Head of Department Bioscience Lung Epithelium - AstraZeneca AB - Läkarjobb i Göteborg
Head of Department Bioscience Lung Epithelium
AstraZeneca AB / Läkarjobb / Göteborg
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Placement: Gothenburg, Sweden

We seek to recruit a Head of Department Bioscience Lung Epithelium to our site at Gothenburg, Sweden.

Bioscience Lung Epithelium department is a critical unit within the IMED RIA, where novel ideas for drugs are to be discovered and developed in a strong cross-functional environment to meet the unmet medical need for patients with disruption of the lung epithelium.

As Head of Bioscience Lung Epithelium you will have a principal role in the IMED RIA, with direct impact on R&D Discovery output through effective partnerships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders. You will have a major impact on strategic development of the IMED RIA, ensuring that the portfolio is delivered today and that IMED RIA science and capabilities are fit for future challenges and opportunities.

We are looking for you who is an internationally recognised scientist with a proven track record of innovation and milestone delivery in several drug discovery projects or has provided scientific leadership through academic excellence in the area of Lung Epithelium. In addition, you have excellent communication skills and an ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries with an entrepreneurial attitude and delivery focus.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

* Lead the IMED RIA Bioscience Lung Epithelium department as a role-model leadership figure
* To drive the development and progression of a portfolio of IMED pre-clinical and early clinical opportunities which will support the IMED RIA in achieving its business objectives and the delivery of the IMED RIA strategy
* To achieve scientific excellence at all levels ensuring highest quality research is carried out
* To raise the visibility and profile of RIA Bioscience within and outside AZ
* Build and maintain a network to key leading research institutions
* Contributions as member of the IMED RIA LT
* Support development of winning disease area strategies for the IMED, driving portfolio value, in coordination with respective biologics IMED.
* Share responsibility for IMED biology area strategy, and the delivery of sufficient positive POP/POC, demonstrating therapeutic relevance, with high probability of successful market access and delivery of valuable new medicines.
* Contribute to the content of the agreed business plan and execute against it
* Ensure agile response of IMED business plan to significant changes in the external and competitive environment
* You will recruit, retain and develop leading scientists to build a world class team.
* Provide high quality feedback and coaching to direct reports (direct and deployed) and mentor key talent in the organization

Key Deliverables

* Drive and coordinate the identification and delivery of the best project opportunities
* Achieve scientific leadership in the areas of Lung Epithelium and early development for RIA
* Build and maintain bioscience capabilities and ensure the most critical experiments are carried out
* Continuously monitor the external environment to identify opportunities, threats and risks in a timely manner.
* Ensure that the Bioscience position is fully integrated into the IMED strategy and portfolio reviews.
* Contribute with knowledge and expertise in the activities required to deliver the Biology Area Strategies and Business Plan for the IMED.
* Line manage group of direct reports

Minimum Requirements

* PhD or MD and post-doc experience preferable in the lung epithelium Biology/Medicine
* Will be an internationally recognised Scientist with a proven track record of innovation and milestone delivery in several drug discovery projects or to have provided scientific leadership through academic excellence
* Strong publication track record
* Current academic affiliation (e.g. adjunct professor) is a plus
* Proven entrepreneurial and innovation driven leadership abilities in a drug discovery environment with demonstrable knowledge of pre-clinical R&D.
* A strong track record of building successful internal/external partnership and collaboration relationships, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and awareness.
* Experience and excellent understanding of the Therapeutic Area
* Understanding of payer, regulatory and commercial issues in the pharmaceutical industry.

We welcome your application no later than November 30, 2017

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Sista dag att ansöka är 2017-10-27
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