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Medical Advisor(Oncology)

Location Seoul, Seoul, South Korea Job ID R-177788 Date posted 28/08/2023

Job responsibilities

Medical & Scientific engagement for internal and external stakeholders

1. To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input

Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds.

Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.

Collaborate with MSL to seek input from MSL insights for development of local medical plan.

Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 2 years prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges

Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programmes including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications to meet identified needs

To ensure that the Medical Information provided both to external and internal customers is timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced

Provide local medical expertise to local area/regional brand teams

Provide medical input to phase 1 to 4 study protocols, study feasibility and support operational delivery

Provide Medical expertise to support PSP market research, PASS and ESRO.

2. To engage scientific leaders, professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader

40%(+/-) of time in field is required for engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders engagement

Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way

Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies

Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area

Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders (prominent

Liaise with local investigators and the External Sponsored Research organization to support research initiatives.

Internally communicate competitive intelligence

3. Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research

Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies

Initiate research discussions, for example NIS, with customers to develop studies that will fulfil global and local business strategies. (May as part of the review team conduct initial assessment of any ISS proposals) Participate as key member of brand team as strategic partner towards LCM actions including potential business development opportunities

Develop NIS or registry studies to address unmet medical needs.

Developing partnership with OLs in order to develop their capabilities of conducting medical studies

4. Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products including new registration, new product evaluation and life cycle

Support to develop drug value pack and communicate it to Key Decision Makers

Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and treatment options

Proactive crossfuctional collaboration with regulatory and other teams in drug registration in earlier and broader accessibility aligned to the brand strategy

5. Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product for various functions in an organization as required

Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings (basic science and disease knowledge, drug profile, clinical data) to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers

Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of best practices and new relevant developments is up to date

6. Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation (include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc …)

Accountable for ensuring Promotional Compliance: Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and ensure all material is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA code

If appropriate to market, ensure that Pharmacovigilance activities meet internal SOP and local regulations

Ensure clinical studies are carried out in accordance with AZ SOPs and cGCP. Support Clinical team to select appropriate investigators and sites optimising quality, delivery and commercial benefit

Aligns with the values and vision of AZ

Actively participate/encourage the development of the AZ culture

Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures

Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)

Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts

Personal development

Develop functional capability in the role

Communicate, develop and role model AZ culture and AZ Values & Behaviours

Develop individual and team accountability

Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager using the 70-20-10 principle (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and class room training)

Attend & actively participate in learning programmes, training, projects and meetings (where needed)


Qualified medical doctor or MSc/PhD in bioscience

Medical/Scientific knowledge in the responsible disease area

Interest in a long-term career in the pharmaceutical industry

Excellent presentation skills

An ability to travel

Fluency in English is required


A medical degree with specialization, or appropriate experience, in the required product or disease area

Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs

Knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments (essential for Sr MAM)

Experience of Medical Affairs function within a pharmaceutical industry (essential for Sr MAM)

Experience in relationship and stakeholder management (essential for senior MA)

Project management experience

Team management experience (essential for senior MAM)

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.

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