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Cediranib Director- Oncology

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Minimum Requirements - Education and Experience Eductation Bachelors degree Knowledge Thorough understanding of the development process and necessary commercial touch points Understanding of general business and core marketing principles and application to future healthcare market challenges Diagnostics and personalised healthcare environment Experience Broad commercial experience including pre-launch and launch. Delivery of high impact above and in market customer facing/shaping initiatives Strong strategic thinking, judgement and influencing skills, to influence and lead across local markets to ensure strong executional commercial focus Strong leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short and long term needs, constructively resolve issues Proven experience and knowledge of a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payors, providers Effective cross- functional project team leadership and influencing skills Effective cross ? market project team leadership and influencing skills Effective working with medical affairs and promotional affairs stakeholders delivering highest quality initiatives to AZ promotional standards Effective interactions with internal & external customers and stakeholders to drive success Proven senior commercial track record: focus, resource securing and deployment Evidence of developing compelling business cases Technical Sufficient understanding of technical risks and the implications for the commercial aspects to future brands Strong understanding of key marketing skill sets Desirables Education Relevant technical degree MBA PhD Knowledge Oncology market and customers Experience Experience of Oncology marketing including Global launch experience Inline Brand Marketing Company experience (or external equivalent) Exposure to and track record of effective management of decision-making bodies and governance Technical Financial business case metrics

Posted On - 10/1/2014 7:35:30 AM

Safety Physician

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Understands the role of the QPPV and contribute to the maintenance of the pharmacovigilance system and processes. Supports key contacts with opinion leaders, as needed. Working with the Safety Team, be responsible for the Clinical Safety strategy for assigned AstraZeneca-MedImmune drug projects and products throughout all stages of development and/or when on the market, including implementation and communication of the strategy at the project team/governance level. Activities include, but are not limited to: definition of identified and potential risks with high level mitigation and minimisation; proposals for mitigation minimisation measures; safety go-no go criteria for the clinical programme; input to TPP/TPC; s safety submission strategies; response to regulatory safety queries and definition of the risk component of the benefit/risk assessment. Reviews and endorses the core Patient Risk Management Plan (PRMP)/Core Patient Risk Log (CPRL). Provides expertise to the medical content of the safety specification, pharmacovigilance plan and risk minimisation activities in the core PRMP, MedImmune dRMP, CPRL and globally reviewed LRMPs. Represents PS on cross-functional Clinical Teams and/or Project Teams for developmental and/or marketed products. Provides medical input to ensuring that risk-minimisation strategies are implemented appropriately in relevant documents such as product reference safety information. Provides strategic clinical safety input into Clinical Development planning activities in accordance with PS Operating Model and Science Unit Service Level agreements. Provides strategic and medical input to project specific safety requirements (PSSR). Reviews and provides technical input and approval for investigator brochures, protocols, informed consents, final study reports and external data monitoring committees as appropriate. Provides input on cross-functional ad-hoc teams set up to address urgent and important safety issues . May present safety information at clinical investigator and commercial meetings. Facilitates establishment of a Safety Management Team/MedImmune Safety Review Team as necessary. Essential · Medical degree (eg MD, MBBS) · Clinical experience post-registration · High level of medical competence, with an ability to balance this with industry standards to achieve business goals · Experience of Drug Development/Patient Safety experience (the majority of which should be in industry in Patient Safety) with clear evidence of delivery · Drug Development Experience and Application of Disease and TA knowledge · Integrative thinking · Excellence in pharmacovigilance · Patient Benefit risk assessment

Posted On - 10/1/2014 7:35:30 AM

Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Cambridge Cambridgeshire

· Leads and/or conducts proactive pharmacovigilance and risk management planning for designated products, including 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. · Represents PS on cross-functional Clinical Teams and/or Project Teams for developmental compounds and/or marketed products. · May provide input on 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. · May present safety information at clinical investigator and commercial meetings. A life sciences/pharmacy/nursing degree, with experience in Patient Safety and/or Clinical / Drug Development experience, with a background working cross-functionally within pharmacovigilance, medical information, medicines management, pre-clinical or clinical research. Demonstrable professional excellence ? adds value by applying expertise proactively Good attention to detail Good time management Fluent in English Computer literate Comprehensive understanding of Patient Safety regulatory obligations · Drug Development Experience and Application of Disease and TA knowledge · Integrative thinking · Excellence in pharmacovigilance · Patient Benefit risk assessment

Posted On - 10/1/2014 7:35:30 AM

Process Facilitator

Macclesfield Cheshire

Accountabilities/Responsibilities 1. Ethical conduct and compliance. Ensures compliance of self and others to internal and external regulations. Monitors and maintains compliance in accordance with cGMP, SHE,SOX and business procedures. Raises and addresses issues as they occur. 2. Fiscal and financial awareness. Follows AZ?s financial policies, manages people resources to policy requirements and delivers budgets 3. People management. Optimises performance outcomes of direct reports and ensures individuals understand the contribution they make. 4. Engagement. Understands the big picture and connects individuals to it in a meaningful way. 5. Lean process execution. Executes the standard process to deliver product, on time, in full, in accordance with the production requirements and in collaboration with other Process Facilitators. Ensures standard ways of working. Quickly closes out of non-standard practices and conditions, or escalates effectively via other PET members. Identifies and delivers performance improvements to key production metrics 6. PET Leadership Team member. Communicates and influences within PET Leadership Teams using well developed communication and influencing skills 7. Quality compliance. Monitors and maintains compliance to cGMP standards. Raises and addresses non-compliances. Specifically: Accountability for adherence to the Quality & Compliance Standards for: Organisation & Personnel (training including mandatory GMP, dress discipline, tasks and their records). Data, Documentation & Information (as the authorised person to approve production records) Quality Incident Management (including report writing and technical approval) 8. S.H.E. Promotes safe work through compliance to rules and procedures. Minimum Requirements - Education and Experience Essential: * Degree level or equivalent. * Line management experience. * Understanding and application of Lean manufacturing principles. * Experienced within unionised environment. Desirable: * Can coach and embed Lean Manufacturing Principles. * Knowledge and application of SHE principles. * Experience of FDA / cGMP or other regulated quality system. * Experience in formulation, filling, packaging, validation, and technology transfer or change control. * Pharmaceutical/medical background * Packaging experience Skills & Capabilities * End to End Supply Chain Principles * Production Process Management * Quality & compliance * Understanding of LEAN principles, concepts & tools AstraZeneca welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted On - 10/1/2014 7:35:30 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

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