Director Scientific Partnerships Europe - Oncology

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
08 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

The Scientific Partnerships Director Europe Medical Affairs, Oncology Business Unit (OBU) is a member of the Global Scientific Partnerships Team within the Global External Alliances organization, and will support the Europe Oncology Medical Affairs Teams within the Oncology Business Unit. The Director Europe Scientific Partnerships is accountable for leading the External Scientific Engagement plan in Europe. The incumbent will report into the Global Head of Scientific Partnerships.

The Director Europe Scientific Partnerships would utilize his/her extensive expertise in oncology, and alliances management as an internal expert to define and implement a comprehensive scientific external engagement strategy at the European level. The Director Europe Scientific Partnerships is one of the key AstraZeneca scientific contacts for the strategic Academic partners such as European Cancer Centers, Cooperatives groups and National Cancer Bodies.

The Director Europe Scientific Partnerships will work in a matrix environment directing and supporting medical network colleagues within Oncology Medical and other functions to ensure effective design and subsequent implementation of the External Alliances strategy.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leverage strategic oncology external partners in Europe -Cancer sites, Cooperative groups and National Cancer Bodies- and develop European scientific engagement strategy with European cancer centers and cooperative groups in area of interest through scientific collaborations with the key European Oncology Academic Partners.

  • Link to the EU OMAHs and provide scientific engagement support to all EU Oncology Medical Teams within the Oncology Business Unit.

  • Engage internal GMA stakeholders in particular from GMA Franchises to ensure medical insights from them to establish priorities and build up an EU Scientific Partnerships strategy.

  • Bridge with External R&D and R&D teams to support external experts engagement.

  • Reinforce external experts engagement by driving Science Forums initiative as needed.

  • Maintain compliance with all company compliance and regulatory guidelines governing external interactions

  • Responsible for the plan delivery and manage budget and vendor oversight associated with external activities

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, or equivalent required

  • Strong experience in Oncology (Basic, Translational, Early Dev Research)

  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills

  • Experience managing programs in a team environment

  • Strong knowledge of public-private partnerships

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Contract negotiation

  • Intellectual property knowledge

Preferred Requirements:

  • Post Doc experience

  • Existing peer-level KEE relationships

  • Substantial experience in a strategy-setting role in Pharma

  • Global experience within the pharmaceutical industry (>5 years)

  • Working knowledge of EMA requirements

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

  • Leadership abilities

  • Strong scientific expertise in Oncology

  • 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

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Knowledge of information/technology systems

Internal Contacts/Customers:

  • Oncology Medical Affairs Heads (OMAHs)

  • Europe Oncology Medical Director

  • R&D organization: External R&D, Early Oncology and Late Oncology

  • GMD

  • Global External Alliances teams (External Affairs and Data Alliances)

  • EU RWE Director

  • Corporate Affairs

  • Legal

  • Compliance

External Contacts/Customers:

  • Strategic Cancer Sites

  • European cooperative groups

  • National Oncology Bodies

  • Contractors

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