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Research Physician for Clinical Research – Late R&I COVID-19 Team

Ort Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA Durham, North Carolina, USA Cambridge, England, Vereinigtes Königreich Anzeigen-ID R-090682 Veröffentlichungsdatum 09/17/2020

Are you a passionate Physician thriving to make a true impact on patients’ lives? Do you want a breadth of opportunities to be curious and do groundbreaking, outstanding work that has big impact on COVID-19? This is an opportunity to seek the challenges of clinical development in a group of positive, focused and highly motivated colleagues. If you can envision providing clinical expertise in a role that can impact patients’ lives – join our COVID-19 clinical team today!

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

At LateRespiratory & Immunology (Late R&I), we’re driven by innovation and our dedication to make a real-life difference in patients’ lives. That difference starts with you. We are part of the BioPharmaceutical R&D unit. Here, you will get the opportunity to work in a truly international environment and meet and discuss with key opinion leaders, other medical colleagues and authorities in basic science, as well as commercial, regulatory, and other functions.

What you’ll do

As a Clinical Research Physician within Late R&I Clinical Development for the Clinical COVID-19 Team, you will provide clinical mentorship and leadership for clinical development programs within AstraZeneca's global organization. You will operate in a wide range of aspects in pharmaceutical medicine and with health authorities, colleagues and marketing companies within and outside of AstraZeneca.

Your role will be focused on late stage COVID-19 clinical trials within R&I, where you will collaborate with the team with all aspects of clinical and scientific input and safety evaluation. You will also support and contribute to medical monitoring of trials. You will impact clinical project teams and assist the Global Clinical Head (GCH) with the design and interpretation process, as well as establishing clear design objectives for clinical programs and studies.

We rely on you to:

  • Provide clinical expertise into the COVID-19 clinical development plans
  • Build positive relationships and networks with internal and external scientific specialists and opinion leaders
  • Work closely with colleagues in other functions including Patient Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Biometrics, and Clinical Operations
  • Be involved primarily in Late Stage (Ph2b and later) clinical programmes and additionally collaborate with clinical colleagues supporting Early Stage programs as well as Medical Affairs colleagues
  • Provide medical input into the content of core labelling texts and medical support for commercial activities, as well as the scientific component of the pricing and value strategy

Essential for the role

We believe that you are a fully qualified physician (MD or MD PhD) with pharmaceutical industry with pharmaceutical industry experience in late stage clinical drug development. Respiratory and/or Immunology is desirable. Willingness to travel nationally and internationally (when appropriate) as needed for the role is expected.

You also possess:

  • Significant experience in the design, execution and interpretation of Late Stage clinical trials in the Respiratory or Immunology area or other therapeutic area/ specialty in clinical development
  • Phenomenal interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Desirable for the role

  • Experience of leading and managing cross functional collaboration activities and a passion for customers
  • Vaccine and/or mAb clinical development experience

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!

Where can I find out more?

Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our employees and the patients on our clinical trials is of paramount importance to us at AstraZeneca. We fully support and commend the vital role physicians are undertaking during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to recruit open physician vacancies, making use of digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit great talent, but we want you to be aware that we are happy to discuss postponing start dates, releasing you for voluntary/ paid clinical work or similar activities during this time.  We thank you in advance for all you are doing for patients in these challenging times.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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