AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Alliance Manager - External Innovation IMED RIA in Gothenburg, Sweden

Placement: Gothenburg, Sweden

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality.

The IMED RIA (Innovative Medicine Respiratory Inflammation & Autoimmune) External Innovation department is an instrumental part of the IMED. It will have a direct impact on RIA output through effective partnerships and collaborations with external and internal stakeholders. It will have a major impact on the strategic development of the IMED RIA, ensuring that the current portfolio is delivered efficiently and that IMED RIA science and capabilities are fit for future challenges and opportunities

As Alliance Manager atExternal Innovation IMED RIA you will have a direct impact on the IMED RIA output through effective partnerships and collaborations. You will contribute to the strategic development of the IMED RIA, managing collaborations and identifying novel external scientific opportunities for progression through the deal flow process.

If you have a solid scientific background, deal making know-how and excellent communication skills. And in addition, an ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries with an entrepreneurial attitude and delivery focus, join us!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of External Innovation and scientists in MED RIA in creating an entrepreneurial and externally facing IMED RIA, which enables an internally and externally collaborative culture with calculated risk taking.

  • Evaluate and progress external in-licensing opportunities from academia, biotechs and peer-pharma.

  • Lead scientific evaluation of assets and work closely with scientific experts, Scientific Partnering & Alliances (SP&A) and Business development (BD) through the deal flow process to completion. Ensure that the IMED is considered a partner of choice in its areas of interest.

  • Provide scientific context to out-license assets to ensure value for terminated projects or set up innovative collaboration models to help deliver our projects with external support.

  • Facilitate and manage collaborations of strategic interest to maintain a scientific edge. Partners with the best, independent of location and help build this using innovative models of funding. Act as conduit between external stakeholders and internal scientists and proactively log progress of agreed objectives.

  • Support the head of External Innovation IMED RIA to enhance and sustain the scientific reputation and external visibility of the IMED.

  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in SPA and GPPS, and across business to identify and exploit cross-business opportunities and embed best practice.

Essential Requirements

  • PhD or MD and post-doc experience

  • Entrepreneurial and innovation driven leadership abilities in a drug discovery environment with knowledge of pre-clinical R&D.

  • Demonstrated deal making / collaborations expertise.

  • Experience of building successful internal/external partnership and collaboration relationships, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and awareness.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical R&D and drug discovery environments

  • Experience and understanding of the Therapeutic Area and drug discovery process

  • Understanding of payer, regulatory and commercial issues in the pharmaceutical industry

Leadership and behaviours

  • Seek external influence and encourage smart risk taking

  • Able to build external networks, publish and communicate science in an engaging and inspiring way.

  • Able to give honest development feedback to peers to drive business performance

  • Encourage individual responsibility and initiative and work actively to anticipate and/or remove obstacles for oneself and others

  • Be visible, communicative and enable excellent collaboration. Apply a broad perspective and actively engage with others to develop solutions

Global Career Level: F

If you are interested, apply now!

Welcome with your application no later than May 30th, 2017

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