Roche Pharma Product Development Neuroscience: Neurodiversity Fellowship Pilot (2 years) - Basel or San Francisco

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

San Francisco, MN, USA Remote

Full time

Aug 19

The Roche PD Neurodiversity Fellowship aims to recruit a talented graduate for specialist training in the Late-stage Neuroscience Development Group. The fellowship has been designed to diversify and broaden academic training through exposure to clinical trial methodology and multidisciplinary teams, operating globally and working with internal experts in the field.

The Fellowship will last for two years, and will be based at either the Roche Headquarters in Basel (Switzerland) or in San Francisco (USA) within the Clinical Science Development Department, depending on the location of the selected candidate. Working from Home is an option. This department is responsible for the strategy, design, and execution of late-phase clinical trials.

What We Do

Our department is designing our clinical trials to prove the efficacy and safety of our drugs and ensuring that our trial sites act according to protocol. This requires a willingness to understand the science, get a feeling of the data, as well as recognize patterns and trends in the data that we receive. We are in constant communication with the relevant internal departments such as Statistics, Study Management, Regulatory, Safety to co-develop the program together.

Our purpose with this Fellowship

… is to recognize and embrace the strengths of neurodivergent candidates to fully leverage different perspectives to foster innovation. The position will be tailored to the individual strengths of the candidate. Your supervisor at Roche will be an experienced member of the department and is familiar with the topic of neurodiversity. There will be a support structure available to you, including employee resource groups.

Neurodivergent candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If you need support in relation to the online application process or during the recruitment process, please email us at if you are based in Europe. Workplace adjustments will be provided.

If you are based in the United States, please apply only through this link:

Your tasks could include some of the following

  • Gather and analyze data to aid in the creation of the Clinical Development Plan 
  • Train with clinical scientists and physicians to learn how to design studies 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to conduct clinical reviews of study data to identify and evaluate trends in the study data
  • Find patterns and inconsistencies in clinical data 
  • Contribute to the development of communication strategies for Roche studies 
  • Write abstracts and coordinate submissions for conferences, internal expositions, or advisory meetings

Who you are


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Clinical/Science Discipline (Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.)
  • A demonstrated passion for neuroscience
  • Desire to develop deeper knowledge of neuroscience

Nice to have (not required)

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in a Clinical/Science Discipline (Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, etc.)
  • Clinical trial experience 
  • Data analysis and review experience

Application closing date: 12-September-2021, 23:59 CEST

Who we are

At Roche, 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.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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