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  • Posted: May 26, 2023
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    Roche was one of the first companies to bring targeted treatments to patients. With our combined strength in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we are better equipped than any other company to further drive personalised healthcare. Two-thirds of our Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics. We are the world's number 1 i...
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    Ecosystem Partner, Africa Genomics Program


    We are seeking an Ecosystem Partner to drive various tasks related to the development, implementation, and management of collaborations with external partners on scientific projects for the African Genomics Program. The role will be part of a cross-functional, self-managed team working to advance the Program’s goals. In this role you will manage partnerships and stakeholder engagements for a country or a group of countries and develop and implement partnerships and study protocols.

    The group is looking for collaborative individuals with excellent communication and coordination skills to advance the vision of the team.

    As a qualified expert, you:

    Assume the development, project coordination and management of scientifically driven external collaborations including setting up project plans and milestones. Responsible for evaluating milestone completion and monitoring spend

    • Develop opportunities for partnerships with traditional and non-traditional (e.g influencers, tech companies, other biopharmaceutical companies etc.) stakeholders directly touching the genomics ecosystem
    • Contribute to the partnering and stakeholder engagement strategy for the African Genomics Program in a country or group of countries, collaborating with AGP core team and subject matter experts
    • Conduct and maintain ecosystem mapping to understand the stakeholder environment surrounding key issues
    • Navigate landscapes related to real world data, evidence generation, data infrastructure and policies related to genomics.
    • Engage and manage relationships with cross-sector stakeholders who are involved in efforts to address disparities in genomic data across the breadth of data, policy, infrastructure, capacity and scientific issues required for solutions at scale
    • Lead interactions with contract management and other Roche internal teams
    • Ensure communication and transparency with external partners
    • Update and maintain documents on scientific projects (slide decks, spreadsheets, work plans, etc.)

    What can you bring to our team:

    • Good understanding of scientific purpose and impact of the supported projects
    • Masters or PhD in science studies or related field
    • 7-10 years of experience working in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry or Research & Development
    • Corporate affairs or alliance management experience preferably in the biotech/pharmaceutical sector is a plus
    • Experience leading, engaging, partnering, and advocating in supranational, multi-stakeholder environments
    • Excellent communication skills - in particular written & spoken English - are a must.
    • Proactive and service-oriented individual with strong task-switching abilities and an open and flexible mindset.
    • Proven leadership experience in non-hierarchical environment
    • Cross-functional project management, including managing external agencies and budgets
    • Ability to travel
    • Africa-based candidates strongly preferred

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