Uccle, Belgium
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
25 May

Return to selected search result Medical Affairs Manager - Oncology (Lung Cancer)

Uccle, Belgium
Job Description

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

 We are pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-saving breakthrough medicines that will improve patients’ lives. In that endeavour, Medical Affairs is a key strategic partner in shaping the efficient performance of the AstraZeneca brands.

Our Medical Team is looking for a Medical Affairs Manager Oncology, more specifically Lung Cancer. By providing key medical input to marketing, sales, market access, delivering strategic and educational medical affairs projects, engaging with Key External Experts (KEEs) and coaching of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), you will be a core member of the team.


Maintain the highest standard, robust scientific and medical expertise:

  • Keep track of relevant scientific peer-reviewed literature in the therapeutic area (TA)
  • Attend (inter)national scientific conferences
  • Engage with KEEs in the TA
  • Assimilate customer insights acquired by MSLs
  • Ensure excellent up-to-date scientific knowledge in product and therapeutic area of colleagues through knowledge updates, product and disease area training sessions


Deliver key medical input into the brand strategy:

  • Work in a partnership with the Marketing and Market Access Department
  • High quality scientific and medical input in cross-functional meetings
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of the local operational brand strategy by ensuring input of KEEs, customer insights and competitive intelligence
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving promotional material


Deliver strategic and educational medical projects:

  • Develop and complete medical affairs projects of the brand plan according to budget and timelines
  • Accurate planning of projects with close follow-up in line with defined goals and critical metrics


Build partnerships with Key External Experts:

  • Build and maintain visibility and excellent long-term professional relationships with KEEs
  • Advocacy mapping and management
  • Lead national advisory boards with KEEs
  • Lead Real World Evidence (RWE) projects

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Desired Skills & Experience
  • Medical, Biomedical sciences or Pharmacy Degree or other relevant Master of Science degree
  • Experience with searching, handling, assimilating, synthesizing, reporting and communicating scientific data in the health care sector
  • Analytical skills and the ability to seek and critically assess a large amount of data, distil and synthesize information, put it into context and evaluate its impact on the business
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant Legislation and Codes of Practice relating to promotional activities
  • Knowledge of therapeutic area or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly
  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Fluent English and strong French and / or Dutch is preferable
  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.
 Uccle, Belgium