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Senior Discovery Scientist in Ophthalmology

Senior Discovery Scientist in Ophthalmology

The Position

At Roche, we believe it's urgent to deliver medical solutions right now - even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients' lives and we are daring in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work each day.

We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

This position is within the Ophthalmology team, part of the Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) organization.

We are looking for a Senior Discovery Scientist to contribute to our ongoing research and development.

Located in Basel, we focus on the discovery of therapeutic approaches for eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and dry eye along with complications of those diseases (i.e. fibrosis, vascular defects, ischemia, fibrosis, inflammation, and neurodegeneration). We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced scientist to develop novel drugs for ocular diseases.

Your main responsibilities are the following:

  • Independent project management of new drug targets from project initiation to clinical trials
  • Plan, organize and analyze experiments of research projects
  • Communicate scientific progress through internal meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Setting strategy and prioritize projects for a disease area
  • Leading scientists and associates assigned to the projects
  • Initiating and leading external collaborations to bolster internal efforts

Who you are:

You're someone who wants to influence your own development by joining a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and continuously learn and innovate.

You like thinking outside the box, and work with passion. You bring new ideas and also previous knowledge of your research in ophthalmology.

In the ophthalmology group you have the opportunity to contribute to new innovative drugs that will make a difference in patients.

  • You hold a PhD and have conducted research in an ophthalmology related field with at least 5 yrs research after completing your PhD
  • You are a team player, and you foster a collaborative spirit with other scientists and colleagues.
  • Fluent in English, you have strong presentation and communication skills and are used to lead presentations in front of an audience
  • Independent project management
  • You have demonstrated independent research and leadership of a team
  • A strong publication record with articles in high-impact journals and a track-record of external funding
  • Assistant/Associate Professor or experience in pharmaceutical industry are clear assets

Our commitment

Roche commits to recognizing talent and aptitude. We prioritize encouraging and supporting our employees on their personal journeys by providing a safe, creative space to help them reflect, make decisions and grow in their career.

We are confident that we find the most innovative solutions by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions, and challenging the status quo. Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious yet enthusiastic way; we are devoted to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 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.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Discovery Scientist in Ophthalmology

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Full time

Published on 5 Apr 2023

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