Medical Science Director, Cancer Immunotherapy, Genitourinary Cancers

South San Francisco, California

Job ID: 3102173749

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The Position

Genentech is seeking a Medical Science Director to join the US Medical Affairs BioOncology organization. The successful candidate will support the development and execution of medical strategy for cancer immunotherapy with a focus on genitourinary (GU) cancers within the Solid Tumor Franchise to further explore development and ensure appropriate utilization of molecules in the portfolio. This individual will be a member of the GU Medical Team and may represent US Medical Affairs on other cross-functional teams as appropriate. Responsibilities include development and execution of medical strategy/tactics in collaboration with the Medical Team Lead and cross-functional partners of the GU Medical Team, oversight of clinical trial programs, inclusive of Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS) (e.g. concept/protocol review) for one or more molecules in the portfolio, act as a subject matter expert on cross-functional teams within US Medical Affairs, Product Development Medical Affairs, Product Development, and the Commercial organization, and establish robust scientific relationships with internal and external experts. Other potential roles may include oversight of one or more Phase 4 studies and development and execution of launch-related activities. The MSD’s responsibilities support the development and execution of medical strategy/tactics that contribute to the achievement of corporate, departmental, and team goals. The MSD is expected to be a subject matter expert within GU cancer therapeutic areas with a working knowledge of standard of care therapies, Genentech/Roche products both approved and in development including cancer immunotherapies, and provide knowledge to various teams and work collaboratively across Medical Affairs, Product Development and Commercial, as required. 
Job Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across functions, e.g. Product Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial on projects and initiatives
  • Provide clinical expertise and Medical Affairs support for various Commercial activities as well as for other functional groups within Medical Affairs
  • Manage resources and other Medical Affairs commitments to ensure prioritization of deliverables
  • Act as subject matter expert for disease and product related information for the Medical teams
  • Provide scientific input, training, and education for various Commercial and Medical Affairs functions
  • Collaborate with Publication Planning function to develop and implement publication strategy that facilitates knowledge acquisition and dissemination of key information that informs the appropriate utilization of molecules within the oncology portfolio
  • Collaborate with the Medical Directors and the publication team to complete associated publications and review draft publications
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with key stakeholders (e.g. Medical teams, MSL, Scientific Collaborations, Commercial) on Medical Affairs strategy and planning for scientific congresses
  • Participate in advisory board planning and advisory board execution• Develop and cultivate important relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders, including investigators, therapeutic area experts, and advisors• Stay informed and abreast of the external landscape as it relates to assigned molecules and/or indications and the associated therapeutic area, including attendance at major scientific conferences
  • Provide study team support for company supported studies and scientific input for cooperative group studies
  • Review and comment on IIS proposals
  • Monitor project process and proactively identify issues or challenges and recommend and implement strategies to effectively resolve such once approved with his/her manager
  • Review and/or help create clinical materials (including presentation slides) by providing scientific input and checking for data accuracy, to support post-marketing and commercial activities. This may include commercial advisory boards such as community, regional, or national advisory boards.
  • Reviews training materials and slides, and provides clinical input and guidance in their development.

Who You Are

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills (Minimum Requirements) 

  • Strong science/clinical background with advanced degree (e.g. DNP, PA, M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.)
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical trial experience relevant to biotechnology/pharmaceutical trials.
  • Minimum of 5 years in pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated leadership competence
  • 3 years experience in a Medical Affairs related role, preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication, and presentation skills 
  • Willingness to travel 

  • Outstanding attention-to-detail
  • Demonstrable abilities to work independently (with limited guidance and supervision) in implementing and overseeing clinical plans, trials and other programs
  • Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such. Works well within multi-disciplinary teams and has proven abilities to coordinate and drive projects in a matrix organization.
  • Sound business acumen; has knowledge of the multi-disciplinary functions involved in a company’s drug development process, e.g., clinical operations, biostatistics, regulatory, commercial, etc. and can proactively integrate the relevant functions into projects for best end-results
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills: has established strong relationships with key internal partners and stakeholders, as well as thought leaders, cooperative groups and disease organizations.
  • Sound communication and business presentation skills: communicates in a timely, thorough and concise manner and is comfortable presenting information to others at varying organizational levels, as well as to external thought leaders
  • Good negotiation skills: knows how to complete deliverables by working effectively with others internally and externally
  • Proven track record of effective decision-making: makes good business decisions and exercises sound judgment. Consistently and effectively balances decisions with imperatives for ethics and efficacy
  • Demonstrates behaviors and values consistent with Genentech’s Good Operating Principles

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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