Physician as Medical Director - Translational Medicine, Clinical Projects (m/f/d)

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Medical Director Translational Medicine

At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are daring in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

Roche’s Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) is structured by therapeutic areas. The immunology group is part of I2O, the Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology (I2O) Discovery and Translational Area. Within I2O, the early clinical development group is responsible for developing and executing the early development (Phase I-II) clinical strategies and plans to deliver medically-differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients.

The Position

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated and hardworking Medical Director Translational Medicine to join our Immunology team. As a Medical Director, you will lead early stage clinical projects through proof of mechanism and proof of concept to transform molecules into new medicines in area with high unmet medical need.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Development and implementation of strategies or technologies that contribute to scientific advancement to the field or specific pRED programs; scientific impact beyond pRED; scientifically influences drug developmental strategies across multiple stages of development
  • Mastery of certain Disease Area(s) and engagement with novel Disease Area(s)
  • Manages global project strategies or specialist areas (i.e. initiates and implements critical cross-functional strategic activities impacting drug development within pRED; thought leader for multiple development projects within function)
  • Key translational representative on discovery projects
  • Key member in Early Development Teams driving projects from Clinical Candidate Selection (CCS) to Life Cycle Investment Point (LIP)
  • Develops and owns the Clinical Development Plan (CDP) in early development
  • Scientific reviewer of projects impacting a cross-company dimension
  • Chairs cross-functional scientific meeting sessions
  • Represents own Global Function in project teams and within Discovery and Translational Area (DTA) and Governance
  • Pro-actively drives relevant stakeholder engagement
  • Co-responsible for scientific career development of scientists within therapeutic area
  • Ideally acts as key clinical scientific contact / medical monitor / answers selected medical queries

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • May work individually or as Matrix Lead or People Lead
  • Supervises, mentors, motivates and provides successful career development for scientists and/or team members
  • Integrates pRED Guiding Principles into everyday behaviors and activities

Scientific Innovation and Influence:

  • Develops external scientific presence through a record of high quality/highly cited publications in peer-reviewed.
  • Directs, reviews publications, presentations of others

Who You Are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking to be part of a dynamic and growing organization where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies.
We are looking for these qualifications:
  • MD preferred and Disease Area expertise, e.g. Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Immunology, or related area
  • Experience of both clinical and pre-clinical research (> 5 years) & experience in clinical trials, Drug development experience preferred
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects and scientific methods used in Translational Medicine
  • Inspiring role model; able to attract and retain scientific talent
  • Recognized by peers for scientific excellence (i.e. subject matter expertise across broad scientific area/multiple areas/clinical specialties; appreciated for scientific vision and strategy; recognized for scientific rigor and analytical evaluation skills)
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills, keen listener & effective communicator
  • Encourages adoption of new approaches and demonstrates ongoing commitment to become more dynamic, agile and continuously improves
  • Ability to create an innovative and inclusive culture

If you are proud of contributing and feel you have the dedication to teamwork and innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organization for you. Every role at Roche plays a part in making a difference to patients’ lives. If you want work in a passionate team, make your mark & improve lives, apply now.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
Research & Development, Research & Development > Research

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 202004-110741

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