My Journey to Computational Biology & Roche Sequencing

"Every day I am honored to have the opportunity to help make sense of data, for the sake of understanding the science and more so to enable better informed decisions. It has been a privilege to work with a talented team across global sites and different functions to develop NGS-based diagnostic products and demonstrate their medical value through clinical projects on real patient samples."

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Tags: USA, Research & Development

My first year as leader at Roche

Being a Leader is not a One-Man Show

Suddenly you are standing alone at the head of a team, in the focus of attention: Is it time to take control as alpha wolf? Not for Lukas Berger, who in his first year as Marketing Director Respiratory Diseases at Roche above all placed his emphasis on: Listening and trust. In the interview he explains why good leaders are not lone warriors and which mantra had accompanied him through the first twelve months.

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"I will remember the impressions I gained for my entire life"

Peter is one of 15 employees at the Grenzach Roche location who have participated in the first round of the newly initiated job shadowing programme. This makes it possible for employees who never or only rarely stand in direct patient contact to sit in for a day with an office-based physician or at a clinic and to experience everyday work there first hand. In the interview Peter tells us about his experiences.

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Meet the Global HR Recruitment Team

Meet the team that spends their days browsing Facebook and LinkedIn responding to questions from people all over the world who want to join our company – Roche! The team also supports HR colleagues with efficient service, project support - and all this within a budget. The team hit the road in 2011 and working together became a unique and best team of 6: meet Brigi, Fanni, Gábor, Kata, Kriszti & Lavi as they share their journey at Roche.

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Tags: Hungary, Areas of Expertise

Meet Daniel

International Product Manager at Roche

My work helps Roche to enable colleagues all over the world to bring our solutions to the market. In my previous role as a sales representative, I was very close to the market and our customers in Germany. This close relationship to them allowed me to experience the day-to-day impact of Roche’s products. Working as an International Product Manager allows me to further improve those products.

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Tags: Switzerland, Rotkreuz

Meet Halka

Head Technical Quality at Roche, Kaiseraugst

My typical day at work is diverse, exciting and never boring. As a technical quality assurance manager, I am responsible for a team of six people, and we are basically in charge of equipment qualification, computerised system validation, and a lot of other aspects in conjunction with production, packaging and infrastructure. My work helps Roche to improve patients’ lives by ensuring that the production lines are properly set up to fill, lyophilise and pack our products.

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Tags: Switzerland, Basel, Digital & Technology

Meet Axel

Senior Industry & Portfolio Insights Manager at Roche

My work helps Roche to keep in touch with reality. In Marketing especially, we sometimes tend to get carried away by our own positive messages. Roche as an employer is rational and stable. With biosimilars for these top drugs on the horizon, one can most certainly trust that Roche’s values of Courage, Integrity and Passion will steer Roche successfully through this rougher sea of fiercer competition.

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Tags: Switzerland, Basel, Marketing & Communications, Sales

Meet Jan

Software Developer at Roche

Hi, my name is Jan and I’m a software developer at Roche. I grew up in central Switzerland near the beautiful city of Lucerne, which is where I live nowadays. After the Matura, the Swiss form of high school, I attended ETH Zurich and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in the field of robotics. That’s right, a mechanical engineer working as a software developer!

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Tags: Switzerland, Rotkreuz, Diagnostics, Digital & Technology

Roche Informatics are establishing and growing IT Shared Service Centres

in Budapest; Kuala Lumpur; and San Jose, Costa Rica

Roche is currently embarking on an exciting program to unify the IT Service Desk Organization into a single global function with a strong regional focus by creating new IT positions in Roche IT Shared Service Centres (SSC) in Kuala Lumpur; Budapest; and San Jose, Costa Rica. Paul Kay, Roche Global IT Recruitment, spoke with Steve Guise, Global Head of Roche Pharma Informatics, about his perspectives on Roche, the role of IT, and the importance of the new/expanded SSCs.

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Tags: Digital & Technology

Meet Chris

Senior Auditor – Group Audit and Risk Advisory

I was born in southern California and spent most of my childhood close to the mountains in Colorado. My university life was split between California and the Lausanne area, where I spent a few years studying abroad and doing internships with a major multinational food and beverage company. I spent just over 3 years working internationally as an internal auditor after university, again out of the Lausanne region, and moved to Basel early in 2014 to begin my career with Roche.

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Conoce a Esmeralda

Soy Médico con una especialización administrativa (MBA) y con amplia experiencia en el sector asegurador del país. He trabajado con el Ministerio de Salud (hoy Ministerio de Protección Social), varias EPS que son las entidades que administran la prestación de los servicios de salud de nuestro país (similar al Seguro Social de algunos países) y con la Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación, gerenciando una de sus unidades de negocio.

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Tags: Marketing & Communications, Colombia

Meet Till

Team Lead Talent Management

My name is Till Dorin. I was born 34 years ago in Cologne and now live in Basel. I joined Roche in January 2008, having come from a consulting company. My focus was and still is SAP HR Systems. When I am not at Roche, I spend time with my little family. Coming home has been even more exciting since our little daughter was born in 2010. I love spending time with my friends and enjoying the Rhine in summertime.

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Meet Roche Diagnostics Swedens two little soldiers That are helping in its battle to stay green Most big efforts start with small initial steps. So when a Roche affiliate starts of on a major effort to do sustainable business, the first small steps are the most important ones. The Roche Diagnostics team in Sweden understands the value of going green but it is making sure that these efforts are well thought through and sustainable in the long run. For a start, among other steps, how about having two electric cars for all employees to use when they need to travel out of the office for a meeting!

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Conoce a Marcos

Information Systems Coordinator en Diagnostics Roche Chile

Salí al mundo laboral en 1998, después de trabajar 2 años en la ciudad de Osorno en el sur de Chile en una Clínica Veterinaria decidí buscar mejores rumbos y en año 2000 me vine a Santiago. Trabaje por mas de 3 años en uno de los mas grandes Hospitales públicos de Chile, el Hospital San José. Y tuve la suerte de ser participe del proceso de instalación del primer sistema informático de Laboratorio en red, en un hospital público en Chile.

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Conoce a Oscar

IT PGC Coordinator en Roche Chile

Soy Ingeniero Civil en Computación con mención en Informática, amante de mi familia compuesta por mi esposa Sara y mis hijos Héctor Fabian (10 años) y Oscar Javier (5 años). Mi tiempo libre intento aprovecharlo junto a mi familia disfrutando de una buena película en casa, en el cine o buscando qué cosas nuevas hacer para sorprender a mis hijos. Me encanta organizar reuniones para poder compartir con mis amigos y sus respectivas familias. Disfruto enseñándole trucos a mi Golden Retreiver llamada Mathilda o compartiendo una buena caminata con ella. También dedico unas horas al cuidado de mi acuario, el cual me ofrece un grato momento de relajo.

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Meet Thomas

Development Manager at Roche

My name is Thomas Blättler, I am married and have a one year old son. In my spare time I love to spend time with my little family and friends and to be out in the nature with skis, a mountain bike or hiking boots. This year on April 1st I celebrated my fifth anniversary at Roche Diagnostics. Time flies by. I joined Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz (Switzerland) right after finishing my PhD. The first one and a half years I was Consumables Project Leader before I was given the opportunity to build up and lead the Consumables Development department. Since January I am now heading Development Project Leaders of instrument projects for diagnostic systems.

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Tags: Development, Switzerland, Rotkreuz

Meet Agata

Software Project Lead at Roche

My name is Agata Bres. I come from the beautiful Masuria area of Poland, which is famous for its 2,000 lakes. I lived there until graduating with a bachelor0019s degree in computer science. I subsequently earned a master0019s degree in software engineering in Germany. I started my professional career at Siemens Healthcare in Bavaria, where I had a pleasure of assisting in the development of a software product used in the treatment of cancer patients. This experience gave me the opportunity to improve both my personal and professional skills. In February 2012, after spending seven years at Siemens, I decided to move to Switzerland to start a new chapter in my life. I began to work for Roche Diagnostics.

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Tags: Digital & Technology, Switzerland, Rotkreuz

Meet Dennis

Diagnostics Finance Controlling Supervisor

People development is one of the critical focus points for Roche. A common focus among the many people development initiatives is people exchange. This allows talent to take an assignment to a different part of the organisation to gain more insight and experience both from a cultural and work perspective. Meet Dennis Chua, Diagnostics Finance Controlling Supervisor, and learn more about his experience during his job rotation and find out what he enjoyed most during his time on exchange.

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Tags: Business Strategy & Finance

Conoce a Reinaldo

Sales Representative en Roche

Mi experiencia laboral comienza en el año 2002, ingresando a Farmacias Cruz Verde en el área de Recetario Magistral (laboratorio de producción de medicamentos). Mi primera función fue la visita médica y comencé poco a poco a desarrollarme dentro de la compañía. Durante los casi 10 años que estuve en esta empresa, tuve la oportunidad de proyectarme terminando como jefe del laboratorio, teniendo a cargo al personal y la dirección estratégica comercial de la unidad de negocios hasta Marzo del 2011.

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Meet Mae

Product Manager at Roche

I was born in Malaysia and my family migrated to Sao Paulo, Brazil when I was 7. I studied economics in the University of Sao Paulo and in 2005 began my internship in Roche Latin America (also located in Sao Paulo). After a year working with Regional Business Planning, I was offered another internship which would require a change in my professional focus: 6 months in Marketing, assisting Roche Brazils Herceptin Product Manager. Once I decided that Marketing was what I really wanted, I returned to the Regional Area in a position as Marketing Analyst for Avastin, where I would be for the next 2,5 years.

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Meet Rodel

Field Service Engineer at Roche Philippines

Working in technical services is such a great job because I learn things every day and it enables me to continuously grow and adapt to changes. My work offers a lot of challenges. I became more responsible, results-oriented and more mature in this company. Roche has given me the opportunity to have a training outside of the country and I was once assigned to work in another affiliate for half a year. more

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Conoce a Sandra

QA Analyst en Roche

He trabajado desde que salí del colegio como Secretaria, profesión que estudié en un Liceo Técnico. Comencé en Soprole como Secretaria del Depto. de Estudios de Mercado para luego trabajar en la Sub Gerencia de Marketing, luego trabajé en una Empresa de Ingeniería, y después en una pequeña empresa de Diagnóstico llamada Inmunotec S.A., donde aprendí a conocer este mundo de Test Pack para Análisis Clínicos y de donde vienen varios compañeros de trabajo actuales en Roche.

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Meet Erin

Financial Business Analyst

People development is one of the critical focus points for Roche. A common focus among the many people development initiatives is people exchange. This allows talent to take an assignment to a different part of the organisation to gain more insight and experience both from a cultural and work perspective. Meet Erin Noel, Financial Business Analyst, and learn more about her experience during her job rotation and find out what she enjoyed most during her time on exchange.

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Meet Monika

Head of PT Recruiting at Roche

My name is Monika Vogt and I am from Switzerland. I have a background in Economics and Business Administration with a major in Human Resources Management, which I studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Olten, Switzerland. I have around 14 years of HR experience, of which I spent 10 years at Roche. Having joined Roche as a recruiter, I moved into an HR Business Partner role and later on worked as a talent scout. Since September 2015 I have been working as Head of PT (Pharma Global Technical Operations) Recruiting Basel & Kaiseraugst.

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Tags: Areas of Expertise, Switzerland

Meet Daniel

Talent Scout R&D at Roche

Tell us a bit about yourself Hello everyone, my name is Daniel and I am a Talent Scout at Roche, where I work with Pharma Research early and late Development. I was born in a smallish city very close to Berlin, Germany. I started my career in the late 1990s at a big regional wholesaler in Germany, where I spent several years as a personal assistant to the general manager. After that, I switched to a sales position at one of Europe019s top three electronic retailers before finally finding the line of work I am currently in. Back then I would never have considered working for one of the world019s biggest pharmaceutical companies. The birth of my daughter was a major milestone in my life because it demanded a lot of flexibility from me.

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Tags: Areas of Expertise, Switzerland

Meet Judith

Recruiter for Pharma Technical Operations at Roche

My name is Judith and I work as a recruiter for Pharma Technical Operations. I tend to think of myself as a head hunter who switched sides from executive search to in-house recruiting. At the end of the day, it019s not that much different. I keep trying to find the needle in a haystack, assessing talent and moving people from job to job and from country to country.

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Meet Carmen

Global HR Management Reporting Analyst at Roche

My name is Carmen Pfeiffer and I come from the southern part of Germany, close to the Swiss and French border, an area which is called 01cDreiländereck01d. I have worked with Roche for 10 years now. My hobbies are travelling (especially to Asia), cooking, and I am addicted to a lot of American TV shows. I joined Roche Grenzach right after my studies in 2002, in Manufacturing Controlling. After two and a half years in this position, I decided to pursue a career outside of Roche, by working for one year at a local hospital in the finance department.

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7 Body Language Tips for Winning 'The Job'

Adjust your attitude. The fastest way to insure a positive first impression  and this needs to be done before you enter the meeting room  is to strike a power pose. Stand with your feet at least hip-distance apart, hold your head high, pull your shoulders back, and stretch out your arms. Research shows that if you hold that pose for two minutes, you will feel (and be perceived as) more confident and competent as you walk into the interview.

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Tips for Staying Positive at Work

It's a lot easier to put on a happy face at the office when things are going well. But in lean times amid hiring freezes and an unpredictable future, it can be difficult to remain optimistic when you're on the job, especially when bad news about the economy is prevalent. Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, has pinpointed several strategies to help anyone become happy. "Everything I say is based on science," she says. "The strategies I've chosen are supported by studies that have tested them." To start seeing your morning cup of coffee as half full, Lyubomirsky recommends that workers:

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Office Anger Management: How to Stay Calm When You're Fuming

We've all had those moments at work. A difficult client turns a productive meeting sour. Your boss berates you over something you can't control. Or everything on a project just goes wrong within one miserable half-hour period. You feel your blood pressure rising and your breath quickening. You want to pound your fists on your desk, punch your computer monitor, and hurl your phone out your boss' window.

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The 7 Bad Habits of Ineffective Job Seekers

As the old axiom goes, looking for a job is a full time job. Thats true whether youre conducting your search online or off. A job search on the Internet, however, exposes you to many potential distractions that are not found in the real world. Theres e-mail and browsing, chats and discussion forums, online poker and other games, and a host of other forms of entertainment, exploration and communication. And the key to job search success is to put them all aside. You must dramatically limit the time you spend on such activities and maximize the time you spend using the Internets job search resources.

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