Global Clinical Programme Lead – Infection

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Why we love it

With our ground-breaking pipeline comes a bright future – a secure job, exciting opportunities and varied work. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare!

The Global Clinical Programme Lead will play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. The BioPharmaceuticals Research & Development, Late-stage Development, Respiratory & Immunology (R&I) function drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them.

The Global Clinical Programme Lead is responsible for managing global or regional therapeutic or research projects or acting as a specialist involved in the design, conduct, monitoring, data interpretation and reporting of individual clinical trials ensuring projects adhere to Good Clinical Practice and regulatory requirements. Person in this role will be able to deputize for global clinical head and lead independently development activities for an indication or subset of the clinical development plan. The Global Clinical Programme Lead is also responsible for overseeing development of the functional strategy or will be acting as a renowned specialist in own field.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Designs or manages the implementation of the Physicians strategy within Clinical Development both regionally and globally
  • Uses expertise and knowledge of global issues to develop strategic Physicians objectives for inclusion into AstraZeneca’s annual business objectives
  • Defines strategies or leads AstraZeneca’s response to complex technical issues for specific medical aspects in relation to current projects, new projects and various development plans
  • Provides expert advice in the therapeutic area influencing the development of statistics to the global business and Global Clinical Development
  • Closely follows medical developments and trends in scientific literature within assigned areas and disseminates new information within Clinical Development to transform trends and emerging data into new plans
  • Liaises with the internal and external medical community to follow developments within areas of expertise and develops contacts with external professionals.
  • Maintains a high degree of understanding and awareness on new and emerging medical development
  • Contributes to or manages the development of the senior management team in area of expertise
  • Leads regulatory communication and preparation of high level submission documents


  • Science or medical degree (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD), with specialist training or significant experience in either pulmonary medicine or allergy/immunology/autoimmune diseases and extensive experience from clinical development in pharmaceutical industry or academia. Minimum of 5 and ideally more than 8 years in Industry, with experience in leading clinical trials to support approval (Phase 2-4).
  • Experience in leading a clinical program to support an indication, including overall design, clinical development plan and Target Product Profile.
  • Experience in writing clinical aspects of briefing documents for regulatory interactions and played a critical role in writing sections of a submission dossier.
  • Previous experience in working cross functionally including leading cross functional study teams
  • General understanding of medical statistics, safety, regulatory requirements.


  • PhD in scientific subject area
  • Extensive general medical knowledge

Salary: Competitive

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Advertising opens on 9th August 2021 and we welcome with your application; CV and cover letter, no later than 24th August 2021

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