AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Associate Safety Physician in Gaithersburg, Maryland

At AstraZeneca (AZ) we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

As an Associate Patient Safety Physician (APSP) in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. AZ GMD (Global Medicines Development) drives late-stage development of our innovative pipeline, transforming exciting science into valued new medicines and ensuring patients around the world can access them. AstraZeneca's strategy in CVRM focuses on ways to reduce morbidity, mortality and organ damage by addressing multiple risk factors across cardiovascular (CV) disease, diabetes and chronic kidney-disease indications.

At AZ, the APSP is generally responsible for providing medical expertise regarding the safety profile of their product(s) and its disease area while representing the patient and Health Authority perspective. This involves working closely together with global colleagues both from within the Patient Safety Department as well as other groups in AZ. Key tasks for the APSP include using medical judgment to understand case histories, reviewing safety data in various formats to determine any findings of potential importance, helping identify, communicate and manage safety risks and providing a Patient Safety position in meetings and documents.

Essential Requirements for the Associate Patient Safety Physician

  • Medical degree (e.g. MD, MBBS) and some meaningful experience practicing clinical medicine

  • Excellent English language communication skills

  • Excellent team player skills. Demonstrated behaviors in line with AZ values: honesty, kindness, diligence

  • Able to work flexibly across, priorities, medical areas, geographic regions and different business groups

  • An appreciation of the pharmaceutical industry and its challenges

  • Business Travel up to 5%

  • Excellent personal references

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