Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison – Northern California

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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. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

AstraZeneca holds a unique position in respiratory disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), with a range of differentiated potential medicines in development by leveraging novel combinations, biologics and devices. The pipeline also has a number of promising assets in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases within areas such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Respiratory Field Medical Affairs team, working in close partnership with the Respiratory Medical Science Liaisons and Field Physicians.

As a Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison, you will identify and cultivate relationships with primary care providers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, large group practices, respiratory institution providers, infusion center providers, and other health care providers such as physicians when appropriate. You will conduct educational programs on disease state and appropriate use of AstraZeneca products with a focus on respiratory.

As a Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison, you will respond to customer inquiries to ensure focused and balanced clinical and scientific information that supports the appropriate use of AstraZeneca’s products and services is provided as well as deliver appropriate clinical and scientific information to support appropriate use of AstraZeneca respiratory products in a patient focused manner.

In addition, you will support the biologic product line and maintain expertise in disease state management, emerging therapies and the competitive landscape. As a Respiratory Clinical Science Liaison, you will gather customer insights regarding AstraZeneca and competitor products to help inform medical and commercial strategies. You will also be accountable for adhering to internal standard processes and complying with regulatory and compliance requirements.

Essential Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing and/or advanced certification (i.e. NP, PA-C)
  • At least 3 years of direct patient care experience
  • Previous experience in the clinical management of respiratory disease (preferred experience in asthma and COPD)
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate medical data/concepts
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel (percentage varies with geography)
  • Must reside in the territory

Desirable Requirements

  • Previous pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience in biologics
  • Previous experience in field medical role
  • Certified Asthma Educator

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.


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