Precision Medicine Expert-Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism

Gothenburg, Sweden / England, Hertfordshire, Royston
25 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
AstraZeneca UK
R & D , Biotechnology
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Could you provide the scientific leadership in Precision Medicine that enables a world-leading biopharmaceutical company to change the way healthcare is delivered to individual patients? At AstraZeneca, we're looking for Precision Medicine Experts - Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM), to join our Precision Medicine and Biosamples department in UK or Sweden.

Join a place built on innovation and creativity, where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. An environment that champions inclusion, and teams that reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve.

We're focused on providing medicines that make a real difference to patient care, and precision medicine is at the heart of our commitment to patient centric science and innovation. Using innovative diagnostic tests to evaluate individual responses to treatments, we aim to select appropriate and optimal therapies for patients who will benefit from them most. We apply precision medicine approaches across all therapy areas (TAs), and in over 85% of drug projects in our pipeline, which sets us apart from our competitors.

In Cambridge (Melbourn Science Park), UK or Gothenburg, Sweden , you'll be working alongside some of the brightest scientific talents in a vibrant, creative environment. With unrivalled facilities, you'll be able to immerse yourself in your work, advance your career and contribute towards scientific excellence. It's a place that inspires innovation and where research-led ideas are turned into new medicines that make a real difference in healthcare. As well as thriving in our multidisciplinary setting, you'll be able to work collaboratively with external diagnostic companies and world-class research institutes.

What you'll do
You'll be a member of the Biopharmaceutical Precision Medicine Unit aligned to the Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) therapeutic area. Your objective will be to ensure that complementary & companion diagnostic tests, or equivalent patient segmentation tools, are delivered to drug projects. This will entail implementing the strategy agreed with early and late stage project teams and managing precision medicine activities comprising scientific & technical aspects of test development, test deployment into clinical trials, enabling regulatory & intellectual property strategies and financial tracking.

Providing expert advice on strategic precision medicine approaches and diagnostic development to product teams, you will be instrumental in ensuring that we adopt world-class practice in the field to increase the likelihood of successful drug launch and return on investment. You will explore and bring in new technologies to push the boundaries of diagnostics in CVRM and help to establish AstraZeneca as the world leading CVRM Precision Medicine Company.

Essential for the role

  • PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject
  • Experience in the development of complementary and companion diagnostic tests, or patient segmentation tools, and their implementation in clinical studies
  • Evidence of delivery and experience of precision medicine approaches & diagnostic development, ideally within, Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment for companion/complimentary diagnostics
  • A deep understanding of the principles of translational medicine and knowledge of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism diseases
  • Excellent skills in communication, stakeholder influencing, programme management
  • Significant understanding of the multidisciplinary functions involved in diagnostic development

Desirable for the role

  • Experience of developing diagnostic tests, regulatory interactions and test commercialisation
  • Experience in additional TAs (Respiratory and Immunology)
  • Record of publications and strong external reputation in the precision medicine field

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Precision Medicine Expert to join a strong team at the forefront of precision medicine science, to innovate and support the portfolio of a major pharmaceutical company that has science at its heart and a strong pipeline whilst being based in the wonderful city of Gothenburg, Sweden or Cambridge, UK.

Role can be considered at career levels E or F depending on the experience and suitability of the successful candidate.

Why AstraZeneca?
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 cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Location: Cambridge (Melbourn Science Park), UK or Gothenburg, Sweden
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Closing Date: 15th June 2021

If you are interested, please apply now!

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