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Oncology Clinical Science Liaison - West Coast

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AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Physical Address

Wilmington, DE 19806
Job Description

This is a field based role- territory is West Coast

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Oncology Clinical Science Liaison, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas – breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms – immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

The Clinical Science Liaison is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca’s marketed products. The Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to external scientific experts such as advanced practice healthcare providers (HCPs).

As a Clinical Science Liaison, you will identify and cultivate relationships with HCPs including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, large group practices, academic centers and other HCPs such as physicians when appropriate.

You will conduct educational programs on disease state and the appropriate use of AstraZeneca products in Oncology, with a focus in rare diseases, consistent with Medical Affairs plans and objectives. You will also respond to customer inquiries to ensure focused clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products and services.

Additionally as a Clinical Science Liaison, you will deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information to support appropriate use of AstraZeneca products in a patient focused manner; maintain expertise in disease state management, emerging therapies and the therapeutic landscape; gather customer insights regarding AstraZeneca and the wider therapeutic landscape to help inform medical and commercial strategies while adhering to internal standards, processes and complying with regulatory and compliance requirements.

Major Responsibilities:

+ Identify, establish, and maintain scientific relationships with external scientific experts regarding disease-state and product-specific information

+ Provide field-based scientific exchange and communication with external scientific experts

+ Independently manage a large territory with both academic and community experts.

+ Educate payers (Health plans, Medicare, Medicaid), key decision makers (P&T members, pharmacists), agents (specialty pharmacy, GPO, and PBMs) on clinical data (efficacy & side effect profiles)

+ As a member of this team, it requires proactive engagement and close cross-functional collaboration and alignment between medical affairs, commercial and global teams

+ Attend and provide scientific support for Medical Affairs activities from scientific sessions at regional and national congress meetings

+ Responsible for the delivery of medical and scientific insights back

+ Develop and prioritize solutions by understanding and appreciating requests/needs of external customers

Essential Requirements:

+ Master’s Degree in nursing and/or advanced certification (i.e. NP, PA-C) or 3+ yrs. MSL experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or equivalent

+ At least 3+ years of direct patient care experience or equivalent experience in the pharmaceutical industry

+ Previous experience in the clinical management of oncology/rare disease or equivalent

+ Strong presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate medical data/concepts

+ Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)

+ Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)

+ Excellent project management ability

+ Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

+ Strong leadership capabilities with the ability to effectively work independently

Desirable Requirements

+ Previous pharmaceutical industry experience

+ Previous experience in field medical role

+ Previous experience in oncology/rare disease therapeutic area

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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