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Section Head Neurosymptomatic Domain

Roche AG

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Section Head Neurosymptomatic Domain

Section Head Neurosymptomatic Domain

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

We are seeking outstanding candidates to head the Neurosymptomatic Domain Section within the Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Rare Disease (NORD) Discovery and Translation Area (DTA) at Roche. The focus of the Neurosymptomatic Domain Section Head is to develop and lead cutting edge therapeutic strategies, including both biologics and small molecules, to treat psychiatric illnesses such as negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The successful candidate will join an industry-leading Neuroscience department with a large portfolio of preclinical and clinical stage projects in psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuro-immunology and neurodegenerative disorders. The position will be based in Basel, Switzerland.

In this role your responsibilities will include:



  • Manage a portfolio of preclinical projects aimed at developing new therapies for Neurosymptomatic domains to ensure the timely progression to milestones leading to entry into human studies
  • Lead and coordinate the activity of 6-8 laboratories within the Neurosymptomatic domain section
  • Oversee research on mechanisms and causes associated with psychiatric illness that encompasses cellular and in vivo models with an emphasis on human biological evidence
  • Pioneer exploration into novel disease mechanisms that may have broad implications across disease states
  • Oversee the development of new circuit-based models of dysfunction associated with psychiatric illness disorders
  • Contribute to the development of a sustainable Neuroscience strategy as a member of the senior management leadership team
  • Represent Neurosymptomatic domain research to key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as a visionary leader committed to bringing novel medicines to patients in need.
  • Who you are
    You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

    We are looking for a professional holding a PhD, MD, or PhD/MD  with postdoctoral training in neuroscience with specific emphasis on circuit based approaches to psychiatric illness. In addition you bring:



    • An outstanding track record of accomplishment investigating psychiatric illness with proven elements of neuroscience drug discovery
    • Several years of experience leading a scientific research team in an academic or industry setting including leading projects, research teams and serving as a mentor
    • Deep disease area expertise and are highly familiar with contemporary laboratory techniques including pharmacology, electro-physiology, and imaging
    • Flexibility and ability to work and lead multidisciplinary teams and have excellent communication skills in English
    • A demonstrated passion and commitment for neuroscience drug discovery.

  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
    • Function Research
    • Subfunction Other Research
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Manager with Direct Reports
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Posted since 2017/07/17
    • Job-ID 3410483942
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