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Diagnostics Liaison - Ontario

Местоположение Миссиссога, Онтарио, Канада Идентификатор вакансии R-139426 Дата публикации 05/26/2022

About AstraZeneca Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. We pride ourselves on creating a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.

To best support our employees in balancing personal and work commitments,we’ve embraced a hybrid model of workingthat gives employees flexibility in how they manage their time. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.

Our commitment to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking bold action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.

AstraZeneca Oncology

We are shifting the focus from medicines to outcomes – we go beyond treatment to shape the cancer care environment and transform the patient experience. From delivering earlier stage interventions to survivorship, we transform the lives of patients living with cancer.

Be a part of improving lives. This is the time to join the team who is confident that cures for cancer are within our grasp. We are turning the tide on a disease that has remained defiantly resistant to medical advances. Play a central role in the business and it’s only going to get bigger as our evolution continues.

Our diversified portfolio brings exposure to a variety of different areas. It is matched by our global footprint, with opportunities to work with and in different markets or at a global scale.

Our Position

AstraZeneca has one of the biopharmaceutical industry’s most exciting and rapidly expanding Oncology portfolios, spanning both small molecule and biologics research and development. We are developing a comprehensive Oncology portfolio with an emphasis in 4 key platforms: DNA damage repair, Immunotherapy, Tumour Drivers & Resistance and Antibody Drug Conjugates, in 4 core disease areas: Breast, Ovarian, Lung and Hematology.

Several of these drug candidates are targeted therapies that provide benefit to patients with a particular biomarker or genetic mutation, creating a need for concurrent development of companion diagnostics in order to identify patients in a timely manner that can benefit from these therapies.

As the Diagnostic Liaison - Oncology, you will report to the Director, Diagnostics – Oncology, and will be a key leader in building a “best-in-class” Oncology capability at AstraZeneca.


  • Use current diagnostics, clinical and/or pharmaceutical testing experience to make an impact identifying appropriate patients for novel first-in-class oncology medicines

  • Ensure timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey

  • Work in full coordination with the Field Sales Team, Medical Scientific Liaisons, and Diagnostics team to carry out tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway and developing tailored appropriate testing solutions

  • Identify and develop collaborative relationships with, scientific authorities: Laboratory decision makers, Pathologists, Molecular Pathologists, Geneticists and Genetic counsellors

  • Champion, creative diagnostics solutions through key account management optimization

  • Deliver technical/lay data presentations and educate on the need for diagnostic quality assurance (QA) programs

  • Identify barriers to testing and develop strategies to inspire change in the diagnostic journey

  • Responsible for collecting and reporting Adverse Events in accordance with AstraZeneca policies and procedures


  • Undergraduate degree; preferably an Advanced degree in life sciences, medical, pharmacy or business

  • Experience in pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics and clinical testing market; preferably Oncology experience

  • Strong communicator with proven presentation skills coupled with project management experience and positive cross-functional team leadership

  • Able to travel when needed (percentage varies with geography)

  • Experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers and thorough knowledge of diagnostic test regulatory environment (preferred)

  • Fluent in French and English, both written and oral

  • Qualified as a fully licensed driver in your province

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AstraZeneca is committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect employees, our customers and the healthcare systems in the communities in which we serve. In an effort to protect the wellbeing of our employees and customers, full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of all positions at AstraZeneca. As such, all offers of employment will be conditional upon either (i) proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or (ii) proof of need for accommodation under relevant human rights legislation, and AstraZeneca’s determination that the requested accommodation can be provided without undue hardship.  You will be required to submit proof of full vaccination or proof of need for accommodation during our background screening process.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination. AstraZeneca is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com

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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