AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Precision Medicine Expert – Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Could you provide the scientific leadership in Precision Medicine (PM) that enables a world-leading pharmaceutical company to change the way healthcare is targeted to individual patients? Would you like to apply your expertise in a company that is following the science and turn ideas into life changing medicines? Then you might be the one we are looking for!

At AstraZeneca, we’re now looking for a Precision Medicine Expert, to join our global Precision Medicine & Genomics (PMG) department. The role is focused within the Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM) therapy area and placed at AstraZeneca’s dynamic R&D site in Gothenburg, Sweden or in Cambridge, UK. The career level of the position is flexibel and will be adjusted according to candidate experience.

AstraZeneca is focused on providing medicines that make a real difference to patient care, and PMG is at the heart of our commitment to patient centric science and innovation. Using innovative diagnostic tests to detect disease mechanisms and/or responses to treatments, we aim to match our medicines to patients most likely to benefit. We apply Precision Medicine approaches across all therapy areas, and in over 85% of drug projects in our pipeline.

In Gothenburg, you’ll be working alongside some of the brightest scientific talents in a vibrant, creative environment. With unrivalled facilities, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in your work, advance your career and contribute towards scientific excellence. It’s a place that inspires innovation and where research-led ideas are turned into new medicines that make a real difference in healthcare. As well as thriving in our multidisciplinary setting, you’ll be able to work collaboratively with external diagnostic companies and world-class research institutes.

Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll be a member of the CVRM Precision Medicine Unit (CVRM-PMU) aligned to the CVRM Therapy Area. Your objective will be to ensure that diagnostic tests and/or patient stratification tools and biomarkers are delivered to drug projects. This will entail implementing the strategy agreed with early and late stage project teams and managing PM activities including scientific and technical aspects of test development, test deployment into clinical trials, regulatory submissions and launch.

Providing expert advice on strategic PM approaches and diagnostic development to product teams, you will be instrumental in ensuring that we adopt world-class practice in the field to increase the likelihood of successful drug launch and return on investment. You will explore and bring in new technologies to push the boundaries of diagnostics in CVRM and help to establish AstraZeneca as the world leading CVRM Precision Medicine Company.

Essential requirements

  • PhD, MD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject

  • Experience in the development of complementary and companion diagnostic tests, and/or stratification tools, and their implementation in clinical studies

  • Evidence of delivery and experience of PM approaches & diagnostic development, within either Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism therapy areas

  • A deep understanding of the principles of translational medicine and knowledge of Cardiovascular, renal and/or metabolic diseases

  • Excellent skills in communication, stakeholder influencing, programme management

  • Significant understanding of the multidisciplinary functions involved in diagnostic development

Desirable requirements

  • Experience of developing diagnostic tests, regulatory interactions and test commercialisation

  • Evidence of delivery and experience of PM approaches & diagnostic development in Cardiovascular, renal and /or metabolic therapy area

  • Driven launch of diagnostic test and/or stratification tool in CVRM

  • Record of publications and strong external reputation in the PM field

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Precision Medicine Expert to join a strong team at the forefront of PM science, to innovate and support the portfolio of a major pharmaceutical company that has science at its heart and a strong pipeline whilst being based in the wonderful city of Gothenburg, Sweden or Cambridge UK.

If you are interested, apply now!

For more information about the position please contact hiring manager Carolina Haefliger at

Welcome with your application no later than January 6th, 2019.

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. In addition to being one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca is proud to provide a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and cross-boundary collaboration. Within this environment employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives, and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.