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Are you a Physician with expertise in Cell Therapy? Would you like to combine your scientific drive with your strategic and tactical leadership skills to develop cell based therapies? Join us and be a key player in the build of our Biopharmaceuticals R&D Cell Therapy department. Together we will push the boundaries of Science!

At AstraZeneca, we work without barriers between functions at the cutting-edge of science, it's a place to rethink the future of medicine. That's why we love it - this is the place to make a greater impact. Biopharmaceuticals R&D is committed to the development of next generation innovative medicines and we are building a Cell Therapy department with the goal to establish AstraZeneca as a world-leader in Cell Therapy across disease areas within Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) and Respiratory and Inflammation (R&I). The department will bring together >50 specialists to support the organisation with cell therapy expertise and capabilities. The new department has an agile "biotech-like" culture, with specialists in the department working closely with experts across AstraZeneca globally to leverage the existing and emerging platforms in stem cell technologies, new modalities, universal cell lines, and CRISPR-mediated genome editing.

As a Medical Lead you will be reporting to the Head of Biopharmaceutical R&D Cell Therapy. You will be a valued member of the leadership team with responsibility to continue the build of the Biopharmaceutical R&D Cell Therapy Department and drive overall medical strategy and leadership of the department. You will thus be a key player in the delivery of our aspirations to be differentiated within the Cell Therapy space and as such will have strong impact on the shape of AstraZeneca R&D.

The role can be placed at either of AstraZeneca's dynamic R&D sites in Gothenburg, Sweden or Cambridge, UK where you will work at the fore-front of Cell Therapy science in a global, cross-disciplinary environment.

What you'll do

In this key role you will be responsible for the development and delivery of strategic and tactical leadership for clinical development of Cell Therapies within Biopharmaceuticals R&D. As a renowned expert in the Cell Therapy field provide expertise to the design, conduct, monitoring, data interpretation and reporting of Cell Therapy clinical trials. Responsibilities include:

* Strategic planning, implementation and operation of Cell Therapy development projects, including interaction with and presentations to senior management
* Develop effective collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including Clinical Development both regionally and globally
* Support development of the Cell Therapy strategy in collaboration with senior stakeholders
* Oversee design and implementation of early stage clinical projects in Cell Therapy. Ensure that the overall scientific and medical content of all clinical programs is scientifically and clinically rigorous.
* Lead teams in designing clinical protocols aligned with clinical development plans
* Lead regulatory communication and preparation of higher level documents
* Review potential in-licensing candidates and present recommendations to Senior Management for investment decision-making
* Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness on emerging medical and scientific development and develops contacts with opinion leaders
* Promote a culture of agility and innovation - foster a working environment that promotes science and encourages innovation

Essential for the role

This highly visible position will require a well-trained clinician with strong leadership and communication skills who is driven by science. You have a medical degree and preferentially a Ph.D in a relevant scientific discipline. Solid experience of advanced Cell Therapy research and development is a must! In addition, you are well networked and have a strong reputation within the Cell Therapy field.

The right person for this role have a proven track record in Cell Therapy development, particularly early phase clinical trials, design of strategic development plans, protocol writing & study conduct, health authorities interaction and translational medicine. You also have experience of successfully leading project teams.

With your excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills you have the ability to influence strategically and persuade tactfully to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive organisational relationships. You operate effectively across boundaries in a global matrix research environment to influence both internal and external stakeholders, including senior management. Your passion, strong vision and drive to succeed will make you an great addition to the team!

So, what's next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it's yours.

For more information please contact hiring manager Johan Hyllner, [email protected]

Welcome with your application no later than September 6, 2022. Due to summer holliday period our response to your application may be delayed.

Where can I find out more?

Our Gothenburg site Link

Our Cambridge site Link

Cell Therapy Biopharmaceuticals R&D Link

Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "Medical Lead Cell Therapy" hos företaget Astrazeneca AB och publicerades på workey.se den 16 juli 2021 klockan 17:22.

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