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Director, Precision Medicine Lead - Chronic Diseases

Location Royston, England, United Kingdom Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden Job ID R-136084 Date posted 14/06/2022

Precision Medicine Lead - Chronic Diseases

Could you provide the scientific leadership in Precision Medicine that enables a world-leading biopharmaceutical company to change the way healthcare is delivered to individual patients?

At AstraZeneca, we’re looking for Precision Medicine Leads to join our Precision Medicine and Biosamples department.

Join a place built on innovation and creativity, where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

We’re focused on providing medicines that make a real difference to patient care, and precision medicine is at the heart of our commitment to patient centric science and innovation.

Using innovative diagnostic tests to evaluate individual responses to treatments, we aim to select appropriate and optimal therapies for patients who will benefit from them most. We apply precision medicine approaches across all therapy areas (TAs), and in over 85% of drug projects in our pipeline, which sets us apart from our competitors.

In Cambridge (Melbourn Science Park), UK or Gothenburg, Sweden , you’ll be working alongside some of the brightest scientific talents in a vibrant, creative environment. With unrivalled facilities, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in your work, advance your career and contribute towards scientific excellence. It’s a place that inspires innovation and where research-led ideas are turned into new medicines that make a real difference in healthcare.

As well as thriving in our multidisciplinary setting, you’ll be able to work collaboratively with external diagnostic companies and world-class research institutes.

What you’ll do

You’ll be a member of the Biopharmaceutical Precision Medicine Unit driving precision medicine across a wide range of chronic disease areas

Your objective will be to ensure that complementary & companion diagnostic tests, or equivalent patient segmentation tools, are delivered to drug projects. This will entail implementing the strategy agreed with early and late stage project teams and managing precision medicine activities comprising scientific & technical aspects of test development, test deployment into clinical trials, enabling regulatory & intellectual property strategies and financial tracking.

Providing expert advice on strategic precision medicine approaches and diagnostic development to product teams, you will be instrumental in ensuring that we adopt world-class practice in the field to increase the likelihood of successful drug launch and return on investment. You will explore and bring in new technologies to push the boundaries of diagnostics in chronic disease and help to establish AstraZeneca as the world leading Precision Medicine Company.

Essential for the role

  • PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject

  • Experience in the development of complementary and companion diagnostic tests, or patient segmentation tools, and their implementation in clinical studies

  • Evidence of delivery and experience of precision medicine approaches & diagnostic development

  • Understanding of the regulatory environment for companion/complimentary diagnostics

  • An understanding of any relevant chronic disease area

  • Excellent skills in communication, stakeholder influencing, programme management

  • Significant understanding of the multidisciplinary functions involved in diagnostic development

Desirable for the role

  • Experience of developing diagnostic tests, regulatory interactions and test commercialisation

  • Record of publications and strong external reputation in the precision medicine field

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Precision Medicine Lead to join a strong team at the forefront of precision medicine science, to innovate and support the portfolio of a major pharmaceutical company that has science at its heart and a strong pipeline whilst being based in the wonderful city of Gothenburg, Sweden or Cambridge, UK.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey. 

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

If you are interested, please apply now!

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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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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