Scientific Operations Director – Institute of Human Biology

Basel, Switzerland

The position

In Roche’s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organisation (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed.

You will work in Roche’s new Institute of Human Biology, a part of pRED, which is dedicated to research on organoids, human model systems and translational bioengineering. Our interdisciplinary research uniquely bridges academic and pharmaceutical research, connecting biologists, engineers, data scientists and translational researchers. We collaborate with leading scientific institutions around the world to tackle grand challenges by assembling, funding and leading interdisciplinary teams of experts to address highly complex scientific questions.

Job mission

As Scientific Operations Director, you will be primarily responsible for IHB’s positioning and presence in the external scientific community as well as for the operational efficiency and seamless integration of the institute into the broader Roche ecosystem. With your strategic approach, you will manage processes, optimize resource allocation and foster an open and highly collaborative environment conducive to innovation.

Your impact

You will lead a dynamic team that works collaboratively to increase organizational efficiency, improve infrastructure, and align systems with the overarching goals of pRED and Roche. By refining internal governance and operational principles, you will pave the way for IHB to expand and consistently deliver on its important mission. Your influence also extends to strategic resource planning and budget coordination, demonstrating your ability to effectively manage complex operations. Beyond IHB’s borders, you will champion IHB’s reputation in the scientific community by fostering collaborations with prestigious academic and clinical institutions.

Additionally, you…

Your profile

You have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in a field relevant to human biology and human model systems, and at least 10 years of professional experience, ideally in the successful management of a research institute of international standing.

Our commitment

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.

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.

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