Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
14 Mar

Global Medical Affairs Leader, Breast

Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Job Description

We are seeking a Global Medical Affairs Leader (GMAL) supporting our Breast Cancer Franchise, to join us at one of our dynamic sites in either the greater DC Metro area in Gaithersburg MD, or Cambridge, UK! Reporting to the Head of DNA Damage Response (DDR) Breast Cancer, the GMAL will play a key role in the development of medical strategy and execution of key deliverables to support the launch and lifecycle management globally for the Breast Cancer DDR program. This position will have specific ownership of key strategic elements of the medical plans, for complex, large/multiple indications or have full responsibility for the medical plan single indication.

What You'll Do:

Working on the development and delivery of key elements of the global medical tactical plan, the main tasks of the GMAL include:

  • Work autonomously, managing multiple projects and tasks and parts of the brand budget.

  • Engages across functions and markets at a peer level viewed as enablers for key senior stakeholders

  • Work together with Senior GMALs to deliver evidence strategy including ESR strategy

  • Partners with Sr GMAL to operationalize Expanded Access Program (EAP) strategy

  • Serve as Strategic Lead for Advisory boards including developing a strategic plan for ad boards, shaping the agendas, and working collaboratively to ensure the right stakeholders are included in discussions

  • Responsible for Key External Expert mapping activities and development of engagement plans with key internal stakeholders

  • Develop an external education plan including delivery of AstraZeneca-led Symposia and other scientific exchange meeting

  • Will manage and/or contribute to Global Medical Projects

  • Ensures that all Medical and business activities are carried out in compliance with AZ standards, standard operating procedures and external regulations

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Desired Skills & Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent medical/scientific qualifications and/or significant industry and/or therapeutic experience.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in pharma/life sciences and/or medical experience (e.g. significant clinical/academic/medical affairs agency roles/organizations)

  • Good communication and presentation skills in English

  • Experience of multi-stakeholder management

  • Ability to influence others without authority

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams including development, marketing, and health outcomes.

  • Good understanding of drug development and commercialization processes including understanding of outcomes research /payer access issues

  • Proven ability to generate, analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Scientific degree preferred (PhD, PharmD)

  • 3+ years in a Headquarters Medical Affairs role or Global Clinical R&D

  • Oncology and Breast Cancer experience

  • Country launch experience

  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.
 Gaithersburg, MD, USA