We are seeking an Associate Director in Oncology Translational Medicine to join a world class center for discovery and development of innovative cancer medicines. In this role you will work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver robust, scientifically-driven biomarkers in drug discovery and development programs for targeted agents in our breast cancer portfolio. You will have the opportunity to impact an industry-leading portfolio of targeted therapy programs from inception through to life cycle management for marketed drugs.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

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Cambridge Science Park is one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site and park provides for you… After-work events, Lunch & Learns, Bright and spacious environment, Sustainable office working environment, Onsite Childcare, Networking events, Park site Hair & Beauty Salon, Gym and Restaurants.

Business area – Make a big impact. Be part of the team that will eliminate cancer as a cause of death

  • Join a dedicated Oncology team that’s growing fast and building a strong track record of success.

  • Our pioneering approach is identifying and treating patients earlier, focusing on early stage cancer trials and listening and evolving based on their needs.

  • As a team we are deeply committed to transforming the lives of patients living with cancer – with the ultimate aim of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

  • There’s no better place to make an impact – here we are uniquely placed with the funding, the ambition and the bravery to make it happen.

What you’ll do

  • Developing biomarker strategies and ensuring delivery within oncology project teams.

  • Delivering biomarkers for clinical studies based on the best available science and technologies.

  • Generating disease linkage data to guide indication selection and targeted patient populations.

  • Measuring target engagement reliably and quantifiably to inform clinical decisions for selecting therapeutically relevant doses and schedules.

  • Understanding key cancer pathway interactions and feedback mechanisms in clinical samples to guide rational drug combinations.

  • Defining novel mechanisms of resistance targeted therapies by studying tumors at relapse.

Essential for the role

  • PhD and/or MD with experience in drug development

  • Knowledge of oncology disease area biology and translational science, ideally with expertise in DNA damage response biology

  • Proven communication and influencing skills.

  • Highly developed problem solving and risk management skills.

  • Highly developed collaborative working skills.

  • Ability to act as an external ambassador and to influence external organisations to enhance the image and reputation of AstraZeneca.

  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others.

Why AstraZeneca?

We feel a strong sense of pride and accomplishment playing our part in making a positive difference to medical science, patients and society – promoting health and wellbeing all around the world.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours. If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Louise Bennett

Competitive salary package and benefits

Close Date: 21/11/2021

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