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Medical Advisor: Asia Area Frontier Markets (Cambodia and Myanmar)

Местоположение Bangkok, Тайланд Идентификатор вакансии R-191126 Дата публикации 04/04/2024

Medical Advisor: Asia Area Frontier Markets (Cambodia and Myanmar)

Hiring Type: (Fixed-term contract)

About us

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a biopharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Job Description

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  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, patient support programs 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

Core duties and Accountabilities

To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input

·Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds. 

·Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.

·Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 1 year prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges

·Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programmes including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications, CMEs to meet identified needs

·To ensure that the Medical Information provided both to external and internal customers is timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced

·Provide local medical expertise to local area/regional brand teams and cocreate a medico marketing plan

To engage  scientific leaders, professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader

  • 40% of time in field is required for engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders engagement.

  • Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way
  • Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies
  • Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area
  • Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders (prominent
  • Liaise with local investigators and the External Sponsored Research organization to support research initiatives.
  • Internally communicate competitive intelligence

Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

·Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research

·Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies

· Initiate research discussions, for example NIS, with customers to develop studies that will fulfil global and local business strategies. (May as part of the review team conduct initial assessment of any ISS proposals)Participate as key member of brand team as strategic partner towards LCM actions including potential business development opportunities

·Support Early Importation Program, Patient Assistance Program, scientific collaboration with medical bodies & share diagnostic landscape

Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products including new registration, new product evaluation and life cycle

  • Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and  treatment options
  • 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

  • Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings (basic science and disease knowledge, drug profile, clinical data) to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers:
  • 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…]

  • Accountable for ensuring Promotional Compliance: Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and ensure all material is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA code
  • If appropriate to market, Ensure that Pharmacovigilance activities meet internal SOP and local regulations

·Ensure clinical studies are carried out in accordance with AZ SOPs and cGCP. Support Clinical team to

select appropriate investigators and sites optimising quality, delivery and commercial benefit

  • Aligns with the values and vision of AZ
  • Actively participate/encourage the development of the AZ culture
  • Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures
  • Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)
  • Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts

Personal  development

  • Develop functional capability in the role
  • Communicate, develop and role model AZ culture and AZ Values & Behaviours
  • Develop individual and team accountability
  • Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager using the 70-20-10 principle (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and class room training)
  • Attend & actively participate in learning programmes, training, projects and meetings (where needed)

Essential Requirements

  • A medical degree with  > 3 years of  experience of working in medical affairs preferably in oncology, cardiovascular or metabolic therapies.
  • Interest in a long-term career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good external stakeholder management
  • Well adaptive, be diversify, enjoy working in different cultures
  • An ability to travel for at least 7-10 /month
  • Fluency in English is must

Desirable Requirements

  • Qualified Doctor with MD or 3 years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs

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, childcare leave or sabbatical, 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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