results, and contribute to educational seminars
Develop strategic and research partnerships with leading academics and leverage the pathology KOL network
Lead, direct and advocate for the Pathology department:
Drive improvement of team efforts, uphold scientific rigor of processes and deliverables, ensure high quality and efficiency of workflows, and communications
Conduct performance reviews, further employee growth, and ensure infrastructure needs are proactively met for the team personnel
Identify and recruit talent, set and communicate team / individual objectives to achieve high performance and regularly report to the Translational Medicine leadership team on the progress
Oversee and deliver internal training as needed with relation to histopathology and assist with the development of support materials
Keep up to date with changes in medical and scientific training and standards and provide expert advice with regard to the development of digital pathology and provide leadership for the recommendation, adoption, and implementation of new technologies
Conduct all work under applicable regulatory guidelines; read, review, and comply with company SOPs, company best practices and company policies
Essential for the role
Minimum 5 years of experience in a global pharmaceutical industry in Translational Sciences and / or Clinical Development with demonstrated successful track record
Experience in pathology and clinical informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as applied to digital pathology research or practice required
Experience in applying digital tissue analysis techniques for immuno-histochemistry, multiplex immuno-fluorescence, and/or spatial-omics approaches
Interest in developing cutting edge computational pathology approaches
Proven expertise at engaging scientific leaders and other key stakeholders
Ability to lead and collaborate in cross-functional teams in an international matrix environment
Strong leadership skills with ability to influence laterally
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to build strong relationships internally and externally
Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements
Desirable for the role
MD with anatomic pathology specialty board certification or eligibility required (active medical license not required).
Close date: 07/11/21
Competitive salary & benefits
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.
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 Louise Bennett
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