Diagnostics Liaison - Quebec/Atlantic
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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 Senior Manager, 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 execute on 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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