AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Medical Advisor (field based) CVMD – NordicBaltic MC (Sweden) in Södertälje, Sweden

The Medical Advisor is a field based medical affairs professional with solid scientific and therapeutic-area (TA) understanding and knowledge. Most often, the responsibilities are national, but Nordic tasks may be within the responsibility of the Medical Advisor as well. The Medical Advisor is responsible for executing medical activity plans for AstraZeneca’s (AZ’s) marketed products and for compounds in development. The Medical Advisor translates scientific knowledge into strategies and tactics that support business success and leverages valuable insights from external environment to enhance decision making. The Medical Advisor should demonstrate collaborative cross-functional working relationships with internal stakeholders.

Medical Advisors engage in in-depth medical and scientific product or disease area discussions, and presentations in a non-promotional scientific context. These activities, the circumstances in which they are conducted and the way to perform them in a fully compliant way are described in detail in the Global MSL Standard and the NoBa SOP for External Interactions.

The Medical Advisor participates in local cross-functional team based on need.

Medical Advisors report into the Medical Affairs Department. Medical Advisors must not have commercial objectives or measures. However, Medical Advisors and their management may communicate strategic objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to commercial stakeholders to ensure alignment.

Location: Sodertalje, Sweden.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Conduct medical/scientific exchange activities to increase comprehension of relevant clinical data

  • Increase understanding of therapeutic areas and clinical practice to impact strategy

  • Develop, enhance and maintain external stakeholder engagement

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

  • Act as scientific expert in priority disease area(s) for internal stakeholders

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


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

  • Customer-facing

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

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated 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 fluent in at least one of the Nordic languages

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

  • Ability to travel

  • Driver’s license required


  • Advanced scientific degree in life sciences or a related discipline

  • Two+ years of experience from medical affairs

  • Clinical and/or research experience within relevant therapeutic area

  • Strong leadership and management capabilities

More information

For more information about the position please contact Thomas Diness, +4523617730.

Welcome with your application no later than August 25 2017. Please disregard the closing date mentioned below.