Senior Medical Communication Manager

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Senior Medical Communication Manager

Location: Cambridge, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

We are looking for strategically-minded innovative individuals with strong clinical, collaboration, and organizational skills to join our Global Medical Information team.

Exciting opportunity to work in a team that has a broad scope of work in the medical information and medical communication space. We are always innovating and striving for excellence in medical communications to help improving patients’ lives.

What you’ll do

Medical information at AstraZeneca is responsible for the strategic planning, development and implementation of medical content and communication for health care professionals using various channels, including digital, to support patient care. A combination of global and US remits provides the opportunity to collaborate internationally and drive strategically-aligned and consistent medical communication.

The Senior Medical Information Manager is responsible for the proactive planning, development of scientific content to support Medical Affairs, providing scientific consult, review & approval of promotional materials, and answering medical inquiries from healthcare professionals to bring value to our customers and ultimately the patient. Additionally, this role empowers forward-thinking and digital innovation to help drive efficiencies and engaging scientific exchange.



  • Strategic application of scientific and business expertise relevant to therapeutic areas, including products, disease state management, emerging therapies, and the competitive landscape

  • Collaborate with key collaborators to strategically plan and implement scientific information development and dissemination to meet customer needs

  • Supervise the medical environment and apply expertise, coordinated with regulatory/compliance landscape, and local markets' knowledge to impact Brand/Therapeutic Area strategy

  • Contribute to processes related to MI operations, drive operational excellence, and support digital innovation through forward and innovative thinking to meet business needs efficiently

Scientific Content/Brand Partnership

  • Strategically lead and/or provide oversight of others in the development, review and maintenance of communication materials for various channels (e.g., MI requests, digital, Field Medical) in collaboration with Medical Affairs for global and US market

  • Represents Medical Information within the promotional review cross functional team by:

  • Providing strategic scientific consults on brand messages

  • Reviewing promotional materials for content, accuracy, and final MI approval

  • Collaborating across the business to ensure promotional and non-promotional materials are strategically aligned

  • Provides guidance for the use of AZ products by reviewing resources developed by external compendia (e.g. evidence-based practice centres, treatment guidelines, Medical Letter)

Customer Engagement

  • Provides oversight of others and/or responds to medical information inquiries from Health Care Providers via multiple channels

  • Delivers accurate, focused, and scientifically balanced clinical and scientific information exchange with healthcare providers that support the appropriate use of AstraZeneca products.

  • Identify, analyse and report trends in medical and scientific insight (including medical inquiries) to Medical Affairs partners and assess the need to update or build scientific materials (standard responses, slide decks, and Q&As).


  • Post graduate qualification in medical/scientific field (e.g., PharmD, MD, PhD, MPharm or equivalent)

  • Drug/medical information experience gained in pharmaceutical industry or comparable experience with the healthcare/clinical/hospital environment

  • Experience in scientific literature evaluation and analysis

  • Experience in medical writing

  • Strategic problem solver with eye for business (optimally influence and interact with cross-functional colleagues) and organizational skills


  • Promotional medical review experience

  • Medical communications/content creation (e.g., slide decks) experience

  • Digital strategy oriented attitude and experience

  • Project management experienc

  • Experience in applying regulatory (e.g. FDA, EMA), legal, and compliance requirements to Medical Affairs activities and drug information delivery

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

Closing date: 31st July 2022

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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 follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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