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Royston, England, United Kingdom
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Job reference: R-040238
Posted date: Mar. 13, 2019

Position:             Director Scientific Project Management, Oncology Translational Medicine

Salary:                Competitive

Location:            Cambridge, UK or Boston, US

At AstraZeneca, innovation is more than just research. As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, we’re focused on developing medicines that make a real difference in patient care. This is a place with an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture, where you’ll feel valued, energised and rewarded for your ideas and contributions. A place where talented people can immerse themselves in their work and make significant contributions towards scientific and commercial excellence.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver medicines that transform the lives of people around the world. As a Director of Scientific Project Management (oncology) you'll be working within one of the strongest science hubs in the world with an incredibly strong early stage portfolio. Our planned new site in Cambridge is set to become our largest centre for oncology research, as well as hosting scientists working in other disease areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As one of a team of Directors of Scientific Project Management you will be a senior leader working in the Oncology Translational Medicine Department in Oncology Innovative Medicines Biotech Unit.  You will use your expertise to partner with the Medical Science Director to enable clinical programme design and be accountable for the operational delivery of programmes of clinical studies which have been designed to establish suitability of compounds for late stage development.

As a Director of Scientific Project Management, you will be key player in the work of the product development team(s), working in close partnership with the lead physician for assigned compounds to formulate the clinical development plan. Responsible for managing global or regional scientific projects ensuring project strategy guidelines are adhered to or as an expert involved in the design, conduct and monitoring of clinical oncology projects. Will ensure the clinical projects are delivered within the agreed budgets and in accordance with GCP. Will be responsible for overseeing the development of the functional strategy or act as a renowned expert in own field.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience

As a Director of Scientific Project Management, you will be expected to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline, preferably in biological science, and bring significant experience in global drug development and clinical delivery leadership preferably in the Ph1/2 area for oncology programmes.  You should be able to demonstrate a proven ability to develop clinical programmes to meet business goals and to assess business risk versus potential value, and the ability to align work with global business requirements.

You should have significant experience of clinical programme management and use of project management techniques in complex projects, including resourcing and financial management.  Strong strategic influencing skills and the ability to influence broadly within and outside the organisation are important, as is a proven experience of clinical research provider selection/oversight and leading delivery through collaboration with interface organisations and external providers.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender 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.

Director, Scientific Project Management
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AstraZeneca in the UK

Our 6,700-strong UK workforce is based across seven sites in the UK, including our new research facilities and global corporate headquarters in Cambridge. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is globally renowned as a leading centre of research, education and patient care. For AstraZeneca, the campus is the perfect environment in which to foster a vibrant culture of open innovation and collaboration.

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