Senior/Principal Digital Health Platforms Data Scientist (PHC)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The convergence of scientific knowledge and advanced technology has created an unprecedented opportunity for the biotechnology industry to improve outcomes for patients today and in the future. The Personalized Healthcare (PHC) function aims to transform drug development and enable patient access and patient care by leveraging meaningful data at scale – high-dimensionality datasets with longitudinal clinical trial and real-world data from large cohorts of patients, with deep characterization of individuals using techniques such as whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics, immune system profiling, anatomic and pathology imaging, and digital approaches to continuous monitoring. The PDP function builds capabilities for data and insight sharing; applies advanced analytics to identify novel targets and biomarkers to increase development productivity and new methods for characterizing disease states and quantifying disease activity; generates insights to fundamentally change the drug development paradigm; and shapes the internal and external environment to enable value recognition from these insights.

The Digital Health Platforms department within PDP is chiefly responsible for late-stage development of digital tools, including devices and mobile medical applications, which enable patient data collection, monitoring, and optimized care of patients across a range of therapeutic areas. This newly created role, Senior/Principal Scientist, Digital Health Platforms, reporting to the Global Head Digital Health Platforms will collaborate closely with the I2O function, other digital health groups across Roche, as well as internal partners within PDP, Product Development, the Research and Early Development (gRED, pRED) organizations, Roche Diagnostics, Pharma Partnering and Information Technology to set and implement the strategy and direction for digital health to transform drug development in specific areas of respiratory disease.


  • DEVELOP & DRIVE DIGITAL HEALTH STRATEGIES: In collaboration with clinical development programs and other digital health groups within Roche, develop and drive overarching digital health strategies to support research and development of our molecules and enable personalized patient care and access. Lead/participate in investigator meetings, advisory committee meetings.
  • DELIVER PORTFOLIO AND BUSINESS: Resource molecule and disease area teams and initiatives effectively with internal and outsourced capabilities to deliver high quality, rigorous and fit-for-purpose digital health solutions according to company priorities and opportunities to impact business. Provide expert advice to the Program team for the clinical development of digital platforms and therapeutics. Originate, review and provide valuable input into clinical documentation to support clinical development and regulatory filings.
  • SHAPE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT: Lead or contribute significantly to functional, cross functional, enterprise-wide or external digital health communities, networks, collaborations, initiatives or goals on knowledge-sharing, methodologies, innovations, technology, IT infrastructure, policy-shaping, etc. to enable broader and more effective use of digital health platforms to support business.
  • ACQUIRE EXTERNAL CAPABILITIES: Collaborate with internal partners in due-diligence to assess and acquire/ collaborate with external capabilities in digital health, etc. of strategic business fit to the business.
  • INNOVATE OUR FUNCTION: Define functional objectives and strategy, identify opportunities, gaps and priorities, and contribute to best practice standards. Stay abreast of emergent applications, methodologies, technologies, and external guidelines, and implement change to positively evolve the function’s capabilities and impacts.
  • FOSTER OUR CULTURE: Develop strong internal partnerships to promote effective collaborations. Lead by example in promoting a collaborative and entrepreneurial culture and a global mindset. Be an agent for change and engage support for innovative ideas and solution.


  • MD, PhD or equivalent, with significant experience in drug development.
  • Subject matter expertise and clinical experience in respiratory medicine preferable in asthma.
  • Track record of success in developing digital health platforms, including validation, evidence development for clinical utility, and regulatory clearance/approval.
  • Experience with digital application, concepts, tools, language.
  • Track record of effectively building, leading and managing in a matrix environment with global, international team with members coming from scientific, business and operational backgrounds, using influence without authority.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement innovative ideas.
  • Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to translate and communicate complex ideas, concepts, and data science solutions to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent collaboration and leadership skills. Ability to motivate and inspire teams and manage change
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

    Licensed and Board-Certified in Pulmonary Medicine.


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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