Senior Director, R&D Communications

Boston, Massachusetts

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Senior Director, R&D Communications

Boston, MA. US

Competitive salary and benefits

Introduction to role:

Join us at AstraZeneca as the Senior Director, Communications. In this role, you will lead activities that help tell the R&D story externally, uncovering, developing and delivering opportunities and creative ways to showcase the phenomenal science and outstanding people we have in our teams. This will help position AstraZeneca as the best science-led organisation in the industry and the partner and employer of choice.


As a Senior Director, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a coordinated external communications strategy to strengthen AstraZeneca's reputation as a scientific leader in science and technology platforms. You will work closely with leaders and scientists across R&D and beyond, developing multifaceted campaigns across digital, social and traditional media to bring the science of drug discovery and development to life.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Established track record of delivering impactful, content rich communications programmes across multiple channels and partners with proven measures of success
  • Experience of crafting scientific / technical content, ideally in biopharmaceutical context
  • Strong channel management, digital skills and knowledge of technology options.
  • Experience of working with the media
  • Experience of working with regional and market communicators to support excellent local delivery
  • Outstanding native English-level written and verbal communications skills
  • Confidence around most senior leaders and comfortable delivering alternative viewpoint
  • Curiosity about science and passion for what science can do
  • Entrepreneurial approach and desire to challenge the status quo
  • Team worker with high level of personal accountability
  • Experience of working with executive level leaders
  • Able to develop and maintain networks across business and cultural boundaries
  • Ability to undertake global travel will be required, primarily between other AstraZeneca Strategic Science Centres

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

At AstraZeneca, you'll be part of a team of specialists that is valued and essential to our growth. We are committed to investing in your growth and development. Whether you're deepening your expertise or expanding your horizons, it keeps us ahead of our peers. We value wellbeing and flexibility. You can expect to feel at home from the moment you join.

Ready to make an impact? Apply now to join us in shaping the external environment and leading the way in scientific discovery!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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