Senior Medical Science Director-Lymphoma

United States of America, California, South San Francisco

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Key Responsibilities for all Medical Directors/Medical Science Directors:

In this role the MD/MSD will be required to perform one or more of the following activities depending upon areas of expertise or assignment to specific activities, molecules, or disease/therapeutic areas:

  • Design, execute, and monitor medical strategies, plans and tactics spanning the lifecycle

  • Thought leader interactions

  • Sponsored and supported trials

  • Registries, exploratory data analysis

  • Publications

  • Medical content creation and review

  • Scientific exchange/engagement and scientific communications/collaborations

  • Medical education

  • Scientific congress planning and support

  • Evaluate, synthesize, and visualize clinical and economic data and develop written scientific communication

  • Identify access-related medical issues and opportunities

  • Monitor adverse events reported and partner with medical monitoring team to identify signal vs. noise

  • Identify clinical strategies to mitigate risk for REMS plan [Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies]

  • Provide clinically meaningful perspective for regulatory and other scientific communications

  • Actively participate and contribute to relevant communities of practice


Key Accountabilities for all Medical Directors/Medical Science Directors:

  • Depending upon areas of assignment for specific activities or the molecules and disease/therapeutic areas of focus, acting as a medical individual for relevant study design and monitoring, data interpretation, medical content development and review, scientific exchange and collaboration, clinical training and insights generation to internal stakeholders and external customers.

  • Accountable for implementing strategy through medical tactics, tapping into the network of relevant expertise and insights

  • Contribute medical expertise to Genentech work products

  • Facilitate sharing of information within, across and outside of Medical Affairs to enable medical progress

  • Maintaining an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy and clinical, patient/caregiver, payer and healthcare/market landscape

  • Act as a guardian for high standards of compliance, ethics and safety; putting patients at the center of all actions


  • MD, PharmD or PHD

  • 3-10 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology relevant industry experience preferred - preferably in Medical Affairs or product development or is a recognized expert in the field or therapeutic area (with a minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience)  

  • Experience in hematology preferred

  • Strong academic/teaching background preferred

  • Understanding of and/or previous experience with Phase I - III and/or Phase IV drug development  

  • Considerable experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance, and medical writing

  • Proven record in developing strong relationships with external constituents (therapeutic area experts, external organizations, etc.) preferred

  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals



  • Strong customer orientation/focus

  • Ability to flex and thrive in an ambiguous environment undergoing transformational change

  • Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally

  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities and skills. Has demonstrated the ability to anticipate and solve problems of moderate complexity and scope e.g. evaluate, interpret and present highly complex data

  • 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 pharma/biotech industry and ability and judgement to apply principles to daily activities

  • Strong attention-to-detail

  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings

  • Roche is an equal opportunity employer.


 CMG Operating Principles

I put the patient first, always

I am obsessed with meeting customer needs

I act on behalf of the whole company, not just my team

I am inclusive

I have a growth mindset

I act with urgency

I am accountable

I radically simplify and prioritize for impact

I follow the science

I build our reputation

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