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Executive Director, Oncology Data Science and Translational Medicine Strategy

Plats Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA London, England, Storbritannien Jobb-id R-193466 Datum inlagd 02/28/2024

Executive Director, Oncology Data Science and Translational Medicine Strategy

Location options: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States | London, United Kingdom


Do you have a strategic mindset, analytical rigor, and collaborative people leadership that enables you to deliver positive outcomes on high-impact projects that will ultimately transform outcomes for cancer patients? Are you looking to demonstrate those skills to help lead the teams that shape our future oncology strategy, portfolio and decision making?

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise.

Within Oncology R&D we are empowered to be bold, take calculated risks and use our intelligence and courage to always follow the science. This approach has enabled us to successfully deliver 7 new Oncology medicines in as many years.

It is the breadth and strength of our innovative pipeline that offers both security and stability. And with the goal to deliver 10 new molecular entities by 2030, it’s up to each of us to drive our industry-leading Oncology pipeline forward and build the future.

Oncology Strategy, Business Development & Alliances (SBDA) Team

Our team sits at the center of Oncology R&D – driving our R&D strategy and addressing the unmet needs and future focus of AstraZeneca’s oncology pipeline. We operate both internally and externally, leading collaboration and acquisition opportunities as well as partnering closely with external alliances.

Responsibilities:

In this role you will report to VP, Oncology Strategy and be accountable for the development of an integrated Oncology Data Science and Translational Medicine strategy as a key part of our Therapeutic Area Strategy (TA Strategy).

What you will do:

  • Apply your detailed understanding of Data Science and Translational Medicine to ensure AstraZeneca is at the cutting edge of both current and future applications
  • Develop a future proof strategy that drives the convergence of Data and AI, enabling faster insight generation from all data types, geographies and sectors
  • Integrate Data Science and Translational Medicine strategies within specific tumor strategies, providing a vision for both the near and longer term
  • Contribute to the development of an integrated clinical strategy across all assets through data driven, actionable insights that advance our industry leading portfolio
  • Collaborate closely with Competitive Intelligence on emerging science and technology to ensure a highly competitive early pipeline and long-term portfolio
  • Help drive and integrate above-asset initiatives and strategies (e.g. Translational Medicine, Precision Medicine, Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence etc.)

How you will operate

  • Develop clear strategic framework / structure to guide teams through complex strategies
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop tumor strategy content (e.g., GPTs, Clinical Development, Discovery, BD, Lifecycle and Pipeline, Competitive Intelligence)
  • Provide strategic guidance to Global Heads of Oncology Data Science, Translational Medicine and Cancer Biomarker Development in addition to other senior leaders

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS and 10 years of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • OR MS/MBA and 8+ years of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • OR PhD or MD and 5+ of experience in life sciences or consulting firm with focus in life science programs
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior executive teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence experienced professionals.
  • Ability to think critically, creatively and to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship management skills with consultative approach and ability to interact and build trust
  • Operational effectiveness, highly organized process with follow through
  • Strong initiative to understand our core business goals and establish processes or programs to set direction, generate alignment and push forward
  • Financial background and understanding of forecasts, budgets, financial activities and tools
  • Resourceful, motivated, influential and proactive; able to prioritize in a fast-growing organization
  • Experience in strategic planning processes and tools
  • Scientific background
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical business (including R&D)
  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan from cross-functional senior leadership team
  • Ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what is next?

If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and passionate about the possibilities, then we want to hear from you!



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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