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Global Medical Affairs - HEOR/Epidemiology, Oncology Talent Pipeline

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Medical Oncology
Full Time

Job Details

Welcome to our Global Medical Affairs, HEOR/Epidemiology Talent Pipeline candidate landing page. Here, you will have access to submit your name, information, resume and work experience for consideration for all current and future roles in our Oncology Business Unit. In our Global Medical Affairs, HEOR/Epidemiology teams, we commonly hire Associate Directors and Directors for both our HEOR and Epidemiology teams. Below, you will find information on Duties and responsibilities for our roles. We can't wait to hear from you!




About OBU Medical Affairs:


In Medical Affairs, we change the practice of medicine and improve the patient experience by generating and communicating compelling medical evidence. We translate the wealth of medical and scientific expertise to ensure the data we produce helps physicians to better treat patients at every point in the journey. Valued partners across the enterprise, we rely on working together and sharing knowledge to combine science and strategy in a way that advances our pipeline and progresses our journey to redefine cancer treatment. We are a high-performing team within a global, growing organisation – our culture is one of openness and transparency, fused with ambition and drive. A supportive and trusting place to grow your career, each of us is empowered to take a tailored approach to our development, driving the pace and direction. Come and be part of a talented, cross-functional team working together to improve lives and make the biggest possible impact for patients, science and society. 




Common Duties and Responsibilities




Epidemiologists at AstraZeneca support drug discovery and development as well as commercialization of pharmaceuticals. Major activities include: critical appraisal and synthesis of relevant epidemiological literature; design, initiation, management, conduct, analysis, and reporting of epidemiological studies, including observational and interventional studies; and development of medical and payer evidence plans to fill critical knowledge gaps, including support to specialized areas (e.g., biomarker development, disease modelling, health economics). 




Epidemiologists interact with internal and external customers to ensure appropriate communication of results to stakeholders, including providing epidemiological support for responses to questions posed by regulatory authorities. They perform research on secondary data (e.g. electronic healthcare databases) either internally or through collaboration with external research and academic groups. Additionally, they design and conduct primary data collection studies (e.g., non-interventional and interventional) through external service providers. 




Epidemiologists support safety and clinical objectives and also work closely with commercial partners to maximize the potential of AstraZeneca’s products and ensure support for appropriate target claims and messages.  Moreover, epidemiologists work close with the payer team to identify, build and close evidence gaps relevant to unlock and maintain the access to the drugs. Finally, they ensure that timeframes are negotiated appropriately for the completion of tasks, and that the tasks are carried out as agreed and results presented effectively.






Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) team sits within the Evidence Generation function of the Global Medical Affairs organization and interacts with Payer and Commercial teams to design and implement observational research strategies in support of AZ products. You will be responsible for focusing on the generation of evidence to assist payer and health care provider (HCP) decision-makers and include scientific evidence for reimbursement dossiers and market access in the US.   This role leads the internal and external communication of the clinical and economic value proposition and of scientific results to achieve maximal scientific impact and commercial success of AZ products throughout their life cycle.  This position requires an experienced individual with expert scientific knowledge of HEOR and its application throughout development process, strong business acumen, and excellent interpersonal skills.




Common Background/Requirements


  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable health sciences field (Master’s Degree or higher) or a Bachelor’s Degree with clinical experience
  • Extensive experience in oncology
  • Significant Medical Affairs experience in pharmaceutical industry (5 years plus)
  • Experience in creating and implementing training programs, and understanding of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing medical strategy and medical plans
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a budget
  • Demonstrated project management experience with a proven record of driving impact



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 recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization 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.


Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.





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