(Senior) Medical Director - Alzheimer's Disease

United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Welwyn

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Roche is seeking a Senior Medical Director with substantial drug development and clinical trials experience to contribute to the clinical development of gantenerumab, an anti-beta-amyloid monoclonal antibody in development for Alzheimer’s disease. The Senior Medical Director will assist the Global Development Leader in all areas of project and study planning.

  • You will contribute to strategic leadership, management of ongoing clinical trials, and planning and protocol development for new studies
  • You will serve as a medical monitor for ongoing studies, responding to investigator queries and other site- and patient-level concerns, leading medical review, assessment, and interpretation of clinical and safety data, and ensuring that data presentation and protocol implementation are correct and reflect appropriate medical interpretation.
  • You will act as a clinical representative on a number of cross-functional teams responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of studies. This will require close and frequent interactions with a number of other functions including operations, biometrics, safety, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, and a variety of business and commercial functions;
  • You may be responsible for the management and supervision of Clinical Scientists as well as collaborative efforts with other Medical Directors on the team.
  • You will be responsible for preparing and updating clinical study protocols, informed consent forms, clinical manuals and instructions, investigator brochures, clinical progress and safety reports, and other written documents prior to review by line managers, and you will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and presenting clinical data

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. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.


  • MD or MD/PhD degree or equivalent required. Candidates should have postgraduate clinical training and qualification, preferably in neurology, psychiatry, or a related field.
  • Candidates must have extensive prior experience with clinical trials in the Neurology space, and preferably on Phase II or III trials within Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Extensive experience in drug development within the biopharmaceutical industry, including experience working on multi-functional global development teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong team player
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret & synthesize scientific data, and to verbally present and critically discuss clinical trial data in internal and external meetings

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Line manager: Geoff Kerchner

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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