Lead Medical Director, gRED ECD (Neurology)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech has a strong commitment to developing novel, life-changing therapies for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and other hard-to-treat neurologic conditions. We are seeking a Lead Medical Director (rank will be commensurate with experience) with strong background in neurodegenerative disease to join the Early Clinical Development (ECD) group in the Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED) organization. The Medical Director will

have the opportunity to contribute to and lead multidisciplinary teams to translate Genentech's basic science discoveries into patient benefit in neurodegenerative diseases and other neurologic conditions. The Medical Director will integrate findings and strategies across programs in the organization and more broadly in the field, leveraging up-to-date knowledge towards executing innovative, effective clinical development plans. Clinical development programs span first in human (phase 1) through proof of concept (phase 2) studies in a variety of neurologic disease indications. The Medical Director will act as a clinical representative and content expert to a number of cross-functional teams responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of clinical studies. They may also participate in the development of strategies for evaluating novel biomarkers and technologies as potential predictive and/or prognostic diagnostics for disease areas and specific molecule programs. Other responsibilities will include building internal alignment on program strategies, establishing productive collaborations with research scientists and assessment of in-licensing business development opportunities.


  • MD (or non-US equivalent) or MD/PhD, board certified in Neurology preferred.
  • Experience in neurodegenerative disease clinical research is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years independent experience post training (industry or academic)
  • The candidate must demonstrate ability to evaluate, interpret and present complex scientific data.
  • Experience in designing and conducting clinical trials with biomarkers and/or diagnostics is highly desirable.
  • Candidate should successfully establish peer relationships in a matrix organization, and be able to interact effectively with external investigators and corporate partners as a team leader.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills are a requirement.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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