Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Basel


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 fearless in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.
That is why we come to work every single day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.
Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) translates extraordinary science into medical innovation through a diversity of technologies and talent located across seven research sites worldwide. We deliver on individual patient needs through a deep understanding of disease biology and the implementation of Personalized Healthcare strategies.
BiOmics (Biomarkers, Bioinformatics and Omics) and Pathology provides expert solutions to Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) projects by generating and integrating molecular, cellular, tissue and functional data. This way, we deliver unique and holistic insights into drug safety and efficacy and enable informed decisions to bring the best drugs to patients.
Job Purpose:
You will be part of a team supporting cellular and protein biomarker research and clinical implementation for pRED studies. You will directly contribute to clinical research with your expertise in immunology, cytometry and applied biomarker measurement in clinical trials. You will contribute to shaping and enabling the implementation of clinical biomarker strategies to support dose finding, MoA confirmation and patient stratification. Key tasks will include method development, validation, CRO and sample measurement monitoring, data analysis and interpretation, always ensuring timely delivery of high quality data within forecasted budget. As appropriate, you will evaluate innovative technologies, laboratories, collaborators and workflows, striving to apply the best approach to address the intended biological question.
Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Responsibility for designing and establishing experimental protocols, processing raw data, creating or reviewing reports to support the project biology or clinical biomarker team.
Supervises immunoassay and flow cytometry biomarker work at contracted laboratories, applying highest scientific and ethical standards within the context of Roche sponsored clinical studies.
Presentation of results to supervisor, team members, within the department, to collaborators.
Contributes as scientific and technical expert to a biomarker matrix team including input to relevant sections of clinical protocol.
Thorough knowledge of own scientific field and application of this knowledge to advance projects or molecules.
May either work as an individual or within a small team according to project needs.
These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people assigned to this job, but are instead intended to describe the general nature and level of the work.Different levels of responsibilities and accountabilities may be assigned to take account of the skills capabilities and experience of the individual.
Experience, Skills, Knowledge:
Expertise in biomarker method development and validation
Experience in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice desired
Ability to independently design high multiplexed flow cytometry panels (minimum 8 color)
Working experience with immune cells and applying immunological methods
Please, note that a preferred candidate has been already identified for this position, nevertheless you can apply and we would review your application.
Are you ready to apply? We want someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.
Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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