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Manager, Oncology Diagnostics - South Central

Местоположение Даллас, Техас, США Идентификатор вакансии R-105317 Дата публикации 04/14/2021

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. As a Manager, Oncology Diagnostics in the South Central region - TX, OK, NM). You'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. North American Commercial is the 'face' of AstraZeneca and MedImmune to our many healthcare clients. They represent many of the most well recognized and respected products in the industry, and build strong relationships with healthcare professionals.

AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As the Diagnostic Manager for the South Central District, you will leverage your current diagnostic market and clinical test market experience that will make an impact within a large, global pharmaceutical company. This is a newly developed group with an exciting start-up, entrepreneurial feel that will provide a position of treatment options for patients.

You will ensure the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey. An important element of this role is therefore to work collaboratively with the regional sales team and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway developing tailored testing solutions as needed. You will work in appropriate coordination with the Field Sales Team, Medical Scientific Liaisons, and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of clinical operational issues on the testing pathway and developing tailored appropriate testing solutions as needed.

You will Identify and develop relationships with, scientific experts: Laboratory decision makers, Pathologists, Oncologists and Molecular Pathologists, share appropriate, approved, educational information on diagnostics to the heads of clinical Laboratories and their staff, deliver highly technical data presentations, and educate on the need for diagnostic quality assurance (QA) programs. In addition, you will Identify barriers to testing through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, and Health Care Professionals (HCPs), develop strategies to support and educate on appropriate testing, adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, The US Policy Handbook, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for your role.

Essential Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree; preferably an Advanced degree in life sciences, medical or pharmacy degree
  • Documented success in diagnostic market and clinical testing market; preferably in Oncology
  • Expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)

Desirable Requirements

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payors, providers
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic test regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long term needs, constructively resolve issues
  • Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership
  • Ability to travel with geographic territory (percentage varies with geography)

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, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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

Where can I find out more?

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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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