Clinical Director, Ophthalmology

Welwyn, Hertfordshire
02 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Roche is increasingly proving to be one of the most exciting companies to work for within the Pharmaceutical industry today. With our innovative products and impressive pipeline, we can offer an impressive depth and breadth of opportunity for forward thinking individuals.

Ophthalmology has always been a strong focus for Roche, and with a strong pipeline to support, we are creating an opportunity for a like-minded individual with the desire to push medical boundaries to join our successful team. With a passion for the science which drives our products forward, this could be your first step into industry, or the career advancement you need to showcase your exceptional skills and progress into a Clinical Director role.

With strong ideas, and the ability to move these forward into tangible actions, you will be an innovative leader who can influence the late development clinical strategies to ensure we are not only successful, but market leaders in all our endeavors. You will be responsible for delivering plans that deliver medically differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients.

As a strategic thinker, you will participate in shaping the progress of Clinical Development (CD) moving forward.  With your expertise within Ophthalmology, you will also take responsibility for the development and successful execution of the CD plan for assigned molecules and indications.

Bringing a wealth of experience from your chosen career path so far, you will inspire and motivate your teams and peers whilst ensuring they have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their own skills and experience. Within this key strategic role, your actions will help shape the future of Ophthalmology and will have a direct impact on patients’ lives.

Skills, Experience & Abilities:

  • Medically qualified with clinical experience in ophthalmology required; proficiency in vitreoretinal surgery and/or anterior segment surgery (i.e., glaucoma or cornea) is preferred.  
  • Academic/teaching background would be preferred, particularly in teaching ophthalmic surgery
  • Experience with clinical trials would be an advantage
  • Experience publishing results of a clinical drug trial in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Familiar with competitive activity in the field
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with medical aspects of GCP (Good Clinical Practice), ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations
  • An understanding of Phase II – III drug development
  • Broad experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance (e.g., ISS, ISE, competitor data, etc.)
  • Experience authoring a global clinical development plan
  • Experience of serving as a medical monitor would be desirable, but not essential
  • Comprehensive understanding of product and safety profiles
  • Experience submitting an NDA/BLA to regulatory authorities in Europe and/or the U.S. would be an advantage
  • Ability to working successfully with remote teams, with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated success and appetite for producing contributions as a team member, as well as team leadership with effective delegation skills
  • Impeccable ethics.
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret & synthesize scientific data, and to verbally present and critically discuss clinical trial data in internal and external meetings
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a cross-functional environment

This Job is primarily based in Welwyn, UK

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Who we are

Our UK Pharmaceutical head office is situated in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, with beautiful countryside surrounding the area. Supported by major motorways & airports as well as being a 30 minute train ride to London, access is easy. Our award-winning office, known as Hexagon Place, was opened in 2005 and provides a modern, flexible working environment with facilities that are second-to-none. Around 2,000 people work at our Welwyn office in Global Early Development (pRED), Global Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and our Corporate functions. Roche offer a competitive salary plus the excellent benefits you would expect from a blue-chip organisation. There is a fully equipped gym on-site, a library and information centre, and an active sports and social club. We also have a subsidised staff restaurant providing foods to cater for every taste throughout the day. At the heart of the building is an informal meeting area known as The Street which features a coffee shop, snack machine and cashpoint. A second building on-site, called The Hub, contains modern meeting room and conference facilities. Roche promotes personal well-being and work-life balance. Therefore, flexible working options will be considered for all roles at Roche UK. Roche is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment.The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche.

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.

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