Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


The Medical Director or Senior Medical Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They drive and guide medical strategy and tactics aimed at maximizing medical progress. They collaborate to drive timely data generation and dissemination. They are expected to maintain an in-depth understanding of the medical strategy and relevant clinical and payer issues, while ensuring Genentech's partners understand key trends and shifts in the external healthcare landscape. In addition, they lead a team of 8-10 individual contributors.     They act as a coach and catalyst for the development of these team members. They understand and evaluate their team and organization’s opportunities and constraints and build capabilities with an enterprise mindset. They serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety.  
 Key Responsibilities
● Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the lifecycle, including but not limited to:
clinical data generation design and management
thought leader interactions o sponsored and supported trials
registries, exploratory data analysis
publications o medical content creation and review
scientific exchange/engagement and scientific communications/collaborations
medical education
scientific congress planning and support
evaluate, synthesize, and visualize clinical and economic data and develop written scientific communication
identify access-related medical issues and opportunities
● Monitor adverse events reported and partner with medical monitoring team to identify signal vs. noise
● Identify clinical strategies to mitigate risk for REMS plan [Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies]
● Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific communications
● Actively participate and contribute to relevant communities of practice
Key Accountabilities
● Depending upon areas of assignment for specific activities or molecules, disease/therapeutic areas or for the full portfolio, acting as a medical individual for relevant study design and monitoring, data interpretation, medical content development and review, scientific exchange and collaboration, clinical training and insights generation to internal stakeholders and external customers.
● Accountable for implementing strategy through medical tactics, tapping into the network of relevant expertise and insights
● Contribute medical expertise to Genentech work products and coach/mentor others as needed
● Facilitate sharing of information within, across and outside of Medical Affairs to enable medical progress
● Maintaining an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy and clinical, patient/caregiver, payer and healthcare/market landscape
● Act as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety; putting patients at the center of all actions
● Focus on being a visionary, coach, catalyst, & architect; provide strategic technical and/or functional mentorship and coaching to your teams
● Ensure fluidity and flexibility of people across activities within the network including suggesting appropriate resources for work products based on capacity, interests, and needs in conjunction with other Team Lead peers and the Network Lead
● Identify necessary capabilities and resources needed within the network to support work products, initiatives and projects in conjunction with other Team Lead peers and the Network Lead
● Identify and address training and development needs of your direct reports
● Strengthen leadership capability in the organization in line with the needs of USMA/Genentech strategies
Key Competencies:
Strategic Agility: Strong ability to translate vision into a direction that adds distinct value to Genentech and builds competitive advantage
Building and Leading Teams: Excellent ability to lead and advance effective team performance across the business
Business Knowledge: Superior ability to integrate functional knowledge of BioOncology Medical Affairs and Oncology therapeutic area with a broader business perspective and appreciation for our markets and the overall biotech industry
• Be medically qualified (MD) with an area of advanced oncology specialization 
● 5-10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology relevant industry experience preferred - preferably in Medical Affairs or product development or is a recognized expert in the field or therapeutic

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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