Medical Manager Oncology

Burgess Hill
23 Dec 2020
18 Jan 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Who we are

Roche is one of the world's leading research-based healthcare companies, providing innovative products to both the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics industries. We are passionate about transforming patients' lives and at Roche, we focus on developing innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help patients live longer, better lives.

Roche Diagnostics provides a wide range of products and services to the NHS and healthcare organisations to support the diagnosis and treatment of people and patients.  An exciting Medical Manager Oncology opportunity has arisen within the UK Medical Affairs function based in the UK.

The role

The Medical Manager Oncology position within Roche Diagnostics in the UK is a critical role in supporting the appropriate use of Roche oncology products and services, and supporting the delivery of high quality patient care within healthcare systems such as the NHS. Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement the medical strategy within oncology, leading our medical activity in this setting. Our core focus areas within Medical Affairs include Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Critical Care, Women's Health and Infectious Diseases, however, there is an expectation and opportunity for team members to upskill to support new areas of focus when required.  

You will work as part of a cross-functional matrix, and closely with other functions within the Access and Innovation directorate, including Market Access, Public Affairs, Business Development and Innovation. You will interact with and appropriately support the wider organisation, including Marketing and Sales functions, in addition, you will have significant interaction and joint working with global Medical and Scientific teams. This role will require occasional travel and a mix of office and field based activities.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Leading the development of the local Medical Strategy and Medical Plan within oncology
  • Implementing the local Medical/Non-Promotional Plan (accountable for all Plan outcomes and budget)
  • Leadership of the department's oncology external collaboration and engagement plan
  • Leadership of the oncology investigator initiated study (IIS) program and oversight of ongoing studies
  • Providing strategic medical review (and approval if appropriate) for promotional & non-promotional materials and communications relevant to therapy area
  • Lead/support the local evidence generation program in collaboration with our Market Access function
  • Support cross-functional activities with a focus on 'high-medical value' products/services and support appropriate adoption of innovative technologies within clinical practice and patient pathways
  • Providing Medical input into regulatory or diagnostic assessment submissions
  • Horizon scanning - evaluating the potential Medical benefit or value of new diagnostic technologies/interventions in oncology

Who you are
  • A GMC (or equivalent) registered physician or relevant science-based PhD
  • Prior experience working within Medical Affairs in the diagnostic or pharmaceutical industry is essential  
  • Prior experience working in oncology preferred
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of clinical trials, including data analysis and interpretation essential
  • Knowledge of the regulatory process and associated governance of diagnostic technologies desirable
  • Experience of working in a cross-functional / matrix team setting in collaboration with other functional partners highly desirable
  • Prior line management experience desirable
  • Experience organizing advisory boards and KOL mapping is highly desirable

Investing in you

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is in an exciting phase of growth, where the business is channeling its energy, focus, functions and processes towards enhancing customer and patient experience in the countries it operates. As the medical diagnostics market-leader in UK & Ireland, the organisation recognises its responsibility to the healthcare system and will continue to remain agile in developing new ways of working. We have the courage and passion to keep challenging ourselves to improve what we do and the way we do it.

What this means for you is, not only a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, but also a recognised product training programme and continuous support to build on your knowledge, skills and potential, helping you prepare for the exciting opportunities for further career development.

All of which has ranked Roche number 4 in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For this year.

Application closing date: 18th January 2021

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