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Director Medical Alignment - DDR/Lung

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs in Oncology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Director, Medical Alignment - DDR/Lung role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then youre our kind of person.

AstraZenecas 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 five key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, HER2 and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Job Description:

The Director of Medical Alignment (DMA) for DDR/Lung is a strategic member of the Core Medical Team. The DMA is accountable to ensure design and execution of the integrated Medical Plan, and for ensuring alignment of US Medical Affairs scientific activities in support of the overarching brand objectives. The DMA demonstrates leadership and delivers strategic thinking in collaborating with and influencing internal stakeholders, including brand team, cross-functional leads, field medical, and global. The DMA also leads external scientific expert engagement planning and implementation.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the strategic alignment across Medical Affairs Functional Areas as well as align with the global and commercial teams regarding the medical plan
  • Represents Medical Affairs on brand team
  • Responsible for strategic alignment of Medical Affairs ESE engagement Plan
  • Lead strategy and alignment of medical affairs at congresses
  • Responsible for the delivery of medical and scientific insight back to the Business and to formulate/modify medical affairs strategy plans as appropriate
  • Lead the US medical affairs strategy, alignment and execution of launch plans for new products and indications
  • Responsible for developing Medical Affairs Advisory Board plan and accountable for execution of plan
  • Plan and manage Medical Affairs budget
  • Responsible for the optimal and appropriate use of medical resources
  • Lead cross-functional project teams in support of medical affair brand strategy


    Essential Requirements:




    • Advanced degree in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biological sciences or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of prior Industry experience, preferably in Medical Affairs
    • Ability to independently lead, initiate, manage, develop and deliver initiatives/projects
    • Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, and field medical activities
    • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
    • Demonstrated experience with developing and executing strategic plans
    • Experience in engaging with external experts
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in a matrix organization
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills while demonstrating strategic thinking, leading and delivering outcomes
    • Highly developed written, verbal and presentation skills
    • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)
    • High Emotional Intelligence with self-awareness and strong interpersonal skills
    • Results driven, customer service orientation

      Desirable Requirements:

      • Doctorate in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Biological sciences, or equivalent experience
      • Experience in developing and maintaining External Experts relationships
      • Experience in navigating complex business challenges
      • Experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs
      • Working knowledge of FDA requirements
      • Knowledge and/or expertise in disease or therapeutic area

        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 were 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 cant wait to hear from you.

        Where can I find out more?

        Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

        Follow AstraZeneca on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/astrazenecacareers/

        Follow AstraZeneca on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astrazeneca_careers/?hl=en

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