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Ophthalmology Clinical Research Fellow

Company: Genentech
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Location: South San Francisco

Start Date: June 2021

Term: 1 year

Hours: 40 hours/week

Please only apply to this job posting if you are interested in the Ophthalmology department.


Genentech's Clinical Development organization is structured by therapeutic area and is responsible for developing and executing the late development (Phase Ib - III) clinical strategies and plans that deliver medically-differentiated therapies that provide meaningful improvement to patients.

Delivering superior clinical research requires close collaboration between academic and industry professionals. The Genentech Clinical Research Fellowship program entails a collaboration between academic institutions and Roche-Genentech, offering experienced MD fellows interested in a career in clinical research, a one-year experience in this area.

Roche, a world leader in clinical research, has generated large clinical databases from multiple randomized clinical trials and registries. Your own exceptional talents can help take us further, building on this data while giving you the opportunities you're seeking to propel your career.


These would mainly consist of, but are not limited to:

  1. Clinical Development Team
  • Is involved in the design, set-up and execution of Phase I through Phase III clinical trials

  • Analyzes and interprets data from clinical studies, including biomarkers development, and analysis of patients' samples

  • Is a member of the relevant Clinical Science Team (CST), participating in clinical strategy

  • Participates as a core or ad hoc member in sub-teams (e.g., Study Management Teams) relevant to assigned molecule(s)/indication(s) and supports the CST lead and overall team

  • Participates in strategic meetings (at study or project level) in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges of drug development

  • Maintains the highest standards and levels of scientific and clinical knowledge in the specific therapeutic area(s) of assignment, providing clinical expertise in the disease area for cross functional teams

  • Collaborates with a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders, such as clinical investigators, clinicians, scientists and Therapeutic Area Experts (TAEs), as well as multidisciplinary internal groups, including other groups in PD or gRED, research, biomarkers development, regulatory, business development, commercial operations, legal, etc. providing clinical support across all relevant studies and programs

  • Consistently complies with all governing laws, regulations, Roche Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other guidelines
  1. Clinical Fellowship Project
  • Secures a mentor from their academic institution (if applicable)

  • Designs clinical research projects in his/her area of interest

  • Partners with Biostatistics and Programming in order to generate the necessary analyses plans for the research projects

  • Is responsible for generation of abstracts or manuscripts for publication derived from the clinical research findings and presents the research findings at key conferences and other specialty meetings

  • Participates in relevant internal and external Roche meetings related to the projects

  • Completes the research projects within the one-year program

  • On an ongoing basis and at the conclusion of their one-year fellowship, presents his/her data to an internal peer review group
  1. Education and Training
  • With support of the Genentech mentor, develops an educational project plan to improve his/her knowledge base on Drug Development

  • Participates in regular therapeutic area meetings on a variety of clinical topics

  • Participates in additional relevant Roche-Genentech training opportunities that arise throughout the year

  • Completes the Roche Standard Operating Procedure training modules


Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications, have the following experience, and be able to demonstrate the following abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as "preferred," or as a "plus," all points listed below are considered minimum requirements.


  • Experienced MD fellows, in the second half of their fellowship stage of medical subspecialty training, in major academic institutions

  • Exceptional senior residents might also be considered as fellowship candidates

  • Experience in generating publications and manuscripts own publications track record is a plus

  • Teaching background is a plus

  • Fellows and their academic institutions must agree to uphold Roche-Genentech confidentiality and intellectual property contracts

  • Fellows must be able to work at Genentech headquarters in South San Francisco

  • Experience working with the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance


  • Has impeccable ethics. Demonstrates, or proven abilities to demonstrate, Roche Values

  • Outstanding attention-to-detail

  • Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals and ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such

  • Good interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills; can influence without authority

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Good business presentation skills; is comfortable and effective when presenting to others, internally or externally

  • Good negotiation skills: knows how to complete deliverables by working effectively with others internally and externally

  • Good judgment and decision-making skills; knows how to make trade-off decisions while balancing ethics and efficacy

  • Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally

  • Ability to travel globally (<15%)

Please include your curriculum vitae and a cover letter that specifies:

  • your rationale for selecting this area of interest

  • initial ideas about your fellowship research initiative

Keywords: Genentech, South San Francisco , Ophthalmology Clinical Research Fellow, Other , South San Francisco, California

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