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Medical Director, Lung Cancer Strategy (US Medical Affairs)

Plats Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA Jobb-id R-099912 Datum inlagd 02/06/2021

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.

Oncology is a strategic priority and rapidly growing business for AstraZeneca. Lung Cancer is our prioritized tumor type where we not only have a strong presence and leadership but where we have a bold ambition to leverage the same and drive towards a cure for these patients. We are making considerable progress to deliver on this by working along with our stakeholders and with our best in class assets are delivering unprecedented outcome improvements for these patients in late-stage and early-stage disease with indications on the market as well as a fast-delivering LCM program. We are accelerating these efforts further through a robust clinical development program (CDP) for new assets with new approaches like MRD and adaptive interventions. Our broad and rich CDP and approach in Lung Cancer positions us well to continue our leadership in this space and deliver a cure for these patients as our ultimate goal.

As a Lung Cancer Strategy Director, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to further our agenda on doubling the 5-year survival rate by successfully bringing these new assets to commercialization. The role has leadership accountabilities that are critical to the delivery of AZ business objectives and portfolio value targets. Working with the US Franchise Heads to collaborate across the AZ Lung Cancer Franchise, you will be a critical part of the US Franchise Team and enable the cross-functional teams to successfully deliver on specific commercial leadership and accountability for these key late-stage assets for Lung Cancer & beyond.

The Role:

In this role, you will oversee the above brand lung cancer strategy for AZ Oncology US Medical Affairs across franchises (Immuno-Oncology, TKIs, ADC). You will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams within medical affairs and with the R&D and commercial functions to develop and implement strategies across lung cancer in order to optimize the delivery of our portfolio of oncology drugs to clinical practice.

The role will be responsible for developing and driving the medical affairs vision of our Lung Cancer strategy by collaborating directly with brand teams across franchises, Medical, Diagnostics, Market access and other supporting functions in OBU.

The role is positioned as a great platform for a high potential enterprise talent to immerse in a key Oncology tumor type, understand development to commercialization approach, learn about US TA level strategy & delivery work that will have a broad impact with short to long term deliverables across functions and franchises

Major Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for pull-through of overall Medical Affairs elements of Lung Cancer strategy working across franchises

  • Analyze and conceptualize a strategy with the judgment, and skills to influence, set direction, generate alignment, as well as prioritize and balance short-and-long-term needs in a changing landscape

  • Drive key clinical practice shaping initiatives to support delivery of above brand/ above franchise initiatives in support of Lung Strategy

  • Work as the US medical lead for Lung Ambition Alliance team to harness synergies in having an external impact through LAA and AZ strategy execution

  • Serve as the key point of contact between US and Global lung strategy teams to foster a collaborative and streamlined approach

  • Serve as the key point of contact for the lung cancer studies delivery with R&D and the SWAT, working with these teams to prioritize and coordinate effective drug evidence delivery

  • Support and coordinate Oncology Franchise Heads and the Lung Cancer Core strategy group to shape and deliver the overall lung cancer strategy and the medical affairs plan

  • Represent US Medical Affairs input and support running the Medical Affairs steering committee for Lung Cancer Strategy

  • Communicate and lead scientific exchanges with senior lung cancer experts internally and externally in order to support acceleration and appropriate delivery of lung cancer portfolio.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in biological sciences and or medical training (Ph D., MD., PharmD)

  • Subject Matter Expert in the oncology drug development process; specifically in lung cancer preferred

  • Analysis and fact-based decision-making in a competitive and changing landscape

  • Experience in developing, planning, and tactically delivering short-and-long-term strategic plans in medical affairs

  • Executing based on qualitative data in a bio-pharmaceutical environment;

  • Working with scientific and industry leaders to gather insights and opinions to shape strategy

  • Working cross-functionally between all key areas of the drug development process (R&D, Commerical, RWE, etc)

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, 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 of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

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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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