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Translational Medicine Leader - Neuroscience Rare Diseases

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

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Translational Medicine Leader - Neuroscience Rare Diseases

Translational Medicine Leader – Neuroscience Rare Diseases

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel Headquarter

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Translational Medicine Leader – Neuroscience Rare Diseases The TML – Rare Diseases will provide clinical development project leadership in Neuromuscular/Neurological Rare Diseases and contributes to broad clinical strategy across the Rare Disease portfolio.  Represents clinical science on discovery teams and external joint research teams to ensure alignment on strategy between pharma development and discovery, to support target and clinical candidate selection and to provide guidance on benefit/risk assessment and risk mitigation activities. Ensures the timely development of the rare disease clinical development plan including the biomarker strategy and Proof of Concept (PoC) scenarios to ensure fast and efficient assessment of the clinical candidate and fact-based go/no go decisions for the molecule or the program.  Develops protocols for PoC and confirmatory studies and supports protocol development for experimental medicine and clinical pharmacology studies .  Ensures that assigned clinical programs are of the utmost scientific quality considering scientific, regulatory, business, cost and time perspectives. Assumes medical leadership for projects in throughout rare disease asset development and is accountable for clinical deliverables at the project level.  Leads the clinical team and may have one or more direct reports.
  • Proposes, establishes and leads external collaborations relevant to assigned project and to disease area strategy; participates in due diligences
  • Presents clinical development plan or elements thereof to management boards; organizes scientific advisory board meetings
  • Leads the global development team during the confirmatory phase:  may define and lead exploratory translational science activities to support life cycle team and/or disease area strategies
  • Contributes to aspects of disease area strategy planning
  • Maintains external scientific presence through high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals  or oral presentations in international congress
An MD or MD/PhD with clinical training in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, neurogenetics or paediatric neurology or other relevant field along with a few years of experience is required.
  • Proven track record in conducting and directing original, innovative, clinical and/or translational research as demonstrated by academic publications or accomplishments in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in drug development is preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of providing clinical leadership to rare disease programs preferred
  • Leadership and managerial skills, including motivating, delegating, mentoring, coaching, line management, high level of business awareness and excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required
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