Global Medical Affairs Leader, Immuno-Oncology / Sr. Global Medical Affairs Leader, Immuno-Oncology

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg, MD
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At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Global Medical Affairs Leader -- Immuno-Oncology in Gaithersburg, MD or Cambridge, UK you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. GPPS (Global Product and Portfolio Strategy) bridges science and commercial, integrating corporate, portfolio, therapy areas and product strategies, providing strategic direction from early-stage research through to commercialization. br br AstraZeneca's vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies. br br Main Duties and Responsibilities br br The Global Medical Affairs Leader, Immuno-Oncology (GMAL-IO) will lead the medical strategy and execution of key deliverables to support the launch and lifecycle management globally for the IO program. This GMAL-IO role will report to the Head, GMA Immuno-Oncology. br The core accountabilities of this role are to as follows: br - Provide a coordinated approach to building Astra Zeneca's medical leadership in Immuno-Oncology (IO), and deliver medical insight into the development and execution of an IO strategy. br - Oversee and support the development and execution of integrated medical plans (evidence generation and scientific communications), including global external experts, diagnostics and patient centric activities. br - Partner closely with colleagues in the Markets, Global Medicines Development (GMD), early research (MedImmune and Innovative Medicines & Early Development (IMED), Regulatory, Commercial, Access, Health Outcomes and other key functions, and help build alignment on key initiatives including optimal approach to data generation, communication and supporting access. br - provide oversight of the assigned indication/tumor type and manage appropriate involvement of prioritized market teams to ensure that market insights are used to inform product development and Global deliverables br - To interface with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the scientific and clinical understanding of the brand br - Responsible for the co-ordination of Medical Affairs activities including: br o Science Advisory boards br o Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence to the integrated medical plan br o Providing appropriate input into the Global Externally sponsored research and collaborations br o Supporting the Medical Academy Director to deliver the content for a curriculum br o Responsible for leading the development and accuracy and fair balance of scientific communications br o Other medical affairs activities as agreed with Head, IO-GMA br