Scientific Partner (Scientific Strategy Lead - Oncology or Tissue)

United States of America, District of Columbia, United States of America
United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis

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The Scientific Partner (SP) is a key strategic leadership role requiring therapeutic area expertise to develop the medical components of the integrated strategy for specific disease areas (and related assets/services) to ensure fast access with better outcomes for more patients. 

  • The SP works in collaboration with the disease area partners (DAPs) and other key stakeholders inside of the organization to develop, implement and adjust strategic and tactical plans. The SP also leverages external stakeholder generated insights/needs.

  • The SP connects the affiliate needs within the broader Roche ecosystem (ie. Global, other affiliates) to contribute to the development of broader medical strategic objectives to deliver on evidence generation, knowledge exchange / data communications, and to collaboratively set the evidence generation strategy and tactical execution plan with scientific liaisons (SL).

  • The SP establishes strong partnerships with medical thought leaders, investigators, authors, and internal cross-functional stakeholders.

  • The SP is an innovative thinker that brings a wealth of experience in all things related to medical brand and or diagnostic tool management.


While you may bring specialized and in-depth experience within a particular technical or disease area to the team, you are also comfortable expanding that knowledge into adjacent areas as required as our priorities evolve. This role requires constant learning, the regular use of originality and ingenuity.


  • Works within the cross functional core team, in close collaboration with the DANL and DAPs, to develop the medical components of the overall local medical strategy for a given disease area (and related assets/services) leveraging external stakeholder generated insights/needs to ensure fast access with better outcomes for more patients.

  • Leverages the broader medical network of capabilities (eg. other SLs, field medical leads, and others) to execute medical plans with excellence 


The medical strategy plan includes: 

  • EXTERNAL INSIGHTS: designs advisory boards and other external insights activities to gather external stakeholder feedback and input 

  • EVIDENCE GENERATION AND PUBLICATION: identifies and prioritizes local evidence gaps and  designs evidence solutions across life cycle to meet diverse stakeholder needs (including but not limited to, regulatory, access, laboratory and clinical stakeholders); 

  • EDUCATION: understands external stakeholder educational and knowledge gaps, designs and develops relevant educational tools, materials and programs that have a high impact for patient care, while creating efficiencies for Roche MSA, reducing the need for travel and onsite delivery.

  • SCIENTIFIC EXCHANGE: Provides strategic guidance and works collaboratively to define the local field plan for field partners and scientific liaisons, or other relevant field based roles that takes into account the external stakeholder generated needs/insights

  • Translates statistically-sound scientific evidence into relevant insights and ensures the integrity and accuracy of internal and external communications.

  • Provide strategic input to global stakeholders to ensure a complementary and aligned evidence generation portfolio at all stages of the product life cycle.

  • Builds external stakeholders collaboration and academic network (i.e. collaborative groups and academic organizations).

  • Identifies opportunities for cross-functional cooperation to maximize utilization of resources.

  • Acts as a coach and mentor for colleagues and peers to develop skills, expertise 

  • Supports the creation of an inspiring team environment with agile, open, and inclusive culture 

  • Must maintain knowledge of applicable research and literature 

  • May respond to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved products or uses, or off-label information.



Masters Level Degree in Science + 5 years previously relevant related experience OR Bachelors Level Degree in Science + 7 years relevant work experience OR Doctorate Level Degree + 3 years of relevant work experience




  • Experience in strategic roles

  • Experience in working with business leaders, clinicians, and regulatory authorities

  • Knowledge of and compliance with laws and regulations, policies and procedures, guidelines for data dissemination and interactions with healthcare professionals

  • Knowledge of diagnostic laboratory techniques and advanced skills in interpreting scientific/clinical data and in developing quality publications

  • Ability to understand, interpret and present a wide range of scientific and medical topics

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation, lecture, and teaching skills

  • Experience effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously in a timely and cost-efficient manner

  • Advanced computer skills 

  • Familiar with Roche Diagnostics products

  • CO applicants not eligible  

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