Global Development Medical Director (Physician)

Astrazeneca PLC Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 1 week ago

Opportunity: Clinical Research Physician

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Late R&I

Locations: Central Cambridge (UK), Gaithersburg (US), Durham (US), Warsaw (PL)

Salary: Competitive, with excellent benefits

Follow the science to explore and innovate

Here we are committed to making a difference. We have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

How we do it

We are always listening and learning from people who live with the diseases our medicines treat. It enables us to better understand their needs and, ultimately, diagnose and design the right treatments to impact patients' lives.

Why we love it

Ultimately, it's more than a job. We know that our work impacts people with serious conditions, many of whom have no other alternatives. That's what drives us - the potential to impact over one billion patients worldwide.

At Late Respiratory & 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, you will provide clinical mentorship and scientific leadership for clinical development programs within AstraZeneca's global organization. You will operate in a wide range of aspects in pharmaceutical medicine and lead a multitude of contacts with health authorities, colleagues and marketing companies within and outside of AstraZeneca.

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:

  • 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

  • Provide expert medical input into the preparation of regulatory documents and interactions with health authorities

  • Provide expert analysis and interpretation of data from ongoing studies and from the literature

  • Prepare and present publications at scientific meetings and congresses

Essential for the role

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

You also possess:

  • Extensive 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

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease knowledge

  • Drug development experience

  • Phenomenal interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

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 groundbreaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what's next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

Advertising opens on 14th January 2022 and we welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 28th January 2022

For more information please contact:

Additional information

Our Company Values & Behaviors underpin everything we do so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them. You may also want to check out our new R&D Video showing how we turn Science into Medicines. Covid-19 Resources

More information about our sites:

  • Cambridge, UK

  • Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Gaithersburg, US

Date Posted


Closing Date


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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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