Medical Science Director, Neuroscience - US Medical Affairs

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position


The Medical Science Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They drive medical 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 to join the US Medical Affairs network of scientists at Genentech. The Medical Science Director will provide exceptional clinical and scientific leadership for medical affairs activities in the area of multiple sclerosis. 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.

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

This position will also represent the US Medical function within cross functional teams and initiatives at Genentech, within the Roche global organization, and potentially 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 Medical Science Director you are expected to:

  • Provide the medical perspective for the multiple sclerosis program and to a broader network of Medical Affairs professionals in the home and field organizations

  • Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the product lifecycle

  • Represent Genentech Medical Affairs externally at key meetings

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

  • 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

  • Have the opportunity to develop scientific partnerships with therapeutic area experts, medical societies, patient advocacy groups, and health care institutions

  • Have the opportunity to execute clinical trial activities conducted as part of Medical Affairs

  • 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, and you have a passion for making medical progress for people affected by multiple sclerosis. 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

  • Advanced Clinical/Science Degree Required (e.g. PharmD, PhD, etc.)

  • Minimum 3-6 years of relevant clinical / medical pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience

  • Experience with creating and advising on a variety of medical content that is compliant for proactive and responsive use with healthcare professionals and patients; Proven expertise with a wide range of data/information including scientific/clinical, safety, legal/regulatory, medical writing and communications as well as analytics

  • Experience or understanding of 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

  • 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 environment

This position is located in South San Francisco and requires up to 20% 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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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.

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