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Sr Medical Director, US Emerging Portfolio and Metabolism

Location Wilmington, Delaware, United States Job ID R-197565 Date posted 16/04/2024

Introduction to role:

Join our industry-leading BioPharmaceuticals team, where our rich and diverse pipeline speaks for itself. As a Sr. Medical Director, you will be a member of the Core Medical Team (CMT), a board-certified physician with significant experience in the cardiovascular, renal and metabolic (CVRM) disease area. You will be accountable for the development and execution of the early portfolio strategy and prioritization. This role requires proactive engagement with internal and external leaders, a strong commercial acumen, and a network of CVRM trialists in general and in the US more specifically.


In this role, you will develop early disease area strategies, provide medical input into brand strategy, build external collaborations, play an integral role in national medical advisory boards and training for external medical/scientific speakers. You will also lead the strategy and development of clinical studies to obtain promotional claims, provide medical review for externally sponsored Research (ESR) proposals, maintain key links into global brand clinical activities, supply medical input into the safety profile of the product, act as medical spokesperson for US Brands as needed, and ensure compliance with all AZ corporate policies.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- Graduate of a recognized medical school and recipient of an MD/DO degree

- Background in academic medicine, clinical research, and familiarity with biostatistics and epidemiology

- Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organization skills

- Ability to travel nationally and internationally. Travel will be ~30% (tbd) of time.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- Board certification/eligibility preferred in Endocrinology or related relevant specialty.

- Strong business acumen, including working knowledge of changing U.S. payer and provider landscape.

- Proven ability to interact productively with both commercial, medical and research colleagues.

- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross functional teams.

- Familiarity with OPDP, PhRMA code, and key regulations in the pharmaceutical industry

- Highest level of ethics and integrity

- Medical Directors preferred to have at least 3 years of pharmaceutical industry or other related areas of experience including Academic Institution

- Experience developing and/or launching a new pharmaceutical product/biologic product in the ideal candidate.

- Broad cross-functional pharmaceutical and cross-functional general management experience

- Minimum 5 years of experience in a strategy-setting role within R&D/Medical Affairs

- Global experience within the pharmaceutical industry

- Working knowledge of FDA requirements

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we use our unique position as medical leaders across our enterprise and the healthcare ecosystem to shape the future of Healthcare. We provide medical leadership across the whole product lifecycle - from advising on Research & Development investment decisions, to leading pre-launch scientific efforts and accelerating evidence-based healthcare changes in the real world. We're hybrids - a fusion of scientific knowledge with business acumen - we know which products are launching, we know the science behind them and their place in real world medical practice. We are networkers and influencers by nature. In our role as scientific ambassadors, we thrive on working with people internally and externally. Medical leaders, we are always striving to transform and shape change to meet the needs of our patients. We enjoy change because it sparks innovation. Whether that's driven by technology or the market. Part of our evolving industry, we need to work faster than ever to maintain our position as industry-leaders. Always open to new ideas, we innovate and apply our creative thinking to develop with new approaches.

Ready to make an impact on patients with our leading pipeline? Apply now!

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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