Require Diagnostic Liaison Manager at AstraZeneca

 

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through four key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Post : Diagnostic Liaison Manager

Job Description
The Diagnostic Liaison Manager supports the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics / testing solutions to enable optimal patient access, treatment throughout the lifecycle of the product. It includes providing insights into the core medical team, interacting with key HCPs. An important element of this role is to work collaboratively with the medical scientific liaisons and local sales teams and execute on tactical plans with a good understanding of the medical and clinical operational issues on the interface between the oncologist/HCP and the testing pathway, helping to deliver appropriate information, insights and solutions. 

The Diagnostic Liaison Manager is to work in appropriate coordination with the Field Sales Team and Medical Scientific Liaisons help gather insights and deliver education as appropriate to internal and external stakeholders and execute on tactical plans with a deep understanding of the medical environment and disease/pathology to help support clinical and medical questions to facilitate optimal testing, removal of barriers and advance the scientific development of appropriate testing solutions as needed.

Major Responsibilities:
• Identify and develop needs-based relationships with, Pathologists and molecular pathologists, molecular diagnostics kit suppliers, scientific experts, laboratory decision makers, thought-leaders: Health Care Professionals (HCP), and scientific organizations
• Identify barriers to diagnostics testing through Diagnostic Testing labs, Diagnostics Kit companies, lab networks and HCPs. Execution of tactical plans locally to support and educate on appropriate testing
• Help develop robust testing facilities in strategic centres, including protocol support, working on identification and removing bottlenecks in testing, monitoring the number and performance of testing. Demand generation through education, awareness, and advocacy
• Help to deliver appropriate, approved, educational information on disease, pathology and diagnostics to internal and external stakeholders. Deliver highly technical and medical data presentations to Pathologists, HCPs and multidisciplinary teams
• Support externally sponsored research as appropriate
• Provide insights to core medical teams to aid in the development of India specific plan and to help inform and shape the local strategy
• Strategic Key Account Management skills
• Adhere to the AZ Code of Conduct, The Policy Handbook, Standards, and SOPs as well as comply with all regulatory and compliance requirements for your role.

Internal Contacts:
• Diagnostics lead
• Core medical team including brand medical leads
• Brand Teams in coordination with the Diagnostic lead

External engagement:
• Health Care Professionals including oncologists and pathologists
• Diagnostic partners – labs, kit manufacturers
• Advocacy and national and regional professional associations societies
• Oncology Diagnostics Managers
• Professional associations and societies

Candidate Profile
• Master Degree in Life Sciences/Medical Biotechnology/Pharmacy or Ph.D. preferred
• >3 years of experience in molecular diagnostic market and clinical testing; preferably oncology experience (lung cancer, women cancer, immunotherapy)
• Expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
• Understand diagnostic verification and validation procedures to ensure robust study protocols
• Ability to travel (>50%; percentage varies with geography)
• Strong team work and collaboration skills
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Has the ability to work under pressure and with short timelines, being resourceful and tenacious in approaching problems and leveraging all available sources for developing solutions
• Thorough knowledge of diagnostic test development and regulatory environment and oncology environment (and experience with clinical trials preferred)
• Proven demonstration of effective cross-functional project team leadership
• Strong execution focus

Additional Information
Qualification : Ph.D, M.Pharm, M.Sc
Location : Bangalore
Industry Type : Pharma / Healthcare / Clinical research
Functional Area : Diagnostic
End Date : 15th August, 2019

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