(Lead) Clinical Director Ophthalmology

United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Welwyn

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Roche is increasingly proving to be one of the most exciting companies to work for within the Pharmaceutical industry today. With our innovative products and impressive pipeline, we can offer an impressive depth and breadth of opportunity for forward thinking individuals.

Ophthalmology has always been a strong focus for Roche, and with a strong pipeline to support, we are creating an opportunity for a likeminded individual with the desire to push medical boundaries to join our successful team.

With a passion for the science which drives our products forward, this could be your first step into industry, or the career advancement you need to showcase your exceptional skills and progress into a Clinical Director role.

With strong ideas, and the ability to move these forward into tangible actions, you will be an innovative leader who can influence the late development clinical strategies to ensure we are not only successful, but market leaders in all our endeavors. You will be responsible for delivering plans that deliver medically differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients.

As a strategic thinker, you will participate in shaping the progress of Clinical Development (CD) moving forward.  With your expertise within Ophthalmology, you will also take responsibility for the development and successful execution of the CD plan for assigned molecules and indications.

Bringing a wealth of experience from your chosen career path so far, you will inspire and motivate your teams and peers whilst ensuring they have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their own skills and experience.

Within this key strategic role, your actions will help shape the future of Ophthalmology and will have a direct impact on patient’s lives.

To be successful within this role you will be or have:

  • M.D. with relevant PhD and clinical experience in Ophthalmology required

  • Experience with clinical trials would be an advantage

  • An understanding of Phase II – III drug development

  • Experience submitting an NDA/BLA to regulatory authorities in Europe and/or the U.S. would be an advantage

  • Experience authoring a global clinical development plan and publishing results of a clinical drug trial in a referred journal

  • Academic/teaching background would be preferred

  • Broad experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance (e.g., ISS, ISE, competitor data, etc.)

  • Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles

  • In-depth knowledge of medical aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice), ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations

  • Familiar with competitive activity in the field

  • Previous people management experience is preferred

  • Ability to working successfully with remote teams


  • Has impeccable ethics. 

  • Leadership skills and behaviours

This Job is primarily based in Welwyn in the United Kingdom

The salary for the role will be commensurate based on age and experience and is competitive to similar roles of this level of seniority.

Good luck with your application.