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Medical Advisor - Oncology

Posted 18 Jun 2024
Work experience
2 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Are you ready to make a difference in the world of Oncology? The Medical Advisor is an office-based medical affairs professional with strong scientific and therapeutic-area knowledge. Primarily responsible for national tasks, they may also handle Baltic responsibilities. Key duties include executing medical activity plans for AstraZeneca’s marketed products and compounds in development, translating scientific knowledge into business strategies, and leveraging external insights to enhance decision-making. The role involves engaging in non-promotional scientific discussions and presentations, acting as the medical representative in local cross-functional teams, handling medical writing tasks, reviewing promotional and non-promotional materials and regulatory documents, and serving as the local Medical Information contact. The Medical Advisor collaborates with internal stakeholders, operates within the Global MSL Standard and Baltic SOP guidelines to ensure compliance, and reports to the Medical Affairs Department without commercial objectives, although they may communicate strategic objectives and KPIs to commercial stakeholders for alignment.


  • Scientific Leadership & Engagement: Conduct medical/scientific exchange activities to increase comprehension of relevant clinical data

  • Insight gathering and translation into actionable strategies: Increase understanding of therapeutic areas and clinical practice to impact strategy

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Develop, enhance and maintain external stakeholder engagement

  • Clinical Development: Support the scientific programs that explore unmet medical needs in priority disease areas

  • Scientific/Subject Matter Expertise: Act as scientific expert in priority disease area(s) for internal stakeholders

  • Personal Development: Continually demonstrate development of: Scientific expertise in disease area(s) of company focus

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in life sciences or a related discipline

  • Customer-facing experience

  • Pro-active mindset with respect to engaging external stakeholders (e.g. HCPs)

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams

  • Proven expertise in discussing scientific content and context to a variety of audiences

  • Established project management ability

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent knowledge in English language and proficiency in Estonian

  • Excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, health care systems and payer structures in the Baltic countries

  • Ability to travel

  • Driver’s license required

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Medical Doctor

  • Advanced scientific degree in life sciences or a related field

  • Two+ years of experience from medical affairs

  • Clinical and/or research experience within relevant therapeutic area

  • Strong leadership and management capabilities

At AstraZeneca, we believe in drawing on the brightest and most diverse minds to impact at scale. We work collaboratively across functions and externally to thrive at pace. Our growth mindset allows us to learn from our failures and share expertise and skills. We are always expanding our network – whether that’s with global professional networks, research centers, academia or patient communities.

In our Oncology Business Unit, we are fundamentally changing the way cancer is treated through innovation. We turn our pipeline into reality for more patients, bringing novel and transformative medicine to market. Our belief in following the science and putting patients first allows us to make the difference to people in need with our transformative science.

Ready to join us on this exciting journey? Apply now and let's push the boundaries of science together!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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.

53,000 employees