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Medical Director/Sr. Medical Director-Multiple Sclerosis

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

Title: Medical Director/Senior Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis

Organization: US Medical Affairs

Location: South San Francisco, CA

"Before posting, we considered the business, team, and customer needs for this role in light of our efforts to post and fill only those roles that are absolutely critical"


The Medical Director/Senior Medical Director at Genentech puts patients and science at the center of all actions. They collaborate on 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 have 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 director to focus in the area of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to join the US Medical Affairs network of scientists at Genentech. The Medical Director will provide clinical and scientific expertise for medical affairs activities in the area of MS 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 team skills and builds strong relationships with key stakeholders in the MS community.

This individual will be responsible for the execution of certain 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. In addition to strong communication skills, this position requires the ability to collaborate with 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 Director/Senior Medical Director you are expected to:

  • Provide the medical perspective for the MS 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

  • Develop scientific partnerships with therapeutic area experts and execute on collaborations.

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

  • Execute on USMA/ global clinical trial activities conducted as part of Medical Affairs

  • Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific communications

  • 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 medical professional with a strong scientific and clinical background who has a passion for making medical progress for people affected by 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

  • Board Certified physician with clinical experience in Neurology/ MS is preferred

  • Minimum 1-4  years of relevant clinical / medical pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience

  • Experience or relevant knowledge 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. The position is located in South San Francisco but the candidate may be remote but would be required to spend time in the home office. The position may requires up to an additional 35% time traveling.

CMG Operating Principles

I put the patient first, always

I am obsessed with meeting customer needs

I act on behalf of the whole company, not just my team

I am inclusive

I have a growth mindset

I act with urgency

I am accountable

I radically simplify and prioritize for impact

I follow the science

I build our reputation

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Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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