Global Medical Collaboration Lead - Neuroscience - Based in France, also responsible for Belgium
Vorna Valley, Johannesburgo, South Africa
4d ago


Objectives and Scope of Position

Engage and educate investigators to enable successful clinical programs in early development until pivotal data release Provide insights and information to increase the effectiveness and impact of early clinical development strategy for the franchise Engage and partner with affiliates to enhance launch readiness Develop and facilitate a dynamic network of external stakeholders to ensure that Roche is the preferred partner

Summary of Main Responsibilities

1.Engage and educate investigators to enable successful clinical programs in early development until pivotal data release

  • Enables phase II / III studies by driving non study-execution activities such as scientific education on the protocol / development plan and liaison with key investigation sites
  • Suggests innovative approaches to investigation design, recruitment and data collection
  • Discusses and supports IIS, compassionate use programmes and data strategies that support access activities (until release of pivotal data)
  • Success measures : acceleration of patient benefit and trial development; ability to drive scientific investigation

    2.Provide insights and information to increase the effectiveness and impact of early clinical development strategy for the franchise

  • Maintains insight into internal and external developments and trends to contribute to the medical plan strategy and execution
  • Synthesises information from multiple sources and identifies areas that will have a substantive impact on clinical development strategy, communicate effectively across network
  • Identifies opportunities and new developments and feeds in insights to the organisation from a range of sources, including Therapeutic Area Experts (TAEs), real world evidence, scientific voice of customer, patients and patient groups
  • Success measures : speed of clinical development process, accuracy in describing the patient experience and unmet need, ensuring strategy is focused on the right things, increasing access

    3.Engage and partner with affiliates to enhance launch readiness in assigned countries

  • Accelerates the development of affiliate knowledge and understanding on medical issues, new therapeutic areas (TAs), new molecules, the disease state and the patient experience through education of affiliates and liaison with MSLs at the point of molecule hand-over
  • Identifies investment opportunities, creates and communicates compelling business cases based on clear appraisal of costs and benefits
  • Maintains constant communication and provides development to build understanding, alignment and collaboration of the affiliates with the global strategy, including discussion on the global medical plan
  • Support and accelerate MSL introduction into new TAs at the point of molecule hand-over by sharing local insight and facilitating collaboration with key external stakeholders, e.
  • g. TAEs, societies, payers, and supporting connections and relationships between key experts and local affiliates

  • Supports the local implementation of field-based activities of the global medical plan in compliance with all local requirements and harnessing insight into different cultures and healthcare systems
  • Success measures : enabling affiliates to be effective in launch (due to increased affiliate confidence), satisfaction with support provided by the iMSL to the MSL and to the affiliate

    4.Develop and facilitate a dynamic network of external stakeholders to ensure that Roche is the preferred partner

  • Facilitates scientific knowledge exchange with global experts and across scientific networks at global and local level
  • Establishes and maintains scientific collaborations with global thought leaders and global scientific societies, including patient organisations
  • Builds and strengthens a network of scientific collaborators with a focus on supporting progress in the disease area
  • Is visible as the face of Roche’ with scientific stakeholders and an ambassador for the values of the organization
  • Facilitates understanding of Roche resources and connections to customers and identifies how they might provide solutions and support for the customer
  • Identifies and progresses key opportunities for increased collaboration and cooperation with and between internal and external stakeholders
  • Success measures : Roche as the partner of choice for external stakeholders; Roche Global MSLs are perceived to bring value;
  • advocacy for Roche amongst the scientific community

    Cross functional Support

  • Liaises with other teams within PDMA, GPS, Access, Affiliates, and provides input as required
  • Compliance and Ethical Standards

  • Is responsible for acting in line with legal, regulatory and company standards and codes of practice (such as Roche Code of Conduct and any other Roche directives and guidelines) and including all local country policies related to HCP engagement
  • Completes all required training modules as a priority
  • High ethical standards, ability to demonstrate Roche Values and Leadership Commitments

    Professional and Technical Requirements

  • Advanced scientific degree with affiliate and / or global industry experience is required
  • Professional scientific degree (PhD, PharmD, MD) preferred
  • Experience

  • At least five years of experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry, preferably in an external customer facing role
  • Substantial track record of Scientific collaborations with external experts and / or collaborative groups
  • Knowledge

  • Maintains highest standards of scientific and clinical knowledge in defined therapeutic areas drawing on a range of sources including publications, meetings, conferences, interaction with key TAEs, ongoing discussion with affiliates
  • Expert knowledge of processes and procedures for clinical trial engagements for corporate sponsored and independent supported studies
  • Understands and maintains knowledge of global regulations, guidelines and SOPs, GCP standards and other important business intelligence resources on a concurrent basis
  • Solid knowledge of drug safety / pharmacovigilance
  • Ability to obtain expert knowledge of company initiatives, molecules, and pipeline
  • Activities and skills

  • Research and information seeking drawing on multiple sources
  • Efficient, concise and clear communication
  • Using a range of influencing strategies
  • Maintaining frequent connections with internal and external stakeholders
  • Mapping and landscaping of the therapeutic area at country and global level
  • Project management and strategic planning skills
  • Developing business cases using core financial and analysis skills
  • Competencies

  • Build and navigate networks
  • Influence and engage
  • Generates insight
  • Informs plans and strategies
  • Develops and educates
  • Personal characteristics

    People and Relationships

  • Empathy
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Service orientation
  • Cross-cultural insight
  • Organisational agility, ability to operate successfully in a matrix environment
  • Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Strategic mindset
  • Curiosity
  • Breadth of perspective (cognitive capacity and style)
  • Open-minded
  • Systematic and conscientious
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn quickly
  • Has demonstrated Innovative and creative thinking
  • Proven ability to obtain, analyze and use information for effective decision-making
  • Drive and Self-Management

  • Optimistic and tenacious
  • Proactive, prepared to take the initiative (acting with little direction, autonomous thinking)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Opportunity seeking
  • Motivation

  • Motivation : wanting to make a difference to patients, the disease and the healthcare system by supporting Roche to be successful, patient needs to be better met and the disease state more effectively addressed
  • Other

  • Willing to travel internationally and work across cultures
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Who we are 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 commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all.

    We do this today to build a better tomorrow. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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