Job description


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


--Develop strategies and implement the overall external communications plans for medicines; including launch planning for new medicines
--Engage media (traditional and social), patients, providers and other audiences around milestones; acting as company spokesperson
--Maintain thorough scientific knowledge of Genentech's marketed and pipeline neuroscience and rare disease medicines and approach to disease.
--Have an understanding of important topics including clinical trial design, drug development, regulatory decision-making and public policy.
--Effectively manage high-profile product issues and crises.
--Collaborate with Roche's Global Product Strategy, International Communications and Global Media Relations teams in Basel, Switzerland to ensure aligned global product messaging and approach to key milestones.
--Be a strategic counselor and go-to person for high-level communications strategy with management and product teams.
--Manage Public Relations agencies working in support of our medicines.  Be accountable for associated budgets and resources.
--Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of Public Relations programs to position Genentech's products in competitive environments and demonstrate results to product functional teams, including Commercial. 
-- Ability to work without close supervision or direction, while maintaining team approach
-- Outstanding oral, written and presentation skills
-- Strong media relations experience  
-- Superior relationship-management skills with ability to interact successfully and influence peers and management 
-- Strategic and creative approach to communications and program development
--Proficiency in both long-term strategic planning and impromptu on-deadline performance
-- Strong analytical skills and business sense
-- Bright, hardworking and enthusiastic contributor to team and company culture
-- Candidates should preferably have experience in a scientific communication role and experience launching new medicines within a PR agency or in-house at another company, and have an understanding of the neuroscience and/or rare disease space
-- Advanced science degree (M.S., Ph.D.) ideal but not required
-- Candidates with 8+ years relevant experience will be considered

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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