Medical Director

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

Return to Search Results

The Position


The Medical Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They drive

medical 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. They serve as the guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics

and safety. This role is organized within a network of experts, and therefore may at any time be

performing a variety of medical activities, as needed.

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic neurologist with experience and knowledge in spinal muscular atrophy 

to join the US Medical Affairs network of scientists at Genentech. The Medical Director will provide exceptional clinical and scientific leadership for medical affairs activities in the area of rare neuromuscular diseases including spinal muscular atrophy.  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 neurologist community. This individual will lead the execution of medical activities within the context of the US health care environment that, depending on specific areas of responsibility, may include clinical 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. This role

demands strong communication skills, the ability to lead fit-for-purpose teams in a matrix environment, and a mindset to engage in purposeful partnerships to solve complex multi-disciplinary challenges.

As a Medical Director you are expected to:

  • Provide the medical perspective for the spinal muscular atrophy disease program to a broad network of Medical Affairs professionals in the home and field organizations
  • Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the product


  • Represent Genentech Medical Affairs externally at key meetings
  • Lead scientific partnerships with multiple sclerosis therapeutic area experts, medical

societies, patient advocacy groups, and health care institutions

  • Lead efficient implementation of medical tactics, leveraging the network of relevant expertise

and insights

  • Execute 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
  • Address 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:

A leader with a strong scientific and clinical background in neurological disease with a passion for making

medical progress for people living with spinal muscular atrophy. 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

  • Board Certified neurologist desired and preferred clinical experience in spinal muscular atrophy

  • Minimum 4-6 years of relevant clinical / medical pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry


  • Experience or relevant knowledge of pre-approval drug development trials and/or postmarketing

medical evidence generation, including expertise in controlled and observational

study designs, data analysis, and clinical/health economic interpretations

  • Understanding of the US health care environment including the payer landscape, evidence based

medicine tools and practices, and health technology assessments

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


This position is located in South San Francisco and has up to 40% travel time.

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.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

Return to Search Results