Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Basiglio


At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Head of Medical Affairs for Oncology, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

 We are committed to advancing the science of oncology to deliver life-changing medicines to patients most in need. With a combination-focused pipeline that exploits the power of four scientific platforms to help address unmet clinical needs in a host of cancers, we are motivated by a dedication to the scientific discovery and collaboration that will one day help eliminate cancer as a cause of death.

As Head of Medical Affairs for Oncology you will be accountable for the strategic direction, business/resource planning, and team leadership of the Oncology Medical Affairs team in Italy.

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.


As the Head of Medical Affairs for Oncology you will be accountable for the strategic direction of the Oncology Medical Affairs function, define objectives, coordinate and prioritize the activities and resourcing of the Oncology Medical Team in Italy. You will ensure scientific leadership, develop scientific and medical excellence, and build an image of AstraZeneca as a key player in Oncology by developing innovative and differentiating partnerships. This role will report to the VP Europe Oncology Medical Affairs Head and will work in close collaboration with the Italy Oncology Business Unit Head.


- Medical Degree preferred , further Oncology qualification is an asset
- Extensive medical affairs  experience in the pharmaceutical industry , with proven track record in prelaunch and LCM medical activities of complex Oncology /Hematology portfolio
- Clear and proven extensive experience of people development , performance management, building performing organization and driving change management and innovation
- Proven ability to interact successfully with external stakeholders , including health authorities
- Evidence of team working and accountability
- Ability to operate and influence  at a high strategic level in the business
- Understanding of the responsibilities of a pharmaceutical company physician in compliance and governance
- Fluent in Italian and English 

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.

  • education
  • quality control

About the company

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.

We believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients: oncology; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity. Our science exploits our rare combination of capabilities in small molecules and biologics, immunotherapies, protein engineering technologies and devices. These are reinforced by a strong focus on translational science and personalised healthcare capabilities. We build on our own capabilities by collaborating with world-renowned scientists and academic institutions and partnering with like-minded science-led companies.

Through leading in science, we are confident that we can transform the lives of people around the world and deliver value to our shareholders.