27 days old

Evidence Synthesis Scientist

South San Francisco, CA

Key Position Responsibilities:  

  • Compile and evaluate literature, synthesize and prepare evidence in various response formats intended for diverse audiences.  The response formats may include, but are not limited to, response documents, formulary dossiers, slide presentations, compendia submissions, web-based media, materials for scientific meetings, etc.
  • Maintain understanding of managed care concepts and knowledge to enable customized communications (written and verbal) for organized customers and key internal stakeholders, e.g. commercial.
  • Develop and maintain a sound understanding of legal and regulatory topics that underpin related policies and practices.

Serve on internal review committees for promotional and reactive marketing materials intended for the managed markets and payer environment as needed. 

  • Train relevant internal functional partners on E4A deliverables.
  • Establish and maintain understanding of the following topic areas relevant to the organized customer:  access to health care (e.g., value frameworks, evidence-based pathways and guidelines, etc.), economics of health care (e.g., cost of care, financing of care).
  • Ensure that all communication activities are strategically aligned with other functions within Evidence for Access (including E4A Molecule Research/TA research activities), squads, organized customer teams, and GNE stakeholders where appropriate.
  • Develop/Assist with development of internal processes/guidance to ensure appropriate interpretation and implementation of key communication-related policies related to Evidence for Access and the organized customer (e.g., FDA Guidance on Health Care Economics Information Payer Communications).
  • Assist with planning for and execution of the communication of Evidence for Access molecule, disease area, policy and health services research findings externally (e.g., publications, white papers, presentations, research reports) and to Genentech senior leadership (e.g., through presentations and newsletters).
  • Maintain awareness of Genentech policy positions and ensure communications and outputs are in alignment with these positions. 
  • Act in complete & total compliance with all laws, regulations and policies.


  • Masters or Doctoral level degree, in a relevant discipline (MD, PharmD, health economics, public health, public policy, health services research disciplines are preferred).
  • 1 â 5 years of clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • 1 â 5 years of prior industry experience, including managed care experience, that includes working successfully within a highly matrixed environment
  • 3 or more years of medical writing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of health economics, public health, value assessment, drug information, clinical research and development methods, decision-analytical modeling, marketing, payers, formulary processes/practices, and health services research. 
  • In-depth understanding of the U.S. health care system and marketplace.
  • Strong skills/experience working in a matrix environment and leading without authority.
  • Previous experience in other functions within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry is a plus, e.g., research, development, medical affairs, marketing, market research, managed care, strategic planning, health care consulting, etc.
  • Proven ability to critically evaluate and synthesize data and information from multiple sources.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentation capabilities. 
  • Must demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and aptitude for common communication tools and platforms â MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:  works well within teams and can effectively and quickly establish rapport with all key internal/external customers, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills and ability to identify and drive creative approaches in communicating information to the organized customer.
  • Comfort and skill in working in undefined, ambiguous environments.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and execution.
  • Track record of high performance and results.
  • Business travel, by air or car, is required for regular internal and external business meetings.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Access, Access > Health Technology Assessment
Posted: 2018-09-20 Expires: 2018-10-20

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