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Regional Medical Advisor - Bangalore

Location New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India Job ID R-200089 Date posted 19/05/2024


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization 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.

1. The Regional Medical Advisor (RMA) engages medical / scientific experts in in-depth medical / scientific product or disease area discussions, and delivers presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global / local Medical Affairs plans (and in line with the TA and brand strategy)
2. The RMA acts as an educational resource to internal stakeholders, providing medical / scientific knowledge, training, and support to internal stakeholders on AZ's marketed products and compounds in development.


Develop a strong local KOL network

▪ Jointly develop the market/local KOL engagement plan with other MSLs, identify and segment KOLs according to their scientific interest and related affiliations and build the KOL network pre- and post-launch

▪ Engage with KOLs using deep scientific expertise and knowledge of AZ's TA marketed products and compounds in development

Support clinical trials and investigator engagement

▪ Provide support to the Global Medicines Development (GMD) team on clinical site identification and patient recruitment for Phase I, II & III studies

▪ Create opportunities to complement existing flow of clinical data for AZ's TA products in line with stakeholder needs, i.e., by identifying pre-clinical, clinical and post-marketing study investigators in alignment with the Development Plan, and engaging in discussions on the ISS Programme with potential investigators

▪ Provides support to the internal Global Medicines Development (GMD) team on clinical site identification

Engage in scientific exchange

▪ Engage with the medical / scientific community in a highly credible, balanced/objective way, representing AZ's dedication to and excellence in science

▪ Prepare and give relevant high level medical science presentations at congresses, symposia and scientific meetings

▪ Provide support for content development, agreeing agendas and delivery of effective clinical presentations e.g., advisory boards

▪ Help to develop medical science literature, i.e., write, edit and publish scientific articles and papers

Build capability of other internal and external stakeholders

▪ Act as a subject matter expert for external clinical / scientific stakeholders

▪ Help to build stakeholders' understanding about potential solutions to their needs, e.g., extended access programmes, approaches to diagnostic testing, etc.

▪ Respond to unsolicited stakeholder inquiries and provide focused, balanced and objective clinical / scientific information that supports the safe and appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s currently available products, including questions regarding off-label uses, and products under development, when appropriate to do so

▪ Act as an educational resource to internal stakeholders

▪ Support the sales force and other departments with medical science information (e.g., disease and treatment) and training

▪ Effectively gather, analyse, synthesise and forward relevant new knowledge and meaningful insights about the external scientific / medical / regulatory environment to internal colleagues

▪ Provide internal stakeholders with actionable items related to brand strategy and GMD based on stakeholders’ perspectives

▪ Review promotional and scientific documents for content accuracy and compliance

Be compliant

▪ Successfully complete all training requirements, including product examinations and certifications

▪ Comply with all external regulations and internal policies

▪ Ensure understanding of the AZ Global MSL Guide, AZ Code of Ethics, External Interactions Policy and Standards, and Publications Policy along with relevant local industry codes of conduct

Individual capabilities

Business Acumen

Understands, and applies knowledge of AstraZeneca’s objectives, strategy and value chain, the external business environment (both within and beyond the pharmaceuticals industry) and the fundamentals of running a successful business including financial management. Uses this understanding to shape activities and decision-making, and to navigate within the business and help achieve AstraZeneca’s goals.

Impact and Influence

Anticipates and responds to the needs of others in order to achieve an appropriate outcome by being sensitive to the impact on others and able to modify an approach to influence the outcome of dealings with different people.

Problem solving and decision making

Able to analyze problems to identify the key issues that need action and consider options from a variety of angles in order to identify an innovative solution. Understands the criticality of evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and using this to guide future decisions. Ability to work under pressure and with short timelines, being resourceful and tenacious in approaching problems and leveraging all available sources for developing solutions.

Self Confidence

Possesses confidence in one’s ability to meet challenges and make the right decisions. Acts independently, is willing to take on challenges, able to say no to stakeholders when necessary.

▪ MBBS/MD-Pharmacology

▪ Sound knowledge of basic research, drug discovery, drug development, clinical environment
▪ Experience in pharmaceutical industry, health care or research environment
▪ Proven ability to understand, assimilate and communicate scientific information
▪ Proven track record to engage and develop lasting relationships with key thought leaders in complex clinical environments
▪ Existing network within the TA ecosystem, with proven ability to influence decision making processes in an ecosystem with multiple influential stakeholders
▪ Proven demonstration of successful working in complex cross functional teams

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.

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 apply to this post and we will revert back to you.


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