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Los Angeles, California, United States
Job reference: R-046793
Posted date: Mar. 13, 2019
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At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a CVMD Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

AstraZeneca’s strategy in CVMD focuses on ways to reduce morbidity, mortality and organ damage by addressing multiple risk factors across cardiovascular (CV) disease, diabetes and chronic kidney-disease indications.  The patient-centric approach is reinforced by science-led life-cycle management programs and technologies, including early research into regenerative methods.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The CVMD Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's cardiovascular and metabolic marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development. The CVMD Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL engages in scientific exchange with targeted Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Key Decision Makers (KDMs), and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) consistent with Medical Affairs and Therapeutic Brand Teams’ objectives.

The CVMD Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL will identify and engage key customers with scientific expertise and business knowledge of AstraZeneca marketed products and compounds in development.  This includes developing peer-level relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Key Decision Makers (KDMs) and researchers consistent with Scientific and Medical Affairs strategy and objectives along with identifying pre-clinical, clinical and post-marketing study investigators in alignment with the goals of Clinical Development activities and Therapeutic Brand Teams initiatives. 

As an CVMD Medical Science Liaison/Sr. MSL you will provide actionable information that enhances the value and appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products to internal stakeholders; respond to customer inquiries to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products and services and deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information that clinically differentiates AstraZeneca’s products.

Additional accountabilities include adhering to internal standard processes and complying with regulatory and compliance requirements along with sustaining expertise in disease state management, emerging therapies and the competitive landscape; providing clinical support and delivering data presentations regionally and nationally; demonstrating project leadership and management in and across the field medical team and therapeutic area; training and mentoring within therapeutic area, providing performance guidelines and coaching.

Essential Requirements

  • Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing or equivalent
  • Knowledge of customer segments and market dynamics
  • Demonstrated expertise in discussing scientific content and context to multiple audiences
  • Excellent project management ability
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory environment
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)

Desirable Requirements

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Medical Science Liaison in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Established track record of basic or clinical research
  • Demonstrated expertise in the drug discovery and drug development process
  • Experience in diabetes, metabolic and/or acute coronary system area

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

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