Diagnostic Specialist Liaison at AstraZeneca

Posted on: Thu 18-01-2024

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Diagnostic Specialist Liaison

Job ID: R-178734

Location: Lagos

Job type: Full-time


What you’ll do?

You will work with a  team of enterprising leaders, our role is to connect and advise: aligning commercial and scientific goals and spotting opportunities to shape what’s next for AstraZeneca.

You will support the timely, high quality in-market companion diagnostics/testing solutions to enable optimal treatment throughout the patient journey.

Develop and implement tactical plans with an understanding of clinical and diagnostic operational issues in the testing pathway thereby ensuring tailored testing solutions.



Some areas of focus for this role will include:

  • Engage pathologists, lab staff and geneticists to raise awareness regarding the need for testing of biomarkers and predictive response to AZ Oncology brands.
  • Identify diagnostic stakeholder needs.
  • Identify and develop relationships with authorities: Laboratory decision makers, Oncologists, Geneticists, Pathologists and Molecular Pathologist.
  • Influence and advise regarding appropriate use and technology to perform testing.
  • Identify barriers to testing through partnerships with diagnostic companies, lab networks, and Health Care Professionals (HCPs).
  • Share diagnostic quality data with laboratory staff.
  • Encourage multi-disciplinary diagnostic quality assurance programs at Institutions.
  • Understand the current and emerging diagnostic testing environment.
  • Share internally approved, educational information on diagnostics to the heads of clinical/pathology Laboratories and their staff.
  • Deliver highly technical data presentations.
  • Support strategy roll out and educate on need for testing.
  • Enforce the AZ Code of Conduct, SOPs as well as align with all regulatory and compliance requirements for the role.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science.
  • Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Good understanding of the healthcare system, clinical trial methodology, statistics and regulatory environment.
  • Strategic thinking and influencing skills, i.e., cooperating with own internal teams and external collaborators to ensure strong diagnostic focus with excellent execution.
  • Strong self-leadership attributes to set direction, generate commitment, balance short- and long-term needs, constructively resolve issues.



  • M.Sc / PhD in Science field.
  • Proven experience in either the molecular diagnostic market/clinical testing market (field position) OR as a lab personnel in the molecular pathology oncology space.  
  • Experience and knowledge of a broad range of oncology diagnostic biomarkers.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the industry and diagnostics.
  • Excellent project management ability.


Application Closing Date

Not Specified.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online