Medical Communications Scientist AstraZenecaLocation: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Job reference: R-016202
Posted date: Oct. 27, 2017
Medical Communication Scientist
Location: Cambridge, UK.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.
The role of the Medical Communication Scientist (MCS) function is to lead the authoring of clinical-regulatory documents and submission packages that communicate the evidence base of product knowledge in a credible, consistent and compliant way. They provide expert communications leadership to drug projects and lead the authoring and development of communication elements of whole or sub-projects, and tackle key documents within a programme. They provide innovative advice and guidance on the production of clinical dossiers to industry-leading standards and to competitive deadlines.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will have the opportunity to work across multiple Therapeutic areas (TA) and be a leader for Medical Communications and other MCS to provide strong support for TA projects (eg, communications advice, resourcing strategy with internal and external solutions). It will be your responsibility to ensure the project communication strategy for the regulatory dossier aligns with and supports the payer evidence strategy. You will recommend and present communication strategies at the senior project level to optimally support investment decisions and product labelling.
You will support strategic aims for alliance partnerships by collaborating effectively with service providers, identify and document issues to escalate where appropriate and manage basic issues where possible. Collaborate with other experts to author, align and deliver clinical information with cle
- Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, preferably with an MSc or PhD.
- Experience within the pharmaceutical/medical industry, with significant experience in an international communications or information role.
- Broad working knowledge of the clinical drug development process with experience in integrating information from all phases of clinical development into clinical-regulatory documents/submissions.
- Ability to work well with service providers, identify and flag issues and manage basic issues.
- Broad experience of the therapeutic areas related to AstraZeneca’s products
- Comprehensive knowledge of current regulatory guidelines relating to regulatory communications.
- Excellent communication skills. Consistent display of ability in project management, thinking (conceptual, analytical and integrative), influencing and team working. Flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances or new information.
- Willingness to undertake domestic and international travel.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.