Medical Science Director - USMA BioOncology Medical Information

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Key Responsibilities for the Medical Science Director:

In this role the Medical Science Directors will be required to perform one or more of the following activities within US Medical Affairs BioOncology, Cross-Portfolio group

  • Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the lifecycle, including but not limited to:
  • thought leader interactions
  • publications
  • medical content creation and review
  • scientific exchange/engagement and scientific communications/collaborations
  • medical education
  • scientific congress and booth support
  • evaluate, synthesize, and visualize clinical and economic data and develop written scientific communication
  • identify access-related medical issues and opportunities
  • Actively participate and contribute to relevant teams

Key Accountabilities for all Medical Science Directors:

  • Accountable for implementing strategy through medical tactics, tapping into the network of relevant expertise and insights
  • Contribute medical expertise to Genentech work products and coach/mentor others as needed
  • Facilitate sharing of information within, across and outside of Medical Affairs to enable medical progress
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy and clinical, patient/caregiver, payer and healthcare/market landscape
  • Act as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety; putting patients at the center of all actions


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

Required Experience:

  • 3-10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology relevant industry experience preferred -preferably in Medical Affairs or product development or is a recognized expert in the field or therapeutic area (with a minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience)
  • Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development
  • Considerable experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance, and medical writing
  • Proven record in developing strong relationships with external constituents (therapeutic area experts, external organizations, etc.) preferred
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals


  • Strong customer orientation/focus
  • Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities and skills. Has demonstrated the ability to anticipate and solve problems of moderate complexity and scope e.g. evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data
  • Communication and presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and decision-points
  • Strong business acumen: knows the industry, key competitors, marketplace factors/dynamics
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills; can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal/external partners and stakeholders and influence without authority
  • Good negotiation skills: can drive discussions and decisions towards desired results
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory considerations impacting pharma/biotech industry and ability and judgement to apply principles to daily activities
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings

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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