Intern - Business Insights and Analytics - Strategic Analytics

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

Internship Start Date: January or February 2019

Hours: 40 hours per week

Internship Length (1 year)



Position Purpose:

Clinical Operations in Product Development is responsible for the effective planning and implementation of clinical studies on a global level.  Teams managing the clinical programs are located in 5 headquarter sites across North America, Europe, and Asia. The clinical operations teams plan and deliver high quality clinical programs evaluating the safety and efficacy of our molecules for numerous diseases including oncology, immunology, ophthalmology, respiratory, and psychiatric diseases.  These programs meet scientific, medical, regulatory and patient demands for new and innovative medicines globally. The results of these studies form the basis of regulatory and commercial approval of medicines.

The position of Strategic Analytics Intern will support data driven decision making across all therapeutic areas within Clinical Development Operations.  The position will assess and analyze relevant data sources and identify trends, signals and bottlenecks in therapeutic area segments, countries and sites.   The basic mission of the position is to identify areas of improvement, elucidate the root cause, and propose improvement plans all by using available data and multivariable analyses.  

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Collection, analysis, and dissemination of data required for data driven decision making
  • Delivery of analytical business solutions to the clinical operations organization
  • Evaluate and utilize most appropriate analytical methodology and visualization platforms
  • Partner with IT groups to plan, design, and implement technological solutions
  • Obtain and validate information from appropriate data sources for internal, competitive, and market dynamics analyses. 
  • Communicate findings by compiling relevant information, synthesizing key actionable insights, and delivering impactful formal and informal presentations to therapeutic area leadership, clinical country operations leadership and other PD/PDG stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to clinical operations strategic planning efforts by providing unbiased, objective, in-depth analysis and insights on current and future trends in relevant countries and therapeutic areas.
  • Partner with patient recruitment and competitive intelligence teams to assess relevant competitor actions and develop an understanding of underlying impact of competitor’s strategy on Roche’s clinical operations portfolio. 
  • Monitor and report landscape of industry standards for clinical operations to support clinical operations business needs 
  • Understand the mechanics of the forecast, resource, financial, and predictive models. 
  • Possess knowledge of clinical development organizations, relevant analytics concepts and methods and clinical informatics systems.

Experience and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly motivated individual with strong analytical and quantitative, problem solving, organization, communication and presentation skills.
  • Have experience in transforming data into compelling insights and strategies.  
  • Have demonstrated ability to identify and synthesize reliable and current information sources into a comprehensive and accurate understanding of business reality
  • Have a track record of integrating and synthesizing findings from multiple sources to enable informed strategic decision making and business insights 
  • Work well individually and demonstrate effective people/team skills
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills
  • Have a passion for healthcare industry and rigorous analytics
  • Education/Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s in science or a related field is required
  • Passionate about business and scientific intelligence
  • Experience in collection and analysis of data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint is a must.  Experience building databases is a major plus
  • Familiarity with forecasting, modeling and business intelligence tools  
  • Effective communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Health care background preferred, but not required.
  • General Understanding of Data Warehouse concepts and ideally already with experience in SAP Business Objects

Who you are:

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic individual who enjoys problem solving and critical thinking. In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

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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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.

At Genentech, we share salary ranges with applicants during the recruiting process, if requested. Third party salary estimates may not be accurate or up-to-date.


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