Senior Director, Hematology, Oncology Research & Development Strategy

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Posted in Pharmaceuticals
about 1 month ago

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Job Description

We are seeking a strategic thinker and persuasive communicator to join AstraZeneca's Oncology Research & Development (R&D) Strategy team and lead our efforts within the hematology portfolio.

Are you seeking an opportunity to use scientific knowledge and strategic analysis skills to help craft decisions that will have a direct impact on patients' lives? Then join us at AstraZeneca!


At AstraZeneca, we have created and strategically acquired one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry. In addition to developing this pipeline using in-house capabilities, we also partner with a host of biotech companies to use new, ground-breaking technologies..
What you'll do

In this role, you will help lead the Hematology Strategy Team to coordinate output for AZ Oncology R&D critical results. You will work with cross-functional specialists across research, development, and commercial functions to develop and implement strategies across lung cancer in order to optimize the development of our portfolio of oncology drugs.

To achieve this, it is important that you possess strong analytical and communication skills; as well as capable of formulating cohesive strategic arguments and respectfully challenge a group of experts. This requires effective stakeholder and relationship management skills with the ability to interact and build trusted relationships with all levels of employees, including senior leadership.

The role will require moderate global travel (Medical congress, Advisory boards and key internal meetings).

Strong scientific backgrounds and strategic thinking skills are crucial for the success of the role. Candidates from a range of experiences are encouraged to apply. Examples include, but are not limited to, oncology R&D, biopharma consulting, pharmaceutical investment banking, and more. Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience in identifying and driving key projects and providing researched, verified, relevant information to leaders.
Responsibilities include:
Guide team through Strategy Process

Breakdown the problem

Devise/Organize workstreams to solve

Integration across matrix organization

Data sources: Clinical, Translational, CI, Market data

Multiple GPTs/assets: Early, late

Other teams: BD, Informatics, cfDNA, ADCs, Cell Therapy, other tumor types

Essential for the role
You will have experience in:

  • Analysis and fact-based decision-making;
  • Working with data and/or a science research/ bio-pharmaceutical environment;
  • Understanding of clinical data and clinical trial design;
You will be:
  • Able to analyze and conceptualize a strategy with the judgement, and skills to influence, set direction, generate alignment, as well as balance short-and-long-term needs
  • Very familiar with the drug development process and vital strategic and commercial touch points
  • Highly intellectually capable with agility and resourcefulness;
  • Able to influence without authority and establish and maintain credibility with senior audiences
  • Resourceful, motivated, decisive and proactive; able to prioritize in a fast-growing organization
Desirable Skills:
  • Educated to PhD level
  • Experience of setting up short-and-long-term strategic plans
Why AstraZeneca:

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.

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