Therapy Area Medical Lead
Therapy Area Medical Lead
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, having 21 brands for the treatment of diseases in different therapeutic areas like Respiratory , Gastroenterology , Cardiovascular , Diabetes and Oncology. AZ is living a total transformation worldwide through a science-led innovation strategy.
In AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we'll develop you beyond what you though is possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As Associate medical director , you will play a vital role in improving patient's lives in the territory.
An internal and externally facing medical role that provides medical and clinical expertise in priority therapeutic/disease areas and builds AZ scientific leadership. Participates and contributes with medical and clinical expertise in design of Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Brand Strategy. Takes leadership in implementation of Medical Plan/ activities in alignment with Brand strategy. Ensures that the Medical Activities meet the needs of patients and customers. Engages Opinion Leaders in ESRs, scientific exchange meetings and advisory board meetings. Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product or various functions in an organization. May take responsibility as Nominated Signatory medical reviewer for activities and promotional materials. May take responsibility for mentorship of MSL/s in the country. May lead Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance within a particular market
· To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input
o Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds.
o Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.
o Collaborate with MSL to seek input from MSL insights for development of local medical plan .
o Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 2 years prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges
o Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programs including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific, publications, CMEs to meet identified needs
o To ensure that the Medical Information provided both to external and internal customers is timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced
o Provide local medical expertise to local area/regional brand teams
o Provide medical input to phase 1 to 4 study protocols, study feasibility and support operational delivery
o Provide Medical expertise to support PSP market research, PASS and ESRO.
· To engage scientific leaders, professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader
o 40% of time in field is required for engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders engagement
o Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way
o Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies
o Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area
o Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders (prominent
o Liaise with local investigators and the External Sponsored Research organization to support research initiatives.
o Internally communicate competitive intelligence
· Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority Therapeutic Areas (TAs) to meet unmet medical needs
o Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research
o Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies
o Initiate research discussions, for example NIS, with customers to develop studies that will fulfil global and local business strategies.
o Develop NIS or registry studies to address unmet medical needs.
o Developing partnership with OLs in order to develop their capabilities of conducting medical studies
· Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products
o Support to develop drug value pack and communicate it to Key Decision Makers
o Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and treatment options
o Proactive cross-functional collaboration with regulatory and other teams in drug registration in earlier and broader accessibility aligned to the brand strategy
· Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product for various functions in an organization as required
o Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers
o Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of best practices and new relevant developments is up to date
· Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation [include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc]
o Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures
o Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information) Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts
SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES NEEDED
Essential Skills required:
· Scientific Knowledge
o In depth knowledge of TA disease, competitor & brand knowledge
o Knowledge of product pipeline
o Brand & competitor clinical trials
o Market insight
o In depth knowledge on clinical trial process & drug development
o Policies and process knowledge
· Planning & Organization
o OL/Territory planning
o Medical Affairs activity planning
o Project management
o Meeting organization
o KOL management
o Policies and process knowledge
· Communication Skills
o Face to face communication skills
o Group Presentation & training skills
o Expert Group facilitation and moderation skills
o Negotiation skills
· Strategic Partnering
o Act as a scientific collaborator
o Provide strategic input and thought-leadership cross functionally – Brand Strategy, medico marketing plans
o Internal training
o Business Acumen
· Leadership & Coaching
o Coaching in call and group meetings
o Team management
o Performance management
o Recruitment & interviewing
o Talent Management
Essential Experience required :
· Live science/Medical degree (post graduate degree is a plus)
· At least 8 years of HCPs experience within the pharma in Egypt and /or the middle east
· At least 4 years’ experience with people management
· 4 years Medical affairs management experience
· PreferableExperience :
· 2 years Clinical practice experience is a plus
Join Us today,
Applying should be through AstraZeneca Career site.
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 only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.
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.