Medical Advisor Respiratory & Immunology (f/m/d)


Job Overview

AstraZeneca Österreich GmbH

Medical Advisor Respiratory & Immunology (f/m/d)

Location: Vienna

Job ID: R-121628

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases, Oncology, Respiratory, Immunology, Vaccines and Infectious diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. As the Austrian Marketing Company we want so set new and creative standards for market cultivation and to build up scientific leadership in the Austrian market. Apply to join us in exciting times with many new product launches covering some of the most important disease areas and having the potential to make a real impact. Be among our employees who continue to make us an innovation-driven company that stands firmly among the world’s leaders in biopharmaceuticals. Learn more about us:

In these exciting times with many new product launches and indication expansions, our team continues to grow and internal development opportunities arise regularly. Therefore, we are currently looking for colleagues for the position of

Medical Advisor (MA) – R&I (Respiratory & Immunology)

In this function you demonstrate scientific value by strategic partnering with in- and external stakeholders, by understanding and anticipating their needs and by translating these proactively into actions. You support the strategic planning and delivery of all medical affairs initiatives in a specific brand to support the local objectives while staying in close touch with customers (40-50% field time). Next to that you help the cross-functional team who is active in the Therapeutic Area to ensure that they optimally contribute to their specific task.You stimulate the team’s contribution to the clinical development and medical evidence generation & and build confidence for our products to inform clinical practice with a clear patient centric approach.

Your main tasks

  • Responsible (development and execution) for integrated medical affairs plan and associated budget
  • Strong customer focus with min. 40 – 50% field time
  • Proactively contribute medical & clinical expertise and insights to the brand strategy, for the successful launch (= prelaunch activities) and life cycle management (LCM) of new & growth products
  • Understand, anticipate, communicate and address data gaps and unmet needs of external stakeholders
  • Act as medical reviewer for activities and promotional materials in accordance with compliance guidelines
  • Collaborate closely with BU, market access, regulatory, medical information, patient safety and clinical trials unit
  • Ensure scientific and medical accuracy of outgoing materials, research papers and other reports, and may have sign off authority
  • Develop and enhances professional relationships with HCPs/KEEs, professional societies and patient organisations.
  • Generate product related insights by regular peer to peer visits (40-50% time in field) and provides them to relevant internal partners
  • Organize and conducts medical education, scientific exchange and advisory board meetings
  • Define and delivers training on medical background of the product
  • Evaluate ESR-proposals as part of L-REG and supports conduction according to milestones set
  • Provide scientific and strategic input to the respective MSL activities. Can take up mentorship of MSL
  • Works closely with senior practitioners to develop the marketing direction of a brand in a local market
  • Ensure own scientific knowledge of best practices and new relevant developments are up to date

Your Profile

  • University degree in a health-related scientific field, such as MD or PhD
  • Good understanding of respiratory and immunology development and execution of medical affairs plans, previous knowledge in respiratory and immunology is a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, preferentially as MSL or within Medical Affairs in one of the therapeutic areas mentioned above; experience within Clinical research will also be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of the local regulatory and market access requirements related to medical affairs activities.
  • In depth scientific knowledge in immunology (rheumatology) and SLE is an advantage
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the legal and ethical framework and the procedural guidelines that apply to the promotion and approval of medicinal products in Austria (Pharmacodex, Compliance)
  • Quick self-learner, ability and willingness to work in a team and independently
  • Communicative competence and presentation skills
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • High-level of scientific knowledge and ability to analyze and process clinical and scientific data
  • Experience in liaising with healthcare professionals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including communicating complex technical, scientific, or medical information to broad audience types
  • Driving license, and willingness to drive within whole Austria

We offer

The starting salary for this position is from 70,000 EUR, – annual gross depending on experience. We offer our employees numerous benefits and comprehensive social benefits. From flexible working hours to a variety of development opportunities to company pension and supplementary insurance. Participation in the company’s success through bonus payments is a matter of course, as well as company cars and company cell phone.

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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