Associate/Medical Science Director, Scientific Collaborations (Immunology)

South San Francisco, California
United States

Job ID: 3242006315

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The Position

Key Accountabilities: 

In this position, you will be primarily accountable for consistently, effectively: 

  • Supporting development and leading execution of scientific collaborations (SC) acrossassigned molecule(s)/product(s) 
  • Developing and cultivating Genentech’s relationships with U.S. based externalexperts, academic institutions, professional societies, cooperative groups and theirfoundations, large multi-center research organizations and other relevant externalparties 
  • Facilitating strategic and scientific discussions and decisions with relevant externalorganizations, groups and individuals
  • Participating in and/or leading development of the Strategic Engagement Plan, whichhas multiple components, for the assigned molecule(s)/product(s) 
  • Acting as a standing member of assigned core and sub-teams; providing expert adviceand perspective to internal committees, management and teams regarding strategicmedical issues and lifecycle planning as these relate to Roche/Genentechcollaborations with relevant external parties
  • Participating in and supporting Scientific Congress planning efforts for major scientificmeetings, including medical/pipeline booth coordination, booth content/materials and related activities 
  • As assigned, supporting development and execution of pipeline productcommunication plans and training, in collaboration with PDMA, gRED, pRED andother PD functions and teams 
  • Working collaboratively with all internal partners and other stakeholdersNetworking extensively with PDMA, Commercial Operations, PD, gRED, pREDinternally and externally across relevant groups (including research staff) and TAEsActing as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety; puttingpatients at the center of all actionsCompliantly developing and cultivating strategic partnerships with external TAEs,scientific authors, professional associations, and other external stakeholders 
  • Ensuring assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and otherwork are completed on time, to high standards and within budget 

Example Responsibilities 

In this position, you will:Scientific Collaborations (SC) Strategy/Planning: 

Stay abreast of internal and external developments (scientific, clinical, commercial,competitive, legal, regulatory and like), as such developments may implicate orotherwise impact the assigned therapeutic area 
Play a lead role in identifying appropriate external experts and ensure these activitiesare consistent with Genentech policies and procedures 
Identify innovative collaboration opportunities with external experts and externalentities to advance knowledge and improve patient care 
Develop and cultivate important relationships with external parties, including global,national and regional therapeutic area experts (TAEs), , academic institutions,professional societies, large external research sites, cooperative groups, relevantgovernment agencies, health authorities and other regulators 
Work closely with Research and Early Development groups (REDs), ProductDevelopment Medical Affairs (PDMA), Product Development (PD) functions andCommercial Operations leadership and teams on early, clinical and post-marketingmolecule/product development to proactively align SC strategies, plans and objectives 
Participate in and/or lead development and implementation of the StrategicEngagement Plan for assigned molecule(s)/product(s) by working closely with MedicalDirectors/Medical Science Directors and the Medical Science Liaison organization inthe assigned Medical Unit (MU) 
Conduct or otherwise commission and oversee relevant research, analysis and marketassessments 
Develop and incorporate specific and measurable performance metrics, standards andaccountabilities in Strategic Engagement Plans and other SC strategies, plans andtactics 
As assigned, act as a standing member on Medical Teams and other global orGenentech core and sub-teams to provide appropriate and adequate SCrepresentation across teams 
Participate in and/or lead ongoing, quarterly and annual evaluation and refinement, asneeded, of SC plans for the assigned molecule(s)/product(s) to ensure continuouseffectiveness, on-time, on-target and within-budget resultsParticipate in Scientific Congress and other relevant external meeting/event planningand development 

SC Operations: 
  • Participate in and/or lead engagement plan negotiations with relevant external parties 
  • Work closely and regularly with relevant external parties. Guide internal colleaguesand teams on relevant external communications and interactions. As needed orotherwise appropriate, help facilitate contact between relevant internal personnel andexternal strategic partners 
  • Lead meeting coverage and communications with external TAEs and other relevantexternal entities and ensure timely and appropriate sharing of information, includinginstitution training days and external party visits to Genentech/Roche campuses 
  • Ensure external strategic partners receive and maintain, in a timely manner, a fullycurrent understanding of Genentech's/Roche’s business, vision, strategy, plans andoperations, as these pertain to the assigned therapeutic area 
  • Engage in ongoing strategic and scientific discussions with TAEs and keystakeholders across all relevant external entities, e.g., academic institutions,professional societies, cooperative groups, etc. 
  • Lead cross-functional, long-term projects and/or clinical trials that require alignmentacross multiple internal and external stakeholders 
  • Act as a single-point-of-contact to relevant external parties and provide a pathway forany issue resolution or other business related developments and needsProvide medical affairs oversight on cross-functional committees and forums, such aspromotional review committees, to ensure the SC perspective is incorporated intorelevant cross-functional strategies, plans and tactics 
  • Provide SC support for advisory boards, conferences and other relevant events andforums 
  • Monitor execution of the Strategic Engagement Plan to ensure goals, objectives andother performance metrics will be met or exceeded

Who You Are

Required Experience/Knowledge

Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications, have the following experience, and be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” or as a “plus,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements. Years of experience listed below can be substituted with equivalent, relevant competency levels.

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


  • In-depth knowledge of ICH-GCP and other relevant standards and guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of the overall drug development process
  • Knowledge of products and services provided by Roche/Genentech or similar
  • organizations
  • Relevant therapeutic area knowledge is preferred


  • 4 or more years' relevant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, preferably in medical affairs or product development
  • Relevant therapeutic area experience is preferred (as typically measured by 2 or more years' experience)
  • Current relationships with external constituents (therapeutic area experts, external organizations, etc.) is preferred


  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals
  • Strong business acumen: knows the industry, key competitors and other marketplace factors/dynamics
  • Strong project and process management skills: proven abilities to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities, goals, objectives and tasks through to successful conclusion
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal & partnering skills: has proven abilities to work effectively and efficiently in cross-functional, often virtual and matrix teams
  • Strong financial acumen: proven abilities for effective planning, development and oversight of project budgets and other resources
  • Strong customer orientation/focus
  • Up to 40 percent business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings

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


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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