Medical Advisor Oncology, Latvia

Latvia, Riga
10 May 2021
09 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Medical Advisor Oncology

Based in AstraZeneca Baltic office in Riga, Latvia

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation 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.

Business Area

AstraZeneca Oncology has a long tradition in personalized treatment, and a strong and inspiring pipeline that includes both small molecules and immuno-oncology.

AstraZeneca Central Eastern Europe - Baltic marketing company is a fast paced and evolving organization focused on excellence in science, brands and people. Representing 11 countries, we have offices in Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, Warsaw, Belgrade, Sofia, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius. We are expanding our medical team and are hiring for the Medical Advisor Oncology in Latvia.

What you'll do

As the Medical Advisor Oncology, you are responsible for collaborating with HCPs and other relevant stakeholders to share important scientific information to inform clinical practice.

You as a Medical Advisor will develop and implement the medical strategy of our Oncology portfolio, and in close cross-functional collaboration define the local strategies to enable access to innovative treatment solutions. Also, you will be the local lead in defining the evidence generation strategy (incl RWE/RWD projects) as well as providing input into study feasibility for international & regional studies, where relevant. You will ensure implementation and conduct of expanded access programs and/or individual patient supply programs.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate closely with HCPs, and other experts, to ensure appropriate use of established and future AZ products
  • Contribute in developing study concepts, identify new opportunities, and work closely with national investigators to generate data to help inform clinical practice
  • Ensure medical and local input related to e.g. feasibility, site selection and site follow up in clinical trials (AZ and investigator initiated trials). And support of available early access programs
  • Drive proactive and reactive interactions through collecting and sharing medical and scientific knowledge across the oncology portfolio
  • Act as a local Oncology expert, actively collaborating with other functions within areas of expertise
  • Work cross-functionally to provide medical input on disease area and product strategies, cross functional plans and key deliverables including reimbursement dossiers
  • Work closely with colleagues across Baltics to execute the Medical Affairs Oncology strategy
  • Collaborate with, and provide medical support to Medical Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • Responsible for medical review in the sign-off process for materials
  • Assure quality and deliverables are in accordance with written procedures and current legal requirements and internal standards

Essential for the role

  • Master degree in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or natural sciences
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required, incl. excellent knowledge of pharmaceutical drug development and local health care system
  • Previous experience within Medical Affairs function and experience within oncology is preferred
  • Proven ability to understand, assimilate and communicate scientific information and present this with high impact
  • Structured, organized and able to keep deadlines without compromising on quality
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate both externally and internally Demonstrates examples of efficient external stakeholder collaborations
  • High ethical standards and good knowledge in pharmaceutical ethical framework
  • Excellent knowledge in English and Latvian languages.
  • Driver's license required

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So what's next?

If you're curious to know more then please reach out to the hiring manager, Triin Parik ( We welcome your application, no later than 31st May 2021.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.