Wilmington, DE, USA
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
14 Feb
15 Apr expires

US Medical Director, CKD

Wilmington, DE, USA
Job Description

As a US Medical Director, CKD, you will be a member of the Core Medical Team (CMT) and is ideally a board-certified physician who has a history of clinical practice and significant experience in the metabolic disease therapeutic area. The Medical Director is knowledgeable of the actions of regulatory bodies, in particular FDA, and has experience in clinical trials. An ideal candidate should have significant experience in management of chronic kidney disease and hyperkalemia and would thrive on proactively engaging internal and external leaders. This person reports into the U.S. Sr. Medical Director – CKD and is accountable for the development and execution of the Brand Medical Plans.

In addition, an ideal Medical Director will have strong business aptitude and/or experience, including proven ability to translate and align commercial and scientific goals and objectives.

What You'll Do:

  • Medical input into brand strategy as a core member of Core Medical Team (CMT)

  • Collaborate with commercial team and alliance partners to develop overall brand strategy

  • As part of the Medical Plan, ensure comprehensive engagement plan with external leaders and key stakeholders, e.g., Managed Care Organizations, Key Opinion Leaders, Key Institutions and Hospital Systems, Professional Societies

  • Play an integral role in the planning and participation of national and regional medical advisory boards

  • Play an integral role in the planning and providing of training for external medical/scientific speakers

  • Provide clinical education and training for internal stakeholders such as Field Medical Team and members of product sales teams

  • Collaborate with medical and payer evidence directors to define research strategy and design of studies that address both clinical effectiveness and health

  • Provide and lead the strategy and development of clinical studies to obtain promotional claims and/or advance the scientific knowledge of our products

  • Provide input into Life Cycle Management studies and Phase 4 Study strategy/design

  • Provide medical review in concert with cross functional team members for Externally Sponsored Scientific Research proposals

  • Provide medical input into the publication strategy and review/comment for medical accuracy of publications

  • Provide medical review in concert with cross functional team members for medical and promotional materials

  • Maintain key links into global clinical activities by maintaining collaborative working relationship with TA medical physicians and other clinical team members.

  • Supply medical input into safety profile of the product in collaboration with Patient Safety (PS) physicians

  • Act as medical spokesperson for US Brand as needed for media inquiries or other external groups.

  • Ensure compliance with all AZ corporate policies

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Desired Skills & Experience

Essential For The Role:

  • Advanced scientific degree (MD or PharmD), preferably with clinical experience in the nephrology space

  • Background in academic medicine, clinical research, and familiarity with biostatistics and epidemiology

  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills

  • Highest level of ethics and integrity

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.  Travel will be ~30% of the time (post Covid-19)



  • MD Board certification/eligibility preferred in nephrology

  • Strong business acumen, including working knowledge of changing U.S. payer and provider landscape

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience or other experience in related areas including academic institutions

  • Proven ability to interact productively with both commercial and scientific colleagues

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross functional teams

  • Experience developing and/or launching a new pharmaceutical product

  • Familiarity with OPDP, PhRMA code, and key regulations in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements

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