Principal Medical Director, Neuroscience US Medical Affairs

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position


The Principal Medical Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They drive medical strategy and tactics aimed at maximizing medical progress for patients. 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. They serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety.  This position sits within a network of clinical and scientific experts, and therefore may be performing a variety of medical activities, as needed.

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic medical leader in neuroinflammation / neuroscience to join the US Medical Affairs network of scientists at Genentech. The Principal Medical Director will provide exceptional clinical and strategic leadership for medical affairs activities in the area of multiple sclerosis and related disorders. With an aim of generating and communicating medical evidence that helps practitioners, patients and payers make good health care decisions, the successful candidate exhibits outstanding communication and leadership skills and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders in the MS community.

This individual will be responsible for development and execution of medical activities within the context of the US health care environment that, depending on specific areas of responsibility, may include medical strategy; study design and monitoring; clinical and health economic data analysis, interpretation and publications; medical content development and review; clinical training and insights generation; and scientific exchange and collaboration.

This position will also represent the US Medical function within cross functional teams and initiatives at Genentech, within the Roche global organization, and in external customer facing engagements. In addition to strong communication skills, this position requires the ability to lead fit-for-purpose teams in a matrix environment, flexibility in prioritizing work, and a mindset to engage in purposeful partnerships to solve complex multi-disciplinary challenges.

As a Principal Medical Director you are expected to:

  • Provide exceptional medical leadership and mentorship for the MS disease area program and to a broader network of Medical Affairs professionals in the home and field organizations
  • Prioritize, design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the product lifecycle
  • Represent Genentech Medical Affairs externally at key national and international meetings
  • Develop scientific and strategic partnerships with multiple sclerosis therapeutic area experts, medical societies, patient advocacy groups, and health care institutions
  • Ensure efficient implementation of medical tactics, leveraging the network of relevant expertise and insights
  • Provide leadership and guidance to clinical trial activities conducted as part of Medical Affairs
  • Provide expert review of medical content for medical information and educational activities
  • Ensure the clinical accuracy of training material for scientific and product information and drug safety reporting to the local organization

  • Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific communications

  • Identify access-related medical issues and opportunities

  • Ensure medical and product information and communications are provided in compliance with Genentech - Roche policies

  • Act as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety, putting patients at the center of all actions

  • Participate and thrive in an interactive, purpose driven culture

Who you are

An experienced leader with a strong scientific and clinical background in neurological disease and a passion for making medical progress for people living with MS. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ health, and where a job title does not define who you are professionally but is the starting point of what you can achieve.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • MD or MD-PhD; Board Certified neurologist with clinical experience and recognized expertise in MS is preferred

  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant clinical / medical pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience

  • Experience with pre-approval drug development trials and/or post-marketing medical evidence generation, including expertise in controlled and observational study designs, data analysis, and clinical/health economic interpretations

  • Strong understanding of the US health care environment including the payer landscape, evidence-based medicine tools and practices, and health technology assessments

  • Consistent record of innovative contributions to medical affairs activities or development in MS and neuroscience, which may include high impact publications, regulatory filing or product launch experience

  • Proven record in developing strong relationships with external constituents including therapeutic area experts and advocacy organizations

  • Strong customer orientation/focus

  • Ability to navigate complex and challenging situations and flex and thrive in an ambiguous environment

This position is located in South San Francisco and requires up to 35% time traveling.

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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