Director, Scientific Affairs - Virology

Job Description
Who we are

At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.

The Position

Serves as subject matter expert to Virology International Business Team (IBT) on medical aspects of molecular diagnostics issues.

Provides medical and key clinical customer input to support the various milestones in the design control process.

Key scientific liaison between the Virology IBT and affiliates for medical scientific communication.

Responsible for developing and managing global clinical publication plans and scientific information tools for affiliates on virology products.

Establishes and supports the development of scientifc affairs processes which are aligned with the global medical activities across the diagnostics division.

Attendance at key medical congresses to provide scientific support as well as congress download reports for the IBT and affiliates.

Management of scientific symposia and educational events at key internal meetings and medical congresses.

Provides support and leadership of RMS scientific marketing for product launches and post-marketing support through medical educational content development, educational events, publications, clinical trial management, speaking events, and publications.

Participates in products' medical strategy development with marketing managers (including medical market research of new concepts, reality checks, etc.).

Liases with and provides medical, scientific and commercial support to large reference labs, pharmaceutical companies, academic key opinion leaders, community health organizations, clinical trials groups, etc.

Manages key medical and molecular diagnostics customer contacts and relationships, key opinion leaders, etc.

Serves as the medical-scientific link for the IBT with R&D and other diagnostics divisions in the Roche Group.

Supports pre-launch medical-scientific customer product evaluation programs.

Oversees and is responsible for the design, execution, and reporting of post-registrational clinical trials and scientific studies in support of product claims for Roche Molecular Diagnostics.

Plans and develops projects (symposia, studies, initiatives), including creating and overseeing budgets and meeting timelines.

Responsible for the implementation of global study support strategies and initiatives and facilitates open channels of communications across Roche divisions to align these scientific strategies.

Networks across Roche business areas to establish and benchmark best practices in scientific affairs.

Develops and is accountable for components of the Scientific Affairs budget, in collaboration with the clinical operations team, and manages budgets by identifying cost reduction or savings opportunities.

Interacts with external resources on matters of significance to Roche Molecular Diagnostis on areas related to subject matter expertise.

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Position Requirements & Experience:

Doctoral degree is required; Medical degree (MD) is preferred.

Minimum of 5 years post-doctoral academic and/or industry experience.

Clinical teaching experience and/or lecture experience required.

Clinical patient care experience preferred.

Ability to build and foster global relationships with industry, medical, and research stakeholders. Experience in interfacing with physicians, pharmaceutical companies, clinical researchers, and clinicians on an international basis preferred.

Clinical research experience in virology (preferably Hepatitis, CMV, or HIV) would be a plus (e.g. - pharmaceutical trials, diagnostics trials, or government-sponsored independent clinical scientific research).

Must be able to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Personal Characteristics and Cultural Fit:

Excellent organizational skills are essential. Able to plan and develop projects, including creating and overseeing budgets.

Excellent networking skills and experience.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to present information to a wide range of audiences.

Ability to teach and lead others.

Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with efficiency; and capable of handling multiple projects.

Ability to lead and motivate others, particularly in a global, matrixed environment.

Excellent cross-functional team leadership and participation skills.

Results and goals oriented.



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