In Roche’s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organization (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed.
This position sits within the Immunology team, part of the Immunology, Infectious diseases, and Ophthalmology (I2O) Discovery and Translational Area (DTA), and is continuously growing and innovating.
In the Immunology group, we are developing cutting edge therapies to treat inflammatory diseases. We're currently looking for a creative, experienced, enthusiastic leader to lead the respiratory discovery efforts.
As an experienced leader in the Immunology group, your impact in the success of our portfolio is critical: You are responsible for the strategic development and implementation of pre-clinical respiratory discovery programs as well as ensuring the long term outlook of the portfolio as well as coordination of both internal and external efforts in the respiratory disease space.
Your main responsibilities
You build and implement the respiratory discovery strategy at the scientific and operational level.
You are accountable for establishment of project strategies from target idea throughout the discovery and development phases
You support & mentor project leaders in questions related to project strategy, in particular on questions of strategic fit, scientific rationale, competitive fit and feasibility.
You promote and develop new research areas, technologies and programs both internally and through business development opportunities
You serve as key contact-person across the Discovery and Translational Area, cross-functional and cross-divisional research respiratory activities. Catalyst for cross-departmental scientific exchange and portfolio support
You represent the immunology team both internally and externally at conferences and international meetings.
Who You Are
You’re someone who creates a motivating environment for the entire team and engenders a high level of psychological safety. You create a clear vision for the entire organization. You empower teams by setting clear priorities and expectations, and making decisions in a timely manner.
PhD and/or MD with a focus on immunology, biology or related field.
At least 5 years work experience in leading drug discovery teams in immunology (ideally at the hinge between discovery and clinical)
Deep expertise in Immunology with a focus on respiratory diseases
Ability to think and lead strategically: articulate long-term objectives and strategies; maintain focus on a long term-strategy while successfully adapting to changing and uncertain environmental conditions.
Ability to communicate effectively: clearly articulate complex concepts at all levels of the organization, encourage direct and open discussions; seek common ground in an effort to resolve conflicts.
At least 8 years work experience in biotech or large pharma
In-depth know-how of the early R&D phases of drug discovery and a deep understanding of the requirements for projects to progress from inception to clinical development.
Experience in people leadership, team builder, ideally leading in a matrix organization: ability to achieve results in a matrix organization; align organizational resources to accomplish key objectives; build alliances with key stakeholders
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Who we are
At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.
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Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.
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