Job description


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


Recent developments in the understanding of respiratory disease pathways mean that we are entering an era of unprecedented potential to deliver scientific breakthroughs and transform the lives of people with asthma and COPD. Our 40-year heritage in respiratory science is just the beginning of our story. For more information about our recent Respiratory development, access

We are looking for great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all our people. We’re committed to a culture of continuous learning and people development so everyone at AstraZeneca can grow and thrive.

The role


The Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL) engages medical / scientific experts in in-depth medical / scientific product or disease area discussions, and delivers presentations in a non-promotional scientific context as determined by global / local Medical Affairs plans (and in line with the RIA TA and brand strategy) The MSL acts as an educational resource to internal stakeholders, providing medical / scientific knowledge, training, and support to internal stakeholders on AZ's marketed products and compounds in development

Key responsibilities

Develop a strong local Key External Expert (KEE) network

Jointly develop the market/local KEE engagement plan with the Medical Manager and other MSLs, identify and segment KEEs according to their scientific interest and related affiliations and build the KEE network pre- and post-launch
Engage with KEEs using deep scientific expertise and knowledge of biologics, AZ's Respiratory marketed products/portfolio and compounds in development
Engage in scientific exchange

Engage with the medical / scientific community in a highly credible, balanced/objective way, representing AZ's dedication to and excellence in science
Prepare and give relevant high level medical science presentations at congresses, symposia and scientific meetings
Provide support for content development, agreeing agendas and delivery of effective clinical presentations e.g., advisory boards
Respond to unsolicited stakeholder inquiries and provide focused, balanced and objective clinical / scientific information that supports the safe and appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s currently available products, including questions regarding off-label uses, and products under development, when appropriate to do so
Build capability of other internal and external stakeholders

Help to build stakeholders' understanding about potential solutions to their needs, e.g., extended access programmes, approaches to diagnostic testing, etc.
Act as an educational resource to internal stakeholders
Support the sales force and other departments with medical science information (e.g., disease and treatment) and training
Effectively gather, analyse, synthesize and forward relevant new knowledge and meaningful insights about the external scientific / medical / regulatory environment to internal colleagues
The profile

Minimum five years of pharma experience, with significant background in specialty care area; minimum one year in current position in AZ
Located in Iasi or neighboring districts
Advanced English
Possesses or demonstrates the potential to rapidly build comprehensive and specialised scientific, clinical and therapeutic knowledge in Respiratory (severe asthma & COPD) and related specialist areas, including disease state management and emerging therapies, and the drive to continually build individual knowledge over time
Understands the diagnostics / companion diagnostics environment and potential issues clinicians may face in providing effective testing / treatment
Ability to credibly engage stakeholders around the patient journey, drawing on the deep scientific and clinical knowledge, and actively leveraging patient databases and pathway analyses
Capable to think through and discuss available treatments in a non-promotional way with a focus on the patient experience, e.g., home care approach, testing options
Understands treatment reality, connected payer perspective, health economics fundamentals and can apply systematic methods for using comparative clinical efficacy evidence and comparative clinical effectiveness evidence.
Ability to credibly and impactfully discuss scientific content with multiple types of audiences,

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.

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