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Senior Clinical Program Leader - NORD (Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Rare Diseases)

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Senior Clinical Program Leader - NORD (Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Rare Diseases)

Senior Clinical Program Leader - NORD (Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Rare Diseases)

Switzerland, Basel-Town

United States, New York, New City

United Kingdom, England, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Senior Clinical Program Leader (SCPL) NORD is accountable for the operational strategy, planning and execution of the clinical development portfolio up to LIP for the designated Discovery and Translational Area (DTA).

  • You provide the primary interface between the NORD DTA and pRED’s the Clinical Program Execution (CPEX) function in Clinical Operations, oversight for program and study management, line management of key operational roles.
  • As a member of the NORD DTA Portfolio Committee (DTA-PC) and the Development Review Committee (DRC), you are empowered to make key operational strategic decisions and provide technical review on behalf of clinical operations.
  • As member of these committees, you provide direction and therapeutic area operational expertise and ensures effective implementation.
  • You are accountable for delivery of programs with respect to quality, timelines, budget and ensures resources from the sub-functions of CPEX are available to the DTA. The SCPL, NORD defines the clinical operations sourcing strategy for their designated DTA and is accountable for the placement of programs.
  • You will have a good working relationship with internal and external stakeholders and have oversight of the management of Key Accounts with investigators and academic centers.
  • You will contribute toward the design of pRED CDPs and clinical protocols to enable flexible and innovative development of operational strategies with appropriate scenario planning, which include forecasting of timelines, resources and budget, as well as program level feasibility assessment.
  • You will have responsibility as line manager of CPLs, SL Team Leaders and Documentation Specialist for the designated therapeutic area:
    • leading assessments/evaluations on topics that relate to study management and study leadership
    • talent management and development of Study Leader group, change management, communication for leadership teams. 


  • 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.

    You have significant post-graduate experience in clinical drug development and preferably Clinical Operations experience after having obtained a Life Sciences degree and higher qualification.

    In addition you are/have:

    • Expert understanding, knowledge and experience of drug development across the value chain with particular focus on early development and clinical pharmacology.
    • Experience in the management of a Global Clinical Operations Department, as it relates to systems/processes, staff recruitment, resource management, and talent management is higly desired.
    • Proven experience in strategic planning across phases. Ability to anticipate and solve problems, strong analytical skills, including previous experience with forecasting and analyzing benchmarking research results.
    • Proven ability to understand and critically assess global clinical development plans, protocol design, resources needs, global budgets and timelines for multiple programs across multiple DA
    • Significant direct line management experience as well as demonstrated leadership, influencing, communication and strategic project management skills.
    • Demonstrated pragmatism and willingness to drive and support change
    • Demonstrated ability to challenge established practices and concepts
    • Creates new and novel concepts to resolve complex challenges
    • Proven ability to support innovation even if taken outside of his/her comfort zone
    • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in English, any other language skills may be an asset
  • Who we are
    At Roche, 94,000 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.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com.

    EEO is the Law


    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town | United States, New York, New City | United Kingdom, England, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
    • Function Research
    • Subfunction Other Research
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Team Leader
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Posted since 2017/08/24
    • Job-ID 00453343
  • Get in touch
    Sabine Wehren +41616888462

    Work place: Basel, New York, Welwyn