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【Medical】Manager of ESR Operations, ESR Operations, Evidence & Observational Research, Medical

Location Kita-ku, Ōsaka, Japan Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Job ID R-084049 Date posted 06/11/2020


Manager of ESR (Externaly Sponsored Research) operations is a leadership member of EOR (Evidence & Observational Research) and leading ESR operations team that includes Evidence Delivery Operation Specialist (EDOS), who has the ownership and accountability to ensure the effective delivery and management of entire ESRs planned and delivered in Japan


• Establish ESR operations organization and ensure the sufficient RWE/Project Management capabilities and capacity 
• Hold the ownership of the entire ESR operations and the accountability for delivering ESR contracts/amendments, tracking ESR progress (time/cost/quality), providing operational project management expertise to drive the effective ESR delivery as per the agreed evidence plans
• Accountable for planning and controlling the entire evidence plans and budgets to support EOR Director and TA (Therapeutic Area) heads, and managing the accurate inputs/updates to the business planning
• Manage Contribution review, approval, contracting and payments including the management of relevant systems,  tools and vendors
• Establish collaborative relationships with Local R&D, Medical, Marketing, Regional teams, Other Marketing Companies and Global MEOR (Medical Evidence & Observational Research) to develop AstraZeneca’s approach to meet the evidence needs
• Hold the shared-responsibility in developing organization strategy and capabilities

Manager of ESR operations will report to EOR director.




• > 3years Clinical development experience as CRAs or equivalent and track record of successful study delivery
• Successful line management experience OR track record in developing high performing people / team 
• Experience working with CROs for clinical studies


• Clinical Project Leader/Study Leader experience
• Working both in R&D and Medical (>3 years each)
• Line management experience
• Working experience outside Japan



• Bachelor or master degree in a scientific discipline


• PhD  in a scientific discipline or MD or MPH
• Project management certification



• Leadership & Communication
• Clinical Study Delivery
• Project Management
• External Service Provider (i.e. CROs) Management 


• Study Design, Statistics and Epidemiology
• Medical writing & Scientific Publication



• Practical English communication skill at AZ speaking level 6/TOEIC > 800
• Native Japanese


• Demonstrated English communication skills in Global Team or outside Japan



• Cross-functional Stakeholder management skill


• Proven engagement capabilities ensuring broader business impacts across boundaries





* Osaka is strongly desirable, Tokyo location may be considered for a very strong candidate

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