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Diagnostics Executive

Ort Neu-Delhi, Delhi, Indien Anzeigen-ID R-201968 Veröffentlichungsdatum 11/07/2024


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 a Diagnostic Executive you’ll play a pivotal role in providing test access 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.

As the Medical Affairs Diagnostic Executive, you will leverage your current medical, diagnostic and clinical test experience that will make an impact within a large, global pharmaceutical company to help in adoption of testing in the assign territory and ensure seamless access of required testing.

The Diagnostic Executive supports the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal patient access, treatment throughout the lifecycle of the product. It includes providing insights into the core medical team, interacting with key HCPs. An important element of this role is to work collaboratively with the medical scientific liaisons and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of the medical and clinical operational issues on the interface between the oncologist/HCP and the testing pathway, helping to deliver appropriate information, insights and solutions.

The Diagnostic Executive is to work in appropriate coordination with the Field Sales Team and Medical Scientific Liaisons to help executing tactical plans with a deep understanding of the medical environment and disease/pathology to help support clinical and medical questions to facilitate optimal testing, removal of barriers and advance the scientific development of appropriate testing solutions as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify barriers to cancer biomarker testing through interactions with testing laboratories, Diagnostics Kit companies and HCPs. Execution of tactical plans in assigned territory to increase adoption of appropriate testing
  • Monitoring testing rate and test failure rate in the territory
  • Identify and develop needs-based relationships with, Pathologists and Molecular Pathologists, molecular diagnostics kit suppliers, scientific experts, laboratory decision makers, thought-leaders: Health Care Professionals (HCP), and scientific organizations
  • Help develop robust testing facilities in strategic centres, including protocol support, working on identification and removing bottlenecks in testing, monitoring the number and performance of testing. Demand generation through education, awareness, and advocacy
  • Provide insights to core medical teams to aid in the development of India specific plan and to help inform and shape the local strategy
  • Strategic Key Account Management skills
  • Adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, The Policy Handbook, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for your role

Internal Contacts:

  • Diagnostics team
  • Core medical team including brand medical leads
  • Brand Teams in coordination with the Diagnostic lead

External engagement:

  • Health Care Professionals including oncologists and pathologists
  • Diagnostic partners – labs
  • Advocacy and national and regional professional associations societies
  • Oncology Diagnostics Managers
  • Professional associations and societies

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master Degree in Life Sciences/Medical Biotechnology/Pharmacy
  • Experience in molecular diagnostic marketing and clinical test selling; preferably oncology experience (lung cancer, women cancer, immunotherapy)
  • Expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Ability to travel (>50%; percentage varies with geography)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong team work and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and with short timelines, being resourceful and tenacious in approaching problems and leveraging all available sources for developing solutions
  • Thorough knowledge of diagnostic test development and regulatory environment and oncology environment (and experience with clinical trials preferred)
  • Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership
  • Strong execution focus

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.

Why AstraZeneca?

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, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

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

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

  • If you’re curious to know more then please apply to this post and we will revert back to you.

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