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Executive Director, Hematology R&D

Ort Mississauga, Ontario, Kanada Anzeigen-ID R-113882 Veröffentlichungsdatum 07/13/2021

Company: AstraZeneca Canada Ltd

About AstraZeneca:

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

 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. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

AstraZeneca Canada:

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, we’ve been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for 7 straight years. Our collaborative work environment fosters knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a commitment to sustainability, we’re working towards making a meaningful impact where society needs it — health. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected, each impacting the others.

Our dynamic culture truly sets us apart. We support our people every day, focusing on three priorities: employee growth & development, health & wellbeing, and cultivating a vibrant, engaged and energized workplace. Through practical tools, resources, inspiring learning opportunities, and health and wellness support, we are helping our people thrive at work and beyond.

Our Oncology Research and Development Team:

Oncology is driven by speed. Here you will be backed by leadership and empowered at every level to prioritize and make bold moves. Our pioneering approach is identifying and treating patients earlier, focusing on early stage cancer trials and listening and evolving based on their needs.

Join a dedicated Oncology team that’s growing fast and building a strong track record of success. We make bold moves at the cutting-edge. Transforming molecules to change the practice of medicine.  

Our Position

As the Executive Director, Hematology R&D you will be a core member of the Hematology R&D Leadership team and will provide scientific, clinical and strategic input into the Global Product Team, Therapeutic Area Strategy and the Oncology Business Unit.

This role will help lead clinical trials under the Hematology portfolio development program and will provide clinical input into Hematology strategic initiatives, Hematology asset strategy and Business Development (as requested). Additionally, this role is responsible for partnering with the Global Product Leaders, Early Oncology leaders, strategy team and other stakeholders to maximize the potential for Hematology portfolio and for the clinical development delivery of the program.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Partnership with the Hematology team for the planning, implementation and daily operation of drug development projects

  • Lead creation of clinical development plans and ensure cross-functional alignment on an ongoing basis throughout the clinical study lifecycle.

  • Present and defend protocols and clinical development plans at internal governance forums

  • Monitor study progress, ensure proper study conduct and adherence to the protocol, lead data review, evaluation, and analyses with support from Data Management and Stats & Programming team

  • Present study updates, interim results, and final headline data to senior management as required

  • Work with the team to various official and regulatory documents for Regulatory and other agencies, such as Dossiers, BLAs, INDs, Safety and Annual reports, handling of responses to regulatory agencies regarding questions about complex clinical development issues (e.g., safety or efficacy)

  • Provide leadership to the study team and manage and provide insight into the study budget

  • Develop new study concepts and drive business cases that deliver clinical and commercial value and meet reimbursement authority needs

  • Work with functional management to develop the plans and resolve issues

  • Develop external information on the product (including publications, regulatory documents, clinical trial registers etc.)

  • Report on adverse events per AstraZeneca’s policy

Education/work experience required for the role:

  • Bachelor in Medical Sciences or related discipline

  • Over 10 years of Specialty expertise in Hematology

  • Over 8 years of clinical drug development experience in academic/hospital institution or biopharma industry

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Deep Hematology expertise. Fully conversant with science as it relates to hematological clinical studies

  • Understands unmet medical needs, creates a clear path forward, shows how to win

  • Over 10 years of knowledge and evidence of successful Hematology product development based on strong science, commercial insights, market research and competitive intelligence

  • Demonstrated understanding of Hematology patient selection and stratification including companion/complementary diagnostic development and registration

  • 10 + years of combined academic, cancer center and industry experience, preferred

  • Credible with Key External Hematology Experts, Payers and Hematology scientific communities, desired

  • Internationally recognized as an expert in Hematology field, desired

  • Language required: English

Other requirements:

  • Ability to travel globally up to 30% of the time. Travel to the Mississauga, ON office on a quarterly basis may be required.

Additional information:

Term: 24 months contract, full-time at 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $390,000 - 410,000 CAD + bonus. Salary may be increased as a result of individual performance/merit progressively.

Benefits: Health and Dental

Business address:  1004 Middlegate Road, Suite 5000, Mississauga, ON, L4Y 1M4, Canada

Work Location: This role will report into our Head Office at 5000 - 1004 Middlegate Road, Mississauga, ON, and may be performed from our head office or fully remote from a home office based within Canada

Contact information: Angela Code, - Manager, Talent Acquisition angela.code@astrazeneca.com

Apply today!

Resumes will be accepted for this role by formally applying at: https://astrazeneca.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Canada---Mississauga/Executive-Director--Hematology-R-D_R-110684-1

AstraZenecais an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination.AstraZenecais committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. Such accommodation is available on request in respect of all aspects of the recruitment, assessment and selection process and may be requested by emailing AZCHumanResources@astrazeneca.com.



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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