Senior Director/Executive Director Medical Affairs, Oncology – NCI
Gaithersburg , Maryland
September 23, 2017
At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost 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 Senior Director/Executive Director Medical Affairs, Oncology - NCI in Gaithersburg, MD you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.   
The Senior Director/ Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Oncology - NCI is responsible for the development, coordination of delivery, and support for the timely execution of the data generation plans and studies run by the NCI in collaboration with AZ and MedImmune.  You will support delivery of US and Global MA objectives with NCI; GMED study delivery for core programmes run with the NCI (for example under CRADA arrangements); further interactions with the science units at AstraZeneca/MedImmune and the NCI.  The successful candidate would utilize his/her extensive expertise in oncology and external collaborations to develop a comprehensive cross team aligned approach to an outstanding delivery partnership with the NCI. 
You will be a member of the US Oncology TA Leadership Team, and support the various Oncology Core Medical Teams and are an expert in oncology.  You will have an extensive network of External Scientific Experts and understanding of working with the NCI.  You need to be effective working in a highly collaborative and globally matrixed environment to optimize late stage evidence generation and support the translation of clinical trial and epidemiologic evidence into medical knowledge which can support the oncology area. 
You will be responsible for owning the relationship between AZ/MedI and NCI: manage and coordinate engagement and outreach plans for NCI and associated clinical research networks based on their expertise, potential for impact, affiliations, and ability to deliver.  Maintain insight into approved CRADAs and opportunities within approved CRADAs; identify, support and deliver future CRADA opportunities aligned to USMA, GMA and GMED/IMED priorities.  Build collaborative network across AZ/MedImmune to maximize opportunities to synergize, and realize efficiencies working with NCI.  Identify and engage specific global and national ESEs for various projects, and to keep abreast of trends in medicine.  Create internal and external architecture including National/Regional Ad Boards, Steering Committees, and Consultants in collaboration with the medical leads of the respective compound of the Oncology TA to deliver comprehensive strategic plans and uncover opportunities for collaboration.  Assist with development and execution of advisory boards and consultant plans.  Maintain compliance with all company compliance and regulatory guidelines governing ESE interactions.  You'll be responsible for the delivery of medical and scientific insight plan and manage budget and vendor oversight associated with NCI USMA-led activities.
Essential Requirements
  • Advanced degree in science-related field, such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, or equivalent.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Minimum of three years experience managing programs in a global team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, and medical science liaison areas.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Deep knowledge on oncology drug development and data generation models.
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Expert technical depth in disease area.
  • Strategic influencing and matrix management skills.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed initiative ability.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Desirable Requirements
  • Doctorate in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, or equivalent.
  • Existing peer-level ESE relationships.
  • Expert oncology clinical knowledge.
  • Substantial experience in a strategy-setting role within a core medical team.
  • Global experience within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements. 
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of information/technology systems.
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