Director, Global Regulatory Affairs – Covid-19

Meaningful Impact. Make a more meaningful contribution Impact patients’ lives every day

Make a more meaningful impact in your career, with greater ownership and accountability to make a contribution. And in return… we’re looking for people driven by making a difference to patients’ and society, dedicated to doing the right thing.

What we do

We are reshaping our organisation to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world. Evolving to become a learning organisation – ready and equipped to embrace the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Why we love it

This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise.

AstraZeneca’s pipeline of innovative medicines is consistently growing within Respiratory and Immunology (R&I). To meet the increasing demand of regulatory expertise, we continue to expand our regulatory functions through the recruitment of strategically focused Regulatory Affairs professionals. With us, you will have the opportunity to work across the spectrum of drug development to progress a rich and diverse pipeline of both small and big molecules. You will work across multiple therapy areas in an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusion where Regulatory Affairs is a respected voice and considered an equal partner in the business.

We are looking for passionate colleagues to join our team as a Regulatory Affairs Director.


In combination with your regulatory expertise, successful candidates will demonstrate competencies of strategic thinking, strategic influencing, innovation, initiative, leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills.

It is important that you embrace novel regulatory tools and technology so that the medicines we develop will benefit from latest approaches in regulatory science.

You are comfortable speaking the regulatory voice at all levels of the organisation.

  • Academic degree in a science related field such as infectious diseases and vaccines
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory affairs within one or more therapeutic areas in early and late development
  • Proven track record of regulatory drug development including product approval/launch.
  • Successful leadership to at least one major regulatory approval at a global level is required for senior positions.
  • Experience in leading Major Health Authority interactions
  • Ability to think strategically and critically and evaluate risks to regulatory activities.
  • Ability to work strategically within a complex, business critical and high-profile development program.

We are working towards our aspiration to make AstraZeneca the place to build a career in Regulatory. Here we inspire and support to help drive your professional and personal growth and development.

At AstraZeneca we foster a recognition culture that celebrates successes and provides exciting opportunities for those with the drive to achieve. Your development is something we passionately support.

Our culture

Working on a strong pipeline means so much more than producing innovative, ground-breaking medicines. It allows us to be part of long-term development programs with the variety that comes from working at the leading edge of science and technology.

We explore innovations and confront challenges that others won’t in order to have a greater impact on patients’ lives.

With us you will get the opportunity to work with a diverse portfolio in a global and innovative settings, such as digital science and novel therapeutic modalities while contributing to our robust pipeline.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining us? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Advertising opens on 1st June 2021 and we welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 1st July 2021

For more information please contact

These roles can be based at either of AstraZeneca’s vibrant R&D sites in Cambridge (UK), Boston (US), Durham (US), Waltham (US), Gaithersburg (US) or Gothenburg (Sweden),

Salary will be competitive

Additional information

Our Company Values & Behaviors underpin everything we do so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them. You may also want to check out our new R&D Video showing how we turn Science into Medicines. Covid-19 Resources

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