Medical Affairs Lead - Breast Cancer
Medical Affairs Lead - Breast Cancer
Competitive Salary & Benefits
At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As Medical Affairs Lead – Breast Cancer, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific abilities in making a positive impact on patients’ lives. The team you’d be joining is dynamic, forward looking and has an industry leading set of existing and pipeline products!
We are committed to advancing the science of oncology to deliver life-changing medicines to people most in need. Our broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused on the disease areas of: breast, ovarian, lung, GI/Genitourinary and haematological cancers, using four key scientific approaches: immunotherapy, tumour drivers and resistance mechanisms, DNA damage response, and antibody-drug conjugates.
Our ambition is to eliminate cancer as a cause of death through scientific discovery and collaborations.
Our UK Marketing Company (UKMC) is responsible for the marketing of our medicines in the UK. Here you’ll also find colleagues from AstraZeneca’s corporate functions and our European and International regions’ sales and marketing teams. As a member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), all of our sales, marketing and communications activities are subject to the ABPI Code of Practice. If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.
It has been agreed that the UKMC head office will move from Luton to Pancras Square, London in early 2022. This role will be initially based in our Luton office, until this move takes place.
Our move to Pancras Square offers us the strongest possible platform to transform the lives of patients in the UK, as the country’s leading biopharmaceutical company. The move will bring the UK Marketing Company closer to customers, partners and stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare environment, as well as foster greater collaboration with the wider AZUK footprint.
If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do by joining us on this exciting journey and believe you can contribute to this bold ambition – join us!
- To lead the Medical input to business strategic and operational planning for Breast Cancer, including development of the Medical Affairs plans
- To lead delivery of clinical insight, customer focus and clinical governance into Medical and Business Unit objectives
- To deliver Therapy Area /Brand objectives as outlined in Brand Medical Plans
- To develop and deliver pre-, peri- and post-launch medical plans and activities with the wider medical team (including Breast Cancer Medical Affairs Manager and Medical Science Liaisons)
- To act as the medical compliance expert for the team (ABPI code of practice)
- Work collaboratively with both the AZ Business Unit Team and where required, colleagues in external partner companies.
- Act to ensure GCP requirements are fully complied with and in line with the local Quality Management System (QMS) SOP and all other AZ policies and Standards, including the ABPI Code of Practice
Qualitifications and Experience:
- Registered Physician (preferably GMC) or Pharmacist (General Pharmaceutical Council)
- Higher Degree in Oncology (e.g. PhD and MSc Oncology) together with considerable experience in Oncology, ideally in Breast Cancer.
- Track record of leadership across the medico-marketing interface
- Prior experience in a Medical Affairs role – a minimum of 2-years for exceptional candidates is expected.
- Proven expertise in the ABPI Code of Practice
- Extensive patient and customer insight through experience of working with the NHS
- Proven ability to interact with external customers
- Evidence of effective team working and accountability
- It is mandatory for the performance of this role to hold or successfully acquire Nominated Signatory status. You are required to gain Nominated Signatory status within 6 months of commencing your role. You are also required to pass re-validation testing every 12- 24 months or as requested
- Member/Fellow of a Royal College of Physicians/Surgeons/GPs or the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Technical expertise in the allocated disease/therapy area, ideally in Breast Cancer
- Extensive experience of the pharmaceutical industry
Open Date: 24/03/2021
Close Date: 23/04/2021
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