Cambridge, UK
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
22 Dec
20 Feb expires

Director, Global Oncology Policy

Cambridge, UK
Job Description

As Director of Global Oncology Policy for Endpoints and Pricing & Reimbursement (P&R) reform, you will play a pivotal role in channeling our capabilities to promote the acceptability and appropriate valuation of oncology endpoints. Additionally, supporting access to new treatments for the benefit of cancer patients, healthcare systems, and AstraZeneca.


You'll advise on AstraZeneca’s global policy strategy, guide internal and external resources

and engage externally to help health systems and AstraZeneca succeed in:

  • Understanding the value of innovative medicines in treating cancers when survival endpoints are not (yet) mature or not reliably measurable in clinical trials
  • Accelerating HTA and P&R processes


Together with external partners you'll communicate evidence and argumentation about the appropriateness and value of non-OS endpoints and Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in specific tumor types and lines of therapy relevant to AstraZeneca. Areas of focus include early stage lung cancer and ovarian cancer amongst others.


We need you to inspire change in stakeholder attitudes and country policies towards the use of non-OS endpoints and PROs for the initial P&R of AstraZeneca medicines. Success will be identified by the strength and quality of international consensus and of stakeholder advocacy at country and above-country levels.


We will encourage you to share innovative ideas how to address the challenge of overall survival (OS) in payer and HTA agency evaluations, and come equipped with an infectious energy, an entrepreneurial attitude and proven track record to move mountains through collaboration.

Job ID Reference
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Develop the overarching public policy strategy
  • Devise evidence generation plans and guide internal and external resources
  • Partner with key stakeholders
  • Identify and help realize opportunities for AstraZeneca
  • Support AstraZeneca country offices with strategy plans
  • Develop compelling policy argumentations, engagement materials and trainings
  • Devise innovative access solutions to help payers handle global uncertainty
  • Contribute to the external engagement plans of AstraZeneca senior leaders


  Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
AstraZeneca is an exciting global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company. We’re inspired by what science can do. Driven by the desire to meet unmet patient needs in our core therapeutic areas. Bold in our thinking. Proactive in pursuing discoveries beyond imagination. At sites across the world, we bring teams together in a spirit of collaboration to turn great ideas into life-changing medicines – strengthening our product portfolio and harnessing the potential of a pipeline across all stages of the drug development process.
You’ll be part of a team that’s rolling back the frontiers of science to turn yesterday’s impossible into the normal of tomorrow. So, if you share our focus and passion, join us and make a difference to patients – and in return, we’ll help you develop way beyond what you thought possible.
 Cambridge, UK