Medical Director- DIS

United States of America, California, Santa Clara
United States of America, California, Belmont

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At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action; we believe that good business means a better world. Roche Diagnostics has built a new strategic area charged with creating a modern portfolio of decision support software products that will change the way patients are cared for. Our challenge is to bring together complex diagnostic and treatment data from medical devices and IT systems within a hospital, and intelligently process and present this data to clinicians, researchers, and caregivers to improve research outcomes and patient care.


Reporting to the Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs DIS, as the Medical Director you will provide medical input and expertise for the development of clinical and research decision support products and data services, leveraging data generated from variety of sources such as Roche instruments, hospital IT systems, real-world-data sources, etc and addressing medical needs identified, among others, by the the DIS Strategy team and DIS and Divisional Medical and Scientific Affairs teams. You will be responsible for understanding the current clinical practices in order to identify areas to utilize clinical and laboratory data for generating medical value, providing medical input, product requirements, and expertise to the DIS Product Development, Data Services and Strategy teams, and identifying and collaborating with KOLs and medical communities in order to identify areas of highest medical value.

Duties
•    Standing member of clinical decision support product team representing the clinical/medical perspective as an oncologist (internal "voice of the customer")
•    Aid in understanding clinical challenges and opportunities for value creation
•    Member of design thinking workshops and sprints
•    Meet prospects and develop customer ("sponsor user") relationships with product management
•    Team with product manager(s)/owners on designing/documenting "hills", "epics", and "stories"
•    Collaborate with user experience team to identify "user friction", "surprise" and "delight" factors 
•    Provide iterative feedback during the development cycle ("sprint playbacks")
•    Design medical use product test protocols and deliver 
•    Design clinical evidence generation studies/projects to support intended product market claims
•    Lead in planning and conducting product-related clinical advisory boards
•    Support risk assessment and medical evaluation of product complaints 
•    Support marketing clinical collateral generation in planning and release 
•    Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific communities
•    Support development of a medical strategy for clinical decision support solutions in oncology

Skills
•    Strong customer orientation 
•    Strong understanding of market trends in oncology and healthcare IT
Ability to flex and thrive in an ambiguous environment undergoing transformational change 
•    Works well in agile environments and within teams 
•    Effective in collaborating with others internally and externally
•    Ability to translate clinical considerations into technical/IT considerations
Communication and presentation skills; highly effective at summarizing and presenting key considerations and decision-points 
•    Strong business acumen: knows the industry, key competitors, marketplace factors/dynamics 
•    Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple priorities 
•    Good interpersonal and influencing skills; can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal/external partners and stakeholders and influence without authority 
•    Good negotiation skills: can drive discussions and decisions towards desired results 
•    Understanding of legal and regulatory considerations impacting digital health, pharma and diagnostics 
•    Ability and judgement to apply principles to daily activities 
•    Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external meetings


Education
•    MD 
•    Board-certified or eligible medical or surgical oncologist 
•    Licensed physician with overall 8+ yrs of practice and/or corporate experience in the US
•    3+ years as board-certified medical or surgical oncologist required
•    Experience in healthcare IT industry and/or degree in computer science a plus
•    Qualifications related to agile tools a plus

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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