Medical Affairs Manager Oncology Lung Cancer (f/m/d)


Job Overview

AstraZeneca Österreich GmbH

Medical Affairs Manager Oncology Lung Cancer (f/m/d)

Location: Vienna

Job ID: R-122807

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, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries across six continents and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. We represent a diverse gathering of working cultures. Yet there is one element that connects us all: helping people live healthier lives. 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:

We have a bold ambition to provide cures for cancer in every form. We are following the science to understand cancer and all its complexities to discover, develop and deliver life-changing treatments and increase the potential to save the lives of people around the world. In four years, we have developed five new drugs in six tumor types. Through mechanisms of action such as immuno-oncology, tumor drivers and resistance, and DNA repair mechanisms, we contribute to patient well-being in the core therapeutic areas of lung, breast, ovarian cancer and hematology (malignant neoplasms).

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 Affairs Manager Oncology Lung cancer (f/m/d)

Your main tasks/ key accountabilities

Maintain robust scientific and medical expertise:

  • Keep track of relevant scientific peer-reviewed literature in the Therapeutic Area
  • Attend international and national scientific and medical congresses in the Therapeutic Area
  • Engage with KEE in the Therapeutic Area
  • Assimilate customer insights obtained by Medical Science Liaison
  • Ensure excellent up-to-date scientific knowledge in product and therapeutic area of internal colleagues through knowledge updates, medical product training sessions

Deliver key medical input into the brand strategy

  • Works in a strategic partnership with the Marketing and Market Access Department
  • Core member of the x-functional brand team for specific brands
  • High quality scientific and medical input in the Brand Teams, Brand Building Framework, strategic brand projects and Campaigns
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of the local operational brand strategy by ensuring input of KEE, customer insights and competitive intelligence
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving of promotional material – solution-driven with thorough understanding of the promotional standards code (company and local)
  • Responsible for medical training of sales force

Deliver strategic and educational medical projects

  • Develop and execute medical affairs projects (e.g. build evidence) of the brand plan according to budget and timelines
  • Accurate retro-planning of projects with close follow-up in line with defined goals and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Close follow-up of the project budget
  • Excellent communication on the progress of projects to all stakeholders

Build partnerships with Key External Experts

  • Build and maintain visibility and excellent long-term professional relationships with Key External Experts
  • Gather their insights and feed these insights back into the brand team
  • Advocacy mapping and management
  • Discussions with KEE on latest scientific news in therapeutic area
  • Lead national advisory boards with KEE
  • Involve KEE in medico-marketing projects and internal trainings
  • Manage Real World Evidence projects (observational studies, local data collection)


Essential Requirements

  • doctorate in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or natural sciences
  • Significant and robust experience with searching, handling, assimilating, synthesizing, reporting and presenting scientific data in the health care sector
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant Legislation and Codes of Practice relating to promotional activities
  • Knowledge of therapeutic area Oncology or the ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly. Broad employability in other Therapy Areas is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of patient needs
  • Knowledge of the Pharma and Austrian healthcare environment
  • Medical integrity and ethical balance
  • Languages: Fluent German and English


Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in and knowledge of Pharmaceutical medical and marketing processes
  • National mobility and flexibility
  • At least 3 years of experience in a medical affairs/liaison role in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in moderation of meetings with Healthcare Professionals
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Driving licence B

We offer

The starting salary for this position is from 65,000 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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