Do you have expertise in, and a passion for clinical development? Are you looking to work at the cutting-edge, where scientific innovations and an entrepreneurial spirit are the norm? Join the team at the heart of AstraZeneca that is committed and encouraged to follow the science in Oncology R&D, and you could be involved in clinical drug development across our six scientific platforms very soon!
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
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.
Our Oncology strategy is built with one goal in mind - to push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine and transform the lives of patients living with cancer. Our broad pipeline of next-generation medicines, together with our focus on excellence in execution, are aimed at expanding treatment options and improving outcomes for patients with solid tumours and haematological cancers.
We focus on four strategic priorities:
Oncology Research & Development
Join the team dedicated to Oncology, with an ambition to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. It's our big vision that unites and inspires us.
With multiple indications and high-quality molecules at all stages of our innovative pipeline, we keep pushing forward. Fusing ground breaking science with the latest technology to achieve breakthroughs. Backed by investment, we thrive to deliver 6 new molecular entities by 2025.
A place built on courage, curiosity and collaboration - we make ambitious decisions driven by patient outcomes. Empowered to lead at every level, free to ask questions and take smart risks that write the next chapter for our pipeline and Oncology team.
One area of significant investment is to build internal infrastructure to be a leader in next generation of products in Oncology. Using historical expertise in biologics engineering, gene editing and immune expertise across solid and haematological malignancies, AstraZeneca is uniquely positioned to develop the best technologies and is already growing a differentiated pipeline.
The Oncology Research and Early Development (Early Oncology) unit has the accountability for all activities in small and large molecule oncology research up to the initiation of Phase 3 clinical studies. The unit seeks to deliver compelling preclinical, clinical and translational data packages providing confidence in the dosing strategy, tolerability profile and therapeutic efficacy of our candidate drugs to support investment in late stage clinical development.
As a Clinical Scientist, you are an important part of the Project Team, working harmoniously with program and study level clinical lead/study physician as the specialist in medical scientific aspects of the compound and its development. The accountabilities are broad however, the core accountabilities are the medical & scientific support for the development and implementation of early phase AstraZeneca sponsored clinical program strategy, externally sponsored collaborative research program strategy and studies, including clinical science support for initiating clinical trial(s), supporting clinical data review, interpretation of the study results and supporting final recommendations to senior management.
You may also provide expert input to process improvement initiatives, development of junior members of the team and provide strategic contributions to the global clinical scientist team. We expect you to demonstrate strong collaborative communication skills and influence a diverse range of scientific partners both within and external to AstraZeneca.
We can hire Clinical Scientists at Associate Director. Director, or Sr Director level, in our R&D sites at Cambridge, UK, or Waltham, NYC or Gaithersburg, US. Are you interested in working across a range of platforms such as IO, Antibody Drug Conjugates, Cell Therapy, Tumour Drivers and Resistance, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response? This is your chance to work on one of the most promising Oncology pipelines in the industry!
Typical accountabilities (scope of the activity dependent on level of experience)
Program Level (when assigned as clinical science resource for a program):
Study Level (when assigned as clinical science resource for a study):
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
We have the flexibility to consider varying levels of experience for this position and offer at an Associate Director (E) OR Director level (F).
So, what's next?
Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Do you want to be part of building an innovative pipeline and deliver potentially high impact treatments to patients? If this describes you, don't hesitate in submitting an application today!
Location: Cambridge UK
Competitive salary and benefits package on offer.
Closing date: 2nd June 2022
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