Director Medical Affairs, Respiratory Biologics

As a growing pharmaceutical, our work here is interesting - building from scratch, working on a combination of products and modalities and securing a long-term future. But what truly inspires us is the expanding BioPharmaceuticals pipeline - building on our heritage, there's continued success and expansion across Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, moving into Immunology and Renal. It powers each of us to make a difference to patients. From providing end to end patient support, to harnessing technology. We get to transform the practice of medicine and deliver value to healthcare systems to improve the health and well-being of lives across the world. Giving back to society is rewarding work.

As a Director Medical Affairs on the US Respiratory & Immunology Medical team, you will play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to truly make a positive impact by changing patients' lives.

This DMA role will report directly to the Franchise Head, Respiratory, US Medical. Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Close collaboration with the medical team to develop medical strategy and evidence strategy in support of a respiratory biologic in development
  • Development and execution of the Brand Medical Plan, with accountability for all US Medical components of the plan
  • Active organization and leadership of medical team meetings
  • Coordination of activities and external engagements at appropriate US congresses
  • Working with advocacy groups and guideline organizations
  • Management of brand medical budget to ensure appropriate allocation and milestone completion
  • Development and execution of US advisory boards
  • Development and execution of training materials for field teams including MSL teams
  • Input into the educational grant review and selection process
  • Coordination of medical education at regional and national professional society meetings
  • Being a valued partner to commercial team to maintain strong alignment with medical affairs


Essential Requirements:
  • Master's degree in science-related field, such as Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent
  • >3 years managing programs in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, and medical science liaison areas
  • Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Leadership abilities
  • Expert technical depth in disease area
  • Strategic influencing skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)


Desirable Requirements:
  • Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent
  • Master of Business Administration degree
  • Respiratory disease experience
  • 2 or more years in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements
  • Knowledge of information/technology systems
  • Experience with social media platforms to gain insights on evolving science


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 we're opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

So, what's next!
  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you.


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