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Field Partner (Medical and Scientific Affairs Field Leader - Oncology)

Company: Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Location: Iowa
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Position

The Field Partner (FP) is a field-based position that primarily functions to lead the field-based Scientific Liaison team, with the objective of delivering critical scientific exchange including medical/scientific education and responses to unsolicited "off-label" inquiries in support of both healthcare professionals as well as Roche scientific support groups and local business teams.

The FP will recruit, hire, coach, develop, and train the Scientific Liaison team while ensuring the team is functioning consistent with policies and procedures of each activity. The FP is therefore responsible for also ensuring that all activities are compliant requiring ongoing feedback and guidance from legal, regulatory, and compliance colleagues.

The FP will manage through subordinate supervisors, managers, individual contributors or programs, the coordination of the activities of the Scientific Liaison team. The FP will work closely with Scientific Partners, Disease Area Partners, and other Medical Affairs Partners to provide insights and implement field-based medical strategies.


* Personnel Management
* Ensure team members have the relevant medical or scientific background, knowledge and expertise and all relevant training for their roles

* Provide coaching and development opportunities for the regional scientific liaison team

* Create an inspiring team environment with an agile, open culture.

* Provide direction, coaching and development

* Analyze resource requirements and justify headcount changes as required

* Gather and communicate insights from the field-based Scientific Liaisons on the real world use of diagnostic instruments and tests to inform medical strategy

* Prioritize and develop plans for the field Scientific Liaison team, based on divisional strategy

* Provide and coordinate responses to customer inquiries by contributing to the development of educational tools and materials

* Works closely with other MSA colleagues to develop and implement strategies for successful customer engagements at conferences, congresses, symposia, and other large meetings.

* Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies and/or procedures related to field-based activities.

* May support field personnel training on technical and disease area knowledge for Commercial and Medical colleagues

* Must maintain knowledge of applicable research and literature

* May respond to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved products or uses, or off-label information.

* Ensure Regulatory and Legal compliance and appropriate documentation for team activities

* Maintain proper documentation and record keeping for team


Minimum Requirements

2+ years people or other related leadership experience AND

PhD in Science + 2 years relevant work experience (such as clinical, research, managed care, industry) OR

Masters Level Degree in Science + 5 years of relevant work experience (such as clinical, research, managed care, industry) OR

Bachelors Level Degree in Science + 7 years relevant work experience (such as clinical, research, managed care, industry)

Strongly Preferred:

Diverse experience in medical affairs industry positions including field-based roles and strategy roles.

Previous MSL management experience strongly preferred.

Oncology biomarker/diagnostics/pharmaceutical experience a strong asset.

For Colorado residents, the expected salary for this position is $171K - $210K. For NYC residents, the expected salary range for this position is $214K - $262K. For New York state residents (with exception of NYC), expected salary for this position will be $202K - $248K. Depending on where the employee resides, salary can vary. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position is eligible to earn incentive compensation that is calculated and paid in accordance with the applicable Incentive Compensation Plan for the role. This position also qualifies for the benefits listed below.


Roche offers highly competitive benefit plans and programs, including: Medical, dental and vision Insurance 401(k) and 401(k) matching Paid time off Company Car (field employees)

This position is a home based role, and can be based anywhere in continental U.S. As such, this role does not offer relocation assistance.

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.

As a global leader in healthcare, Roche Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of products, tools and services that help in the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases like HPV, HIV, hepatitis and diabetes as well as other medical conditions, such as fertility and blood coagulation. These products and services are used by researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals and laboratories worldwide to help improve people's lives.

Unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation under applicable law, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with customer requirements, the company's health and safety obligations and/or applicable law or guidelines.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at

Keywords: Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Lake Charles , Field Partner (Medical and Scientific Affairs Field Leader - Oncology), Other , Iowa, Louisiana

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