Science Engagement Lead - Digital Health R&D
AstraZeneca

Gaithersburg, Maryland


Science Engagement Lead - Digital Health R&D

Cambridge/Gaithersburg/Gothenburg

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

Business area

Digital Health R&D's ambition is to transform healthcare, powered by digital, science and partnerships, to deliver the healthcare outcomes and experience that patients care about the most. Now we are further accelerating our transformation efforts to ensure we demonstrate the best in new technology and ground-breaking capabilities to keep us at the forefront of future drug development.

Digital Health R&D is reimagining how we work to position AstraZeneca as an industry leader, making the development & delivery of new medicines easier. We're doing this by harnessing the latest innovations enabled by digital, data & analytics and working with our people to craft and build the technology and working practices.

AstraZeneca's Digital Health R&D team develops digital solutions to support our development and commercial drug portfolios. These digital solutions (e.g., Unify) encompass connected monitoring devices and sensors coupled with medical device software to:

  • Improve clinical development, through optimising data collection and improving communications between AZ, HCP and patients
  • Provide enriched data sets to support regulatory submissions, and differentiated labelling
  • Optimise real world medication use by patients and deliver digital interventions to improve clinical outcomes

The Digital Health R&D team is delivering digital solutions for clinical trials that are operating at scale globally, built on a standardized set of modules to enable identification and recruitment of patients, ongoing engagement and retention, support to sites and collection of data directly from patients.
  • This role will be functionally aligned to Digital Health R&D but sit on a team of expert communicators within the Oncology R&D Chief Operating Office.

What you'll do
  • Owns the planning and delivery of the multichannel Digital Health R&D (DH) internal communications plan and campaigns, mentoring DH leaders as needed.
  • This role will be functionally aligned to Digital Health R&D but sit on a team of expert communicators within the Oncology R&D Chief Operating Office.
  • Leads DH internal communications initiatives that increase employee engagement and alignment with local and broader AstraZeneca business strategy. Engage and excite our people around our priorities and progress against them by planning functional events such as Town Halls and coordinating local engagement opportunities.
  • Maintain Digital Health R&D as a "Great Place to Work" environment, working with leaders to action feedback from twice-yearly employee survey,
  • Leads DH internal communications channels and services, in line with AstraZeneca Global requirements and standards
  • Incorporates new and innovative communications ideas and approaches, especially harnessing digital & social media, into the internal communication strategy
  • Leads internal DH communication initiatives to help support and embed new processes and technologies
  • Deliver and complete a plan to engage key partners through a variety of digital and personal channels, equipping DH LT with tools to communicate and listen effectively and consistently
  • Coordinate development of creative content to break through the 'noise' of other internal communications, driving audience awareness and action
  • Assist with designing, compiling, and polishing impactful presentations, on behalf of the DH LT and the VP of DH for senior audiences such as SET and the AZ Board, as well as external presentations
  • Work closely with Global Corporate Affairs R&D External Communications colleagues to help showcase the advances and impact DH is making to AZ, our trials, healthcare professionals and importantly, patients
  • Lead a network of communications colleagues across DH, to align work, messaging and branding

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in life sciences or communications or related field
  • Knowledge of R&D and global pharmaceutical market
  • Substantial experience of healthcare communications
  • Experience supporting senior leaders through communications counsel
  • Experience developing and implementing integrated communication plans
  • Understanding and experience of employee engagement standard methodologies
  • Understanding and experience of issues management
  • Understanding and experience of digital and social media
  • Strong understanding of internal and external partners, including physicians, payers and patients
  • National and global communications experience
  • Ability to work in a global environment including understanding of cultural differences

Why AstraZeneca?

AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a phenomenal Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and ignite your bold spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what's next?

Are you already envisioning yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

If you're curious to know more, please contact Elva Chase, our Talent

Acquisition Partner, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ee-c-2b161b246/

Where can I find out more?

Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

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We offer a competitive Total Reward program including a market driven base salary, bonus and long term incentive. We have a generous paid time off program and a comprehensive benefits package.

Closing Date: November 4, 2022

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 align with all applicable laws and regulations on inclusivity in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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 requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.



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