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Womens Cancer Team Regional Liaison Lead, West

Location Wilmington, Delaware, United States Job ID R-067247 Date posted 12/02/2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director, West- you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director is responsible for the execution of Medical Affairs strategy in support of the organization’s business strategy and objectives.  As the West Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director, you are also accountable for leading and managing Field Medical Affairs resources in collaboration with Medical Affairs Leadership.

The Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director will develop and lead field-based Oncology Medical Science Liaison (MSL) teams in support of therapeutic area and brand medical plans.  The Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director will ensure MSL teams deliver customer outcomes through execution of Medical Affairs deliverables for assigned brands(s) and contribute as a member of Medical Affairs workstream(s) representing field and customer perspective. 

Additional accountabilities will include providing guidance on collection of medical insight and communicate actionable items to internal stakeholders as appropriate; lead and manage change initiatives as needed in the field to enable positive business outcomes; serve as a role model fostering personal accountability and ownership of individual and team success; manage performance of direct reports – including recruiting, hiring and retention.

The Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director will also facilitate scientific and skill training as well as professional development for direct reports as while also providing timely feedback and coaching to MSLs to improve performance and business impact.

As the Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director, you will also foster a culture of innovation and collaboration; manage and oversee team financial resources and oversee direct report compliance with all guidelines and policies. This position will work closely with the East Coast Women’s Cancer Regional Liaison Director to deliver the goals and objectives for the Women’s Cancer Team and the other Oncology Field Medical Directors as part of the Field Medical Leadership Team.

Essential Requirements

  • Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry preferably in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development
  • 2+ years’ field team management experience
  • Experience in product launch development and execution
  • Experience with product strategy development and execution
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA requirements
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of health economic principles and clinical trials
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel

Desirable Requirements

  • MBA
  • 3-4 years of pharmaceutical Medical Science Liaison experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in Women’s Cancer (academia, pharmaceutical, or other)

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.



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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