Regional Medical Advisor - GI Cancers
Regional Medical Advisor- Oncology (GI Cancer), based out at Delhi
Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? 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. At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a biopharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
Be part of redefining our future by thinking and acting differently. Be part of delivering our vision to be the leader in Cardiovascular, Renal, Metabolism, Respiratory and Immunology, Oncology by 2025. We need to build on our heritage and think and act differently to evolve with the healthcare landscape. From becoming a digitally-enabled enterprise to accelerating launches. It means we are forward looking, challenge the status quo, reflect on insights, spot opportunities and act on smart risks.
What you’ll do
As a Regional Medical Advisor, you will be responsible to engage medical / scientific experts in in-depth medical / scientific product or disease area discussions, and deliver presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global / local Medical Affairs plans (and in line with the TA and brand strategy). You also act 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.
Key Duties and Accountabilities
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 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 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
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.
Essential for the role
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
Good Planning and Organisational Skills
Excellent Scientific knowledge
Problem solving and Decision making skills
Ability to develop Strategic Partnerships
Demonstrate AZ Values consistently
Desirable for the role
Relevant 1-2 years of experience in Pharma industry as RMA preferably in Oncology
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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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.