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Employee Relations Specialist - Fixed Term Contract

Alderley Park Cheshire

Education & Experience Essential: * CIPD qualified * HR Generalist Experience specifically ER case managment * Excellent customer service skills and the ability to operate and engage with all stakeholders and senior managers. * Good Influencing skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders (including legal and compliance). * A self starter with a high level of drive, energy, and resilience. * Ability to deal ambiguity and who can act decisively as required. * Good communication skills both written and verbal. * Ability to travel * Up-to-date knowledge of UK Employment Legislation

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:29 AM

Diagnostic Expert - Associate Director

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

As a Diagnostic Expert - Associate Director your main responsibilities will involve: - Implementing diagnostic developments strategies to meet the needs of patients, payers and physicians - Giving expert scientific advice on strategic direction for PHC approaches and companion Diagnostic Development - Providing leadership, communicating a clear and inspirational vision - Delivering regular updates on risks, issues and opportunities to senior colleagues and governance bodies - Work with functional representatives to resolve resource, quality and budget issues

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:29 AM

Associate Diagnostic Expert

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

As an Associate Diagnostic Expert your skills and qualifications will include: - A PhD or equivalent with relevant experience - A proven record in diagnostic or pharmaceutical development - Scientific credibility in your a relevant therapeutic area, with an ability to demonstrate your impact on scientific progression - Project management experience in a pharmaceutical discovery/development arena - Evidence of your ability to learn and develop in new areas of expertise As an Associate Diagnostic Expert your main responsibilities will involve: - Implementation of diagnostic development strategies as recommended by senior diagnostic experts - Delivering high quality scientific advice for the strategic direction for PHC approaches and companion diagnostic development to product teams - Engaging in and contributing to the implementation of diagnostic tests for use in clinical trials, regulatory submission and commercialisation - Providing regular updates on risks, issues and opportunities - Supporting Diagnostic experts to deliver metrics to senior leaders and governance bodies

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:29 AM

Diagnostic Expert - Director

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

As a Diagnostic Expert - Director your skills and qualifications will include: - A PhD or equivalent with experience in a similar role - A proven record in project management in a companion diagnostic test environment - Experience of PHC approaches and diagnostic development within your therapeutic area - A Scientific credibility in your area of expertise, evidenced by publications and external reputation - Evidence of effective leadership in a global context - Expertise in in your PHC field and therapeutic area, evidenced by your publications and internal reputation As a Diagnostic Expert - Director your main responsibilities will involve: - Implementing diagnostic development strategies within the product teams to meet the needs of patients, payers and physicians - Obtaining and managing strategic investment to enable companion diagnostic development for the product teams - Delivering expert advice on strategic direction for PHC approaches and companion diagnostic development - Providing leadership for the Diagnostic Development sub-team, communicating a clear and inspiration strategic vision - Creating and implementing diagnostic tests for use in clinical trials

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:29 AM

Diagnostic Expert - Executive Director

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

As a Diagnostic Expert - Executive Director your main responsibilities will involve: - Creating and implementing PHC strategies to meet the needs of patients, payers and physicians while adding value to products - Delivering authoritative advice on the on risks and opportunities, as well as the overall strategic direction for PHC approaches to leadership teams - Shaping the industry to address barriers and facilitate more effective development by interacting with external agencies - Providing strategic leadership by communicating a clear strategic vision while attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent - Leading performance management and personal development of CDU members through coaching, mentoring and motivation

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:29 AM

Associate Director, Submission Management

Gaithersburg MD

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Essential * University degree in the life sciences * Experience in pharmaceutical/medical industry * Strong analytical and critical thinking ability * Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development process * Good understanding of current regulatory legislation, guidelines and trends relating to submission management (process, tools, standards) * Experience in developing and implementing new systems and processes * Able to manage productivity responsibilities Desirable * Manages change with a positive approach to the challenges of change for self, team and the business. Sees change as an opportunity to improve performance and add value to the business. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, collaboration and interpersonal skills. * Good problem and conflict resolution skills. * Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, performance targets and project initiatives in a global and regional environment. * Ability to innovate best practice with business process analysis and design * Ability to thrive in a rapid paced environment

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:28 AM

Associate Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

· Supports proactive pharmacovigilance and risk management planning for designated products, including project managing preparation of the safety aspects of the global Risk Management Plans, in partnership with the Global Safety Physician (GSP) and senior clinical team physician. · In partnership with the GSP, provides the clinical safety input into Clinical Development planning activities. · May provide support to cross-functional ad-hoc teams set up to address urgent and important safety issues. · Reviews and provides technical insight to investigator brochures, protocols, informed consents, final study reports and external data monitoring committee charters. · AZ only: Ensures that risk-reduction strategies are implemented appropriately in relevant documents such as clinical study protocols and/or product labelling. · MedImmune only: Facilitates establishment of Safety Review Teams as necessary, provides data for review and actively leads and contributes to interpretation and discussion. Signal Detection, Evaluation & Labelling · Runs/supports routine signal detection process in partnership with GSP, for all products in area or responsibility. MedImmune: participates as core member of the SRT. · Identifies and uses appropriate sources of information and database searches to retrieve relevant data for evaluation of signals (for MedImmune this could include contributing to initial signal assessment and/or risk assessment reports). Requirements ? Education and Experience Essential · A life sciences/pharmacy/nursing degree · Good attention to detail · Good time management · Fluent in English · Computer literate · Foundation understanding of Patient Safety regulatory obligations Desirable · MSc/PhD in scientific discipline · Proven good communication skills with ability to work across cultures · Demonstrable professional excellence ? adds value by applying expertise proactively · Able to influence whilst maintaining independent and objective views · A understanding of how their role within the function contributes to the overall business Technical · Drug Development Experience and Application of Disease and TA knowledge · Integrative thinking · Excellence in pharmacovigilance · Patient Benefit risk assessment Core · Conceptual thinking · Influencing · Initiative · Innovation (stays current on emerging trends and new practices within relevant areas) · Business relationship management Other Activities · Participates (along with GSP) in AZ internal meetings with project focus. · May participate in external regulatory and non-regulatory meetings including those with consultants and other companies such as licensing partners. · Accountable for maintaining personal readiness in response to internal audit or regulatory inspection. · Participates in process improvement initiative team within PS. · May contribute to advancement of methodology and process by generating new ideas and proposals for implementation. · Raises concerns/issues to senior management in a timely, open and appropriate manner; ensures quality and integrity of issue/event being escalated.

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:28 AM

Senior Scientist/Associate Principal Scientist - Quantitative Biology

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Our core competencies within Computational Biology span image analytics, bioinformatics and systems pharmacology and our purpose is to provide quantitative biology insights to improve the drug discovery process. We do so by improving the biological understanding of the target and its engagement, including supporting the identification of molecular mechanisms of action, providing image and data analysis solutions to high content phenotypic screening, and by enhancing AstraZeneca?s ability to prioritize target selection and portfolio projects based on probability of technical success. * Work with drug discovery projects and therapeutic areas to identify and deliver solutions for addressing key biological questions using informatics, modeling or image analytics * Build, or internalize, appropriate algorithms and techniques to answer defined biological questions * Implement and develop solutions with appropriate software * Proactively engage and lead in knowledge sharing to build R&D knowledge of the computational biology capabilities * Contribute to and lead local and global projects for computational biology * Define knowledge and data gaps for drug projects and extract from internal/external data sources or work with discipline specialists to fill them * Ensure that results are scientifically robust and documented * Identify and lead engagements with partners external to AZ in the delivery of projects * Support and foster innovative solutions across the computational biology community both within and outside AZ * Promote AZ?s computational biology capabilities and reputation through external publications and presentations * Lead and develop less experienced staff in best practice and skills development, possibly with line management responsibilities Essential * PhD, or equivalent, in mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, engineering or the life sciences * Expertise in one of the core competency areas: bioinformatics (e.g. network biology, data analysis, knowledge engineering, text mining, statistical learning), systems pharmacology (e.g. mechanistic modeling, dynamical systems, modeling & simulation) or image analytics (primarily cell and tissue based image analysis, high content screening, multivariate data analysis, classification, machine learning techniques). * Excellent communication and facilitation skills and the ability to work with others with diverse backgrounds to achieve objectives. * Experience with relevant software tools, such as: Matlab, R, Mathematica, perl, python, Spotfire, Pipeline Pilot. * Basic understanding of cell biology and human physiology * Experience preferably in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting Desirable * Scientific domain knowledge and experience in one of the following areas: assay development, high content screening, mechanism of action studies, enzymology, pharmacology * Experience with influencing stakeholders in the use of bioinformatics, mathematical modeling or image analysis approaches * Understanding of the external environment (both within and beyond the pharmaceutical industry) * General knowledge of biology and the drug discovery process * Project management skills * Experience with people management * Commitment to Customers & Integrity. Addresses customer needs and focuses on what?s important. * Acts Decisively. Makes effective decisions and takes calculated risk. * Works Collaboratively. Seeks diverse views and encourages diverse thinking.

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:28 AM

Global Project Manager

Alderley Park Cheshire

Strategic Direction: - Partners with the project leader and project team to develop the project strategy, ensuring linkage between that strategy and operational delivery. - Enables the Project Team to deliver towards the objectives and provides the information to allow decision making at all levels of the organisation - Leads the championing of new strategies for project management - Leads cross functional sub/ad hoc delivery teams being responsible for ensuring alignment with project strategy. Planning/Monitoring and Delivery - Develops and maintain accurate and transparent cross functional project plans in collaboration with the functions using the IMED planning landscape (Opal) - Pro-actively monitors key parameters (assumptions/risks/ time and costs) , manages critical path and responsible to flag any deviation - Enforce and promote project management standards for delivery of best quality cross-functional development plan. - Ensures appropriate documentation of project team meetings, key decisions, and action items. Assessing and Managing Issues/Risks - Leads the development and drives delivery of project risk management plans/ mitigation activities - Facilitates with the Project Leader unbiased option planning Team Management - Establishes and manages the project environment by creating a share sense of purpose, facilitating project teams to manage issue resolution and focusing the team on the right activities at the right time - Acts as the role model for partnering, collaboration and cross functional working Governance: - Drive success by navigating teams through governance and key company operating processes - Empower timely decision making by providing transparent information leveraging the tools and systems (Opal) of the organisation Required: - Bachelor-s of Science in an appropriate discipline - Evidence of excellent team management skill : communication, collaboration and positive challenging - Experience of effective working in global and multi-cultural teams Desirable: - Advanced degree in a scientific discipline - Extensive experience in Scientific Project Management within a pharmaceutical or clinical background

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:28 AM

Associate Principal Scientist / Associate Director, Translational Science

Waltham MA

Minimum Requirements -- Education and Experience Functional Knowledge: * Ideally should have a PhD or MD in a relevant scientific discipline with experience within the pharmaceutical industry or related business * Expertise in at least one disease area/physiological system required, including immunology/inflammation, cardiovascular/renal, respiratory, oncology, endocrine, and/or neural systems. Others will be considered * Expertise in leading / designing translational research projects * Desire and willingness to work beyond core disease area of expertise * Excellent ability to form networks within and outside the company * Expertise in sourcing, initiating and managing external collaborations * Experience of decision making and leadership in a cross-disciplinary/functional, cross-cultural environment * Excellent understanding of the drug discovery process and role of aligned functions * Good communication and influencing skills * Ability to multi-task (manage several projects concurrently) and prioritize projects as well as one's own time * Have a good understanding of how the drug discovery and development process functions. * Have a detailed knowledge of factors leading to project attrition across discovery and development. Success Factors and Capabilities The key leadership capabilities for this role are as follows and will be assessed according to candidates' career level (see HR portal): Thinks Strategically; Acts Decisively; Drives Performance; Works Collaboratively. In addition, the following are considered important for this role: * Scientific Expertise: A deep understanding of at least one therapeutic area, a foundation in biology or pharmacology, and the ability to translate experiences to unfamiliar therapeutic areas. * Drug Discovery: A broad knowledge of drug discovery and ideally a familiarity with preclinical and early development, commensurate with level. * Flexibility/Adaptability: The ability to see the benefits of different positions, to change plan if circumstances dictate, to modify views in light of new or conflicting evidence. * Initiative: The ability to see and seize opportunities, initiating actions that go beyond a normal response to a situation or request from others, with no task too small. * Innovation: The ability to identify and apply new thinking, ideas, technology and practice that creates business value for the organisation.

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:27 AM

Global Sourcing Manager

Gaithersburg MD

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience * Degree level or equivalent professional qualification * Strong communication skills * Project managementskills * Experience and understanding of AZ's global procurement methodology (iProcure) and e-Sourcing platform (iSave) * Experience of working with contract templates and developing supply agreements in an environment with a high volume of demand * Knowledge of late phase clinical development * Oral and written fluency in Business English * Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally * Flexibility and ability to deploy procurement skills across other area (different category or customer base) This is seen as a development opportunity role for progression to a Global Category Manager, subject to performance

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:27 AM

Executive Business Director - Diabetes

Ft. Washington PA

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Essential *Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject area *Bachelor's degree *Minimum of 10 years' experience in pharmaceutical sales or healthcare, must have management experience in field sales *This is a Field Base Position -- Location is optional as long as you are open to 50% travel including Region and Headquarters *Thorough understanding of customer segments and regional market dynamics within all therapeutic areas *Can work across the matrix to mobilize different AZ functions towards delivering shared or different goals *Has a solution orientation and thinks at an enterprise-level beyond current role to assess and suggest initiatives with broader impact *Knows who the key stakeholders are at key customers, and can build long-term relationships with them *Ability to identify opportunities with greatest business impact *Ability to leverage analytics to derive insights, diagnose issues, and outline options for action *Ability to lead teams through ambiguity, can paint a compelling picture of the future despite near-term challenges *Can generate excitement and a sense of purpose towards achieving a common goal *Good at setting goals, clarifying expectations, and holding accountable team members *Establishes high standards for the team and is able to accurately assess and differentiate performance and talent *Demonstrated leadership and communication competencies, and experience in managing budgets are required *Exhibited ability to manage multiple, concurrent work-streams in diverse functional/therapeutic areas Desirable *Mastery of specialty area (if needed) *Multi-disciplinary experience *Second line leadership experience (Manager of Managers) is strongly preferable *MBA and/or prior experience in multiple commercial functions (e.g. Marketing, Managed Markets) *Broad knowledge of internal AZ offerings across functions *Ability to formulate an appropriate, effective business plan *Previous successful work experience in team selling environments, inclusive of successful management of teams

Posted On - 9/30/2014 3:37:27 AM

Brand Manager, AZD 9291

Gaithersburg MD

Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in relevant field * 5 years of pharmaceutical or Healthcare experience * 5+ years marketing and/or promotions experience and/or sales experience * Exhibit high capability at working collaboratively, thinking strategically Preferred Background: * MBA in relevant field * Experience working with a collaboration/external partner * Experience in Consumer, Managed Markets, Insights roles * Experience in customer-facing roles

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Brand Manager, AZD 9291

Gaithersburg MD

Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in relevant field * 5 years of pharmaceutical or related experience * 5+ years marketing and/or promotions experience and/or sales experience * Exhibit high capability at working collaboratively, thinking strategically Preferred Background: * MBA in relevant field * Experience working with a collaboration/external partner * Experience in Consumer, Managed Markets, Insights roles * Experience in customer-facing roles

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Scientist

Waltham MA

Minimum Requirements * Bachelors or Masters degree in Cell Biology or equivalent * Demonstrated proficiency in data processing and data management * A positive, collaborative attitude and natural desire to learn and improve Preferred Background * Cancer cell biology * Drug discovery experience at biotech or pharmaceutical company * Familiarity with multiple assay platforms/screening technologies * 1-3 years of assay development experience

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Senior Scientist

Waltham MA

Minimum Requirements * Bachelors or Masters degree in Cell Biology or equivalent * Demonstrated proficiency in data processing and data management * A positive, collaborative attitude and natural desire to learn and improve Preferred Background * Cancer cell biology * Drug discovery experience at biotech or pharmaceutical company * Familiarity with multiple assay platforms/screening technologies * 1-3 years of assay development experience

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Scientist

Waltham MA

Minimum Requirements * Bachelors or Masters degree in Cell Biology or equivalent * Demonstrated proficiency in data processing and data management * A positive, collaborative attitude and natural desire to learn and improve Preferred Background * Cancer cell biology * Drug discovery experience at biotech or pharmaceutical company * Familiarity with multiple assay platforms/screening technologies * 1-3 years of assay development experience

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

MAPS Payer Strategy Director

Wilmington DE

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree Strong background in marketing and Managed Markets customer segments 3+ years of experience years government payer experience Strong strategic and analytic skills Strong communication including specific customer planning skills Preferred Requirements: MBA Prior leadership experience Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities Strong oral and written communication skills, including a strong focus on customer service

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Technician II, Manufacturing (Cartridge Filling)

West Chester OH

QUALIFICATIONS: Education HS education or equivalent. Experience/Skills * Ability to operate all types of production equipment; gown appropriately for aseptic operations. Team player committed to quality and working effectively with others. Motivated self-starter, results oriented, dependable, organized, efficient work traits, disciplined, and able to work with minimal supervision. * Basic math skills and mechanical aptitude. REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands Ability to lift 40 pounds, stand for long periods of time, work gowned up for long periods of time, maintain good personal hygiene; Ability to work day or night shift. Manual Dexterity Unimpaired Manual dexterity Audible/Visual Demands Correctable vision equal to or better than 20/20. Environment Manufacturing

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

Senior Technical Director

Wilmington DE

Minimum Requirements --Education and Experience Functional & Business knowledge Experience, Functional Knowledge, Business Knowledge, Education, Specialist Skills * Have an understanding of the overall drug development and commercialization process from development, launch and through life cycle management * Likely to be educated to PhD level (>10 years relevant experience) or BSc (with >15 years relevant experience), in an appropriate discipline such as Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering or other life sciences disciplines and have professional credibility within the business and industry. * Have understanding in the disciplines in Analytical Science, Chemical Science, Formulation Science, Physical/Material Science and global supply chain in order to identify appropriate solutions and deliver value to the organisation. * Have a thorough understanding of principles, applications and management of SHE and cGMP. * Experience in Operations and/or R&D with a track record of successful delivery within a matrix organization. * Evidence of excellent communication skills and build excellent relationships with customers. Skills and Capabilities * Operates confidently as a part of a global organisation, with an integrating mindset, irrespective of function, geographical and company background to help to deliver an organisation prepared for future challenges and change. Demonstrates understanding of change management. * Excellent team working and networking skills and ability to engage relevant AstraZeneca staff * Capable of making effective decisions, acts courageously and communicates with conviction. * An excellent communicator with experience of interacting effectively across interfaces of discipline, culture, and expertise both internally and externally. * Able to demonstrate the drive and energy to establish the role and make a difference. * Demonstrate a high degree of personal credibility. Behaviours: * Focus on delivery under pressure * Lead change effectively * Influencing skills to enable effective management of internal stakeholders and external partners * Good communication skills * Networking skills that enable the necessary links to be formed that allows the group to have high business impact. * Work collaboratively across boundaries. * Personal Technical capability development Preferred requirements Strong pharmaceutics background in formulation and manufacture of solid dosage forms including technology platforms such as direct compression, dry & wet granulation, soft gel capsules and semisolid lipidics . Experienced in process validation, understanding and using product process capability to identify improvement projects and reduce process variability. Proven track record in leading root cause analysis investigations for OOS, manufacturability issues etc. Good understanding of raw material attributes, materials science characterization tools including data interpretation and analysis. Training or awareness of lean six sigma Working knowledge in the application of Quality by Design and implementation of new technologies for pharmaceutical testing and manufacture. Good understanding of statistical tools and experience of their application.

Posted On - 9/29/2014 7:25:45 AM

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