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Clinical Pharmacologist

Plats Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA Jobb-id R-100920 Datum inlagd 02/22/2021

Do you have expertise and experience in clinical pharmacology, PK, PKPD, Model Informed Drug Development and its application in drug development?  Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that is following the science and turn ideas into life changing medicines? If yes, we have the position for you at AstraZeneca!

This is a global opportunity for an engaged and hardworking individual to join our growing Clinical Pharmacology and Quantitative Pharmacology (CPQP) team at AstraZeneca in Gothenburg (Sweden) or Gaithersburg (US) and contribute as a Clinical Pharmacologist in CPQP, supporting large and small molecule projects across all phases of clinical  development within the therapy area of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism.

AstraZeneca is a world-leading pharmaceutical company, focusing on discovering and developing medicines that make a real difference to millions of patients. Within the Clinical Pharmacology and Safety Sciences (CPSS) function, we have a state-of-the-art CPQP organization with a diverse and uniquely skilled team of clinical pharmacometricians, clinical pharmacology scientists and other experts. You’ll thrive in an environment that inspires innovation, encourages multidisciplinary team-working and collaboration with academia, and rewards original scientific thinking.

What you will do:
Working closely with clinical pharmacometricians, physicians and other scientists, you will apply your expertise and leadership skills to contribute to the strategy of the clinical program and the design and interpretation of clinical studies. You will influence key decisions in early and late phases of clinical development.

In collaboration with clinical pharmacometricians, you will represent CPQP in cross-functional project teams, and be responsible for developing the clinical pharmacology strategy. The work includes integration of relevant data, such as dose information, pharmacokinetics, biomarkers and clinical endpoints within and across studies, compounds and development stages. You will take part in identifying opportunities to apply model informed drug development to accelerate and inform decision making. You will communicate your findings within and outside of AstraZeneca and publish in peer reviewed journals.

Depending on your previous experience and competencies, the level and responsibility of the position may be adjusted and tailored to suit you.

Essential Requirements:

Clinical Pharmacologist

  • PhD degree preferred, M.Sc. or Pharm.D. required, with 0-3 years relevant experience.

  • Background in, and a clear understanding of clinical pharmacology aspects of drug development, preferably in both a small and large molecule settings

Senior Clinical Pharmacologist

  • PhD degree preferred, M.Sc. or Pharm.D. required, with 3-6 years relevant experience.

  • Background in, and a clear understanding of clinical pharmacology aspects of drug development, preferably in both a small and large molecule settings

Essential for the role:

  • Solid knowledge of pharmacokinetics, its clinical application and regulatory context

  • Knowledge and experience in use of PK and PKPD modeling applied to life sciences

  • Biological understanding of disease and drug action

  • Good oral and written communication skills

Desirable in the role:

  • Track record in creating and delivering on clinical pharmacology strategies of both small and large molecules

  • Recognized clinical pharmacology expertise demonstrated by scientific publishing in the field of clinical pharmacology

  • Early and late phase clinical development experience

Why AstraZeneca?
At AstraZeneca, when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial – finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey in finding new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together!

Does this sound like your next challenge? Apply today!

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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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