Medical Advisor, CVRM - Nordic Marketing Company



Marketing & Communications
Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Do you want to transform the lives of patients by taking a vital role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca have an exciting opportunity for you!

As part of AstraZeneca, the Nordic Marketing Company (Nordic) employs around 550 people across 5 countries and has offices located in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. By 2025 AstraZeneca Nordic aims to become a recognized leader in its core therapy areas and improve the lives of millions of people. This will be achieved by driving innovative science, preparing launches, building close teamwork and partnerships within health care systems, and developing hard-working teams.

We are looking for a Medical Advisor within CVRM (cardiovascular, renal and metabolics) with particular focus on amyloidosis. This role is field-based in Sweden.

The team is passionate about having a comprehensive medical agenda, driving innovation in collaboration with the external stakeholders in Sweden. The Swedish medical affairs team is diverse both in terms of competencies and experience, sharing their expertise generously for the benefit of all team members. Do you want to be a part of a team where innovation and new insights are always encouraged? With an exciting pipeline, we can create positive changes in the daily life of our patients.

The role

As field-based Medical Advisor, you are responsible for implementing medical activity plans for AstraZeneca’s marketed products and for compounds in development. You translate scientific knowledge into strategies and tactics that support business success and demonstrate valuable insights from external environment to enhance decision making.

A core element in this role is to develop long-term professional relationships and gain insights from Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and decision makers. Drive proactive and reactive interactions through collecting and sharing medical and scientific knowledge across the portfolio while assuring that quality is in accordance with written procedures, current legal requirements and internal standards.

Another core element in this role is your in-depth medical and scientific product and disease area discussions, and presentations in a non-promotional scientific context. Here, you act as scientific expert in your priority disease area. We drive success by being collaborative with all external and internal relationships you will have. Most often, the responsibilities are within Sweden, but Nordic tasks may occure as well.

The Medical Advisor reports into the Medical Affairs Department (Therapeutic Area Lead, CVRM Sweden). Medical Advisors must not have commercial objectives or measures.

What you will do:

  • 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 engagement with external partners

  • Support the scientific programs that explore unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and collaborate with both internal and external partners to improve clinical practice

In order to succeed, you have

  • Advanced scientific degree, preferably Master’s Degree, in life sciences or a related area

  • Preferred Expertise from rare disease and/or in niched area within cardiovascular disease. Experience in rare disease with a focus on amyloidosis and cardiomyopathy (ATTR-PN and CM) highly desirable

  • A pro-active approach with respect to engaging national external partners (e.g. but not limited to HCPs)

  • Strong knowledge of population health, clinical care pathway implementation and amylodosis disease management

  • Excellence in discussing scientific content and context to a variety of audiences

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

  • Ability to travel

  • Driver’s license required

We believe that you are a dedicated medical-affairs professional with solid scientific and therapeutic-area (TA) competence and understanding. Additionally, you need to have excellent communication and presentations skills, proficient in both written and spoken English and Swedish.

You are a person with experience from working in cross-functional teams and expresses high integrity in customer interactions. Further, this role requires established project management abilities to ensure customer satisfaction.

Desirable qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience from medical affairs

  • Clinical and/or research experience within the relevant therapeutic area

  • Strong leadership and management capabilities

  • Experience launching new products or indications

  • Knowledge of information/technology systems including EMR integration and clinical process improvement and care pathway optimization

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial -finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering groundbreaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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So, what’s next?

Are you already envisioning yourself joining us? Phenomenal, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

For more information about the position please contact: Sara Horn, Phone: +46 73 066 77 97, email:

Welcome with your application, in English the latest by February 25th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed continuously throughout the application period.

Date Posted


Closing Date

25-feb.-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.