Main Duties and Responsibilities :
You will drive the development and implementation of the Medical Affairs tactical plan for AZ's Haematology portfolio within the Marketing Company under the guidance of the Haematology Medical Manager.
You will ensure that all Medical Affairs activities are compliant, aligned with Global, sanctioned by the appropriate stakeholders and truly patient-focused.
The Oncology Medical Scientific Liaison is a Field-based role which is responsible for provision of high quality medical & scientific expertise on emerging treatment trends via in-
depth expert medical and scientific product / disease area discussions and presentations of detailed clinical data in a non-
promotional scientific context.
Typical Accountabilities include :
Scientific Information Management and Dissemination
Keep him / herself up-to-date in therapeutic area and product knowledge (including competitors);
Regular meeting with Opinion Leaders and Influence groups to build partnership, share data, request support and provide support including publications, slide sets;
Respond to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved AZ products or unapproved uses of approved products, presenting such information in an objective, well balanced, substantiated manner that is scientific in tone and content, free of promotional messages, truthful, and is not misleading.
Appropriately share data with Health Care Professionals discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way;
Respond to requests by Health Care Professionals for information about clinical / scientific data relating to products in line with local legislation;
Facilitate continuous medical education events for Health Care Professionals.
Building Opinion Leader Relationships
Identify and partner with national, regional / local Opinion Leaders and influence or advocacy groups for AstraZeneca products;
Serve as information source for Health Care Professionals;
Work with Health Care Professionals as partners in scientific activities that help advance disease understanding and are consistent with Medical Affairs strategy & objectives, such as : Identify potential speakers and train speakers as appropriate for local eventsProvide recommendations for advisory board participants and serve as faculty / facilitators for advisory board meetings.
Contribution to Brand Strategy by supporting cross-functional team(s)
Provide AZ with an understanding of the local medical community landscape, clinical practice trends and real and / or perceived gaps in current scientific knowledge and medical treatment;
Support of pre-launch activities for new therapeutic area, products and line extensions;
Share Health Care professionals insight and customer needs with cross-functional team.
Minimum Requirements : Essential
At least 2 year s experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Advanced English and Spanish, written and spoken
Medical or Pharmaceutical Degree
Able to legally work in Costa Rica
Availability to travel between 30% to 40% of the time
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Microsoft Office Proficiency
Demostrated scientific background
Desirable Requirements :
Degree level qualification in science / medicine preferred
Medical Affairs experience preferred
Experience within Oncology
Experience of working within cross-functional business units
Understanding of Account Planning and Customer Engagement programs and processes
Knowledge of local and international Oncology Key Opinion Leaders
Appreciation of local healthcare system pricing and reimbursement
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-
assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.
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.