Associate Director Clinical Scientist, Early R&I

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Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire / USA, Gaithersburg, Maryland / Sweden, Gothenburg
19 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

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 outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Early R&I within AstraZeneca is accountable for the discovery and the development (up to phase III) of new drugs in the R&I arena. Clinical Development within Early R&I consists of experienced medical directors, clinical scientists and clinical program directors, who, in a collaborative manner, define clinical development strategy, design innovative clinical trials and translate novel scientific ideas to proof-of-concept in target populations.

We are now recruiting an Associate Director Clinical Scientist within the Early Respiratory & Immunology (Early R&I) Clinical Development Group, in Early R&I BioPharmaceuticals R&D. The successful candidate will join Early R&I Clinical Development focusing on immunological diseases. This position can be placed either in Gothenburg, Sweden; Cambridge, UK or Gaithersburg, US.

What you'll do

As a Clinical Scientist you will be a key component of the Project Team, working synergistically with the medical director and clinical team as the expert in medical scientific aspects of the drug and its development during early phase. The nature of this role may require working across projects and diseases.

The key accountabilities will include driving components of the individual clinical programme strategy, as well as the overall concept and design of clinical trials within the Early R&I Clinical Development Team. You will also be the scientific leader with regards to development, interpretation and implementation of new endpoints.

Additional tasks may include the set-up, design, conduct, reporting and regulatory submission of clinical trials; participation and leadership of cross-functional workstreams within and outside of AstraZeneca. Finally, as a Clinical Scientist you will play a crucial role in leading cross-project activities to direct Early Clinical Development Strategy

We rely on you to:

  • Guide clinical science aspects of the Clinical Development Plans (CDP) and Clinical Study Protocols in keeping with the approved CDP and ensuring linkage of trial data to target product claims / profile

  • Lead clinical scientific input to the set-up, design (target population, translational biomarker selection and low reference value/target value characterization for decision making), study analysis planning and reporting as well as regulatory submissions

  • Initiate and support key contacts with opinion leaders, and help develop alliances as appropriate

  • Write and check content and quality of product related publications and input to development of publication strategy

  • Follow important developments and trends in the clinical & scientific literature to provide value and direct strategy across Early R&I Clinical Development

Essential for the role

We believe that you hold a Clinical or Biomedical PhD or an MSc/MRes preferably in Immunology and in the setting one of the following: Rheumatology, Gastroenterology or Dermatology. You have several years of clinical drug development, medical affairs or medical research experience within a pharmaceutical company environment. You also possess a degree of specialist knowledge of the medical and scientific activities related to a particular therapeutic area, in this instance, preferably Immunology.

You also possess:

  • A good understanding of more than one development function

  • Phenomenal interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Ability to acquire and assimilate knowledge in different disciplines, disease and therapeutic areas

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we're opening new ways to work, pioneering groundbreaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next!

If you are ready to make a difference - apply today, and we'll make it happen together!

We welcome your application no later than March 14, 2021

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