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Medical Advisor Respiratory

Unique opportunity to join the Medical Affairs team within Respiratory at AstraZeneca.

Your new company 

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery and development of prescription medicines, with a portfolio of products within oncology, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation. AstraZeneca’s footprint in the Nordic and Baltic area is significant, over 7.000 employees are working to develop and deliver life changing medicines to patients. In Denmark, the company operates out of modern offices in Ørestad.

Your new role 

On behalf of our client, AstraZeneca, Hays is offering a new position as Medical Advisor within the respiratory therapy area in Denmark. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Nordic Medical Affairs respiratory team, and characterize the respiratory therapy area publically through scientific expertise. In the role, you will be provided with a high level of empowerment and achieve a close cooperation with key external experts and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). It is an extrovert role, where you will focus on external scientific communication.

As the Medical Advisor Respiratory, you will act as a local respiratory expert and be responsible for collaborating with HCPs and share important scientific information to help inform clinical practice and ensure the appropriate use of established and future products. In the role, you will be the driving force behind providing medical input to the strategy and clinical development of the respiratory products. You will additionally contribute to international and regional studies with medical input on feasibility, choice of study centres, site follow-up and support, etc. 

In order to deliver on strategy, you will enjoy a close internal cooperation with the Medical Affairs team, but also collaborate closely on a cross-functional level. The Medical Advisor will report to the Medical Team Lead.

What you'll need to succeed 

In order to succeed in the role, it is all-important that you thrive with the profound science and evidence based therapy understanding, combined with the outreaching and communicative work. You must be motivated by being a key speaker for AstraZeneca within one of the company’s core areas.

In order to be taken into consideration for the role, holding academic and research weight are crucial. A Master’s degree within medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or natural sciences will constitute a favourable basis in our selection for the role. Experience within respiratory, immune therapy, asthma, obstructive lung diseases or biologic treatments will serve advantageous given the scope of the role. In continuation hereof, holding relevant experience from the pharmaceutical industry, in a Medical Advisor role or similar, will prove beneficial. It is expected that the candidate possesses significant knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry along with the health care system and payer structure of the Danish market. Fluency in written and spoken Danish and English is a must. 

Lastly, the mind-set of the candidate is all-important. You thrive with driving and initiating projects and possess a structured and organized approach to your work. Meeting with key opinion leaders and discussing science is an incentive, and building strong professional relationships internally and externally comes easy to you.

What you'll get in return 

AstraZeneca is proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration.
The company´s employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. 

What you need to do now

We will be conducting ongoing interviews so please apply now, or contact us for further information. To apply, please click on the tab below and attach your CV and a brief application in ONE document.

To discuss this in more detail, please contact Recruitment Consultant Céline Konrad at +45 2936 8816, or Team Leader Mikkel Kristiansen at +45 2936 8824.

Hays Denmark is part of Hays Plc, which is listed on London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250). Hays Plc is the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work.

We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. We are market leaders in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As of September 2011, the Group employed 7,600 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms.

Our combination of deep expertise across a wide spectrum of specialised industries and professions makes us unparalleled recruiters in the world of work.

Hays Specialist Recruitment A/S has operated in Denmark since 2008. We specialise in following areas of specialism: Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, HR, Insurance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Life Sciences and Sales & Marketing. For more information see

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