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Global Oncology Scientific Communications Senior Director
AstraZeneca Gaithersburg, MD

Global Oncology Scientific Communications Senior Director

Gaithersburg, MD
Expired: April 17, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

Introduction to role:
Join us in our pursuit of excellence and take ownership in a company that's growing at pace. As the Scientific Communications Senior Director, you will co-lead the Content Excellence team, overseeing strategic content dissemination for internal and external stakeholders. Your role will be to educate audiences through compelling scientific narratives, focusing on the 'how' and 'when' of content generation, leveraging enterprise-wide channels. This role will empower the MC&I team to ensure all content produced translates complex scientific information into compelling, tailored, and impactful messaging.

You will be part of the Oncology MC&I Leadership Team and will be expected to coordinate with the publications team and GMA Medical Franchise Heads to support development of a detailed scientific communications plan. You will coach and collaborate with the Medical Communications & Information Directors to ensure effective implementation of the scientific communications plan. You will also engage with relevant stakeholders (e.g., MC&I MI Intelligence & Planning, Digital Acceleration) to ensure the scientific communications plan aligns with the broader content strategy.

Essential Skills/Experience:

• 10+ years of relevant health scientific communications experience with demonstrated experience in drug information and Medical Communications.

• Minimum of Master's degree

• Proven leadership/management of Medical Information or Medical Affairs Teams or equivalent, including performance development of team members.
• Experience in a strategic engagement role, developing communication strategies and plans to translate complex scientific information into impactful content, messaging, and materials for use across key scientific message platforms (inc. congresses), enabling engagement with a wide range of audiences.
• Digital comms and services experience, including experience with modular content authoring platforms and experience developing new services & programs.
• Experience in the development of messaging frameworks and providing communications support and coaching regarding communicating TA scientific messages.
• Results driven, understanding of the business needs and balancing that with the strategic impact of services on end user, a customer service orientation.
• Strong influencing, networking and communication skills, working with cross-functional teams.
• Extensive knowledge of medical resources, applicable regulations and understanding of the oncology pipeline assets.
• Strong knowledge and application of good practices in medical enquiry management and writing medical content.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
• Communications Agency experience

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

We're all here to make an impact - to achieve our bold ambition of eliminating cancer as a cause of death. In the Oncology Business Unit we relentlessly follow the science, challenging the status quo to deliver more effective treatments to patients in need. Our commitment means we purposefully push back the limits of knowledge to change the practice of medicine. To ensure no patient is left behind, no matter what stage of disease. We're brave disruptors - entrepreneurial, courageous and pioneering in our approach. Here you have the opportunity to step up, take personal accountability and lead changes in our ever-evolving environment.

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and join us in our mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death.

Date Posted

Closing Date
23-Apr-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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