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Medical Educator

Location San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica Job ID R-062517 Date posted 10/02/2019

Job Description / Capsule

Field-based Medical Affairs position responsible for ensuring clinical practice leaders (e.g., community health care professionals, advanced practice providers, and diverse healthcare decision makers) have the disease awareness and product understanding to support the safe and effective use of AstraZeneca medicines.  The Medical Educator role supports post-approval products and advocates for evidence-based product differentiation and changes in medical practice.  This role works closely with field-based customer-facing roles in Medical Affairs (e.g., Medical Science Liaison) and Commercial (e.g. sales representatives and first line sale managers). 

Typical Accountabilities

•Develops scientific partnerships with community healthcare professionals, advanced practice providers, and diverse healthcare decision makers to ensure the safe and effective use of AstraZeneca marketed products

•Delivers disease education programs and product information within assigned therapeutic area; advocates for evidence-based product differentiation and changes in medical practice, including guideline implementation

•Removes scientific barriers to enable the sales organization to effectively promote AstraZeneca products

•Responds to unsolicited requests for product information from clinical practice leaders submitted through the commercial organization

•Supports promotional speaker program through training promotional speakers and serving as a speaker

•Delivers sales training on assigned products to enhance sales representatives’ scientific knowledge and understanding

•Gathers scientific insight from clinical practice leaders to shape brand strategies

•Participates in Key Account Management meetings at local/community healthcare institutions and accounts

•Serves as an expert on products within assigned therapeutic area; maintains up-to-date knowledge at all times

Education, qualifications, competencies, skills and experience:

-Pharmacist, Physician’s Degree

-English is a must

-Strong interpersonal and communication skills

-Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally

Highly desirable

Microsoft Office Proficient

Thorough knowledge or experience of the pharmaceutical industry

According to the company policies, the candidate must prove that there are no situations that generate a conflict of interest (COI) for the company. The non-existence of COI is considered as an objective requirement of the position. To know beforehand the weightings of COI contained in the policies of the company, consult the Human Resources Department.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.



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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