Sub Chapter Lead Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics

F. Hoffmann La Roche Gruppe
Pleasanton, California, US
Sep 10, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Sub Chapter Lead Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics

Roche Diagnostics Solutions Reagent Research & Design Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics Sub-Chapter lead

Global Grade: PL 8-9

Potential Locations: Pleasanton, CA

Who We Are

At Roche, we are passionate about transforming patients' lives and we are fearless in both decision and action - we believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

Role Purpose

As the Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics Sub-Chapter lead, you will be a member of the Diagnostics Solutions Research & Development Reagent Research and Design Team (RRD).

In this position, you will be the leading figure and key point of contact for Roche Diagnostics' capabilities in Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics Sub-Chapter lead. You will improve the Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics overarching expertise based on current and upcoming needs to deliver on network priorities (e.g. upcoming portfolio investments with new technology skills needed).

As the Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics Sub-Chapter lead, you will be the key enabler to maintain and advance scientific skill profile and the technological standard and technologies of the subchapter in terms of the Center of Excellence for immunohistochemistry antibody and early assay design solutions, methods, processes and products at a globally leading level.

You will be responsible for the development of antibody reagents following all applicable quality standards and guidelines for RDS R&D development teams and Roche pharma teams.

You will be responsible for developing the capabilities of expert teams dedicated to complex antibody technologies and development projects. You will be responsible for a close interaction with Lifecycles and ensuring contract based efforts are being staffed and prioritized.

You will be ensuring the smooth transfer of antibody based reagents and processes developed in the Subchapter to Global Operations and Assay Development teams in close coordination with the interface partners.

As a line manager, you will be responsible for designing and optimizing team members' personal professional journey and coaching your direct reports as well as promoting fluidity of Sub-Chapter members capabilities to easily support different business and research needs across Networks.

You have a direct impact on the portfolio of the Tissue CA in the field of antibody reagent design solutions. You will interact with the R&D network & chapter area teams, global functions (Ops, Quality and Regulatory), Customer Areas Project Leads, Pharma and external partners.

These interactions are intended to support bringing the right capabilities and expertise to the efforts & squads to deliver across Networks' priorities (who organize around business value). You will play a key role in crafting and implementing key aspects of Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics's mid- to long-term strategy and ultimately contribute to the overall Roche Diagnostics Vision.

You will be responsible to...

Ensure that Roche Diagnostics' capabilities in Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics thrive:

Leverage a consolidated view of the Sub-Chapter's capabilities to represent the most specialized expertise in the field of antibody development for IHC towards Business and other Functions

Define the short and long term capability needs for the Sub-Chapter to deliver on the Function's and Network's strategy, and execute on it, ultimately advancing the Function's expertise and helping our Customer Areas and Life-Cycle Teams (LCTs) to achieve their business objectives

Establish and further develop best practices and thought leadership for all aspects pertaining to Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics; exemplify the principle of proactive and continuous improvement

Maintain and develop all assets and partnerships related to Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics that are owned by Roche Diagnostics

Further development of these assets in line with the strategic orientation of the various global project partners within Roche, thus giving them a competitive advantage

Enable delivery of best in class solutions and IHC antibody technology roadmaps including development processes (strategic impact)

Promote fluidity of Sub-Chapter and the larger Chapter members' capabilities (as needed) to easily support different business needs across Networks

Be an active coach and mentor to members of the team to help them grow and progress in their career

Nurture and develop an empowered, knowledgeable, effective and efficient group of subject matter experts (SMEs) within the Sub-Chapter with the capabilities to support Roche Diagnostics' efforts with best-in-class expertise

Ensure that personal professional development is a priority in assignments of Chapter members and spread awareness for this

Design and promote personal professional journey paths within the Sub-Chapter, enabling the fluidity of resources intended by our New Ways of Working

Attract talents and be an active coach and mentor for Subchapter members to help them grow and progress in their career

Support access to the right resources
  • Close alignment with respective subchapters such as Antibody Development, Antigen Design & rec. Protein Expression, Protein Chemistry and Special Chemistry, to ensure one seamless and efficient approach for the development of biological reagent solutions
  • Horizontal (Sub)chapters, CA network (Sub)chapters are key R&D internal partners
  • Projects for DSR and Pharma are coordinated and managed efficiently, and internal customers also have access to the Subchapters entire know-how in the sense of a consultancy service

Enabling the organization's New Ways of Working
  • Act as Role-model for Agile Leadership behaviors, as well as for our culture, mindset & behaviors as defined in We@RocheDiagnostics
  • Model behaviors to support the organization's transformation to new, more Agile Ways of Working - e.g. new decision making/governance practices, collaboration, translating common goals into 90 day action plans / OKR, etc

As the Sub-chapter Lead you:
  • Are committed to cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos to achieve the best results for the organization
  • Are responsible for being compliant with internal and external rules and SHE standards
  • Have the ability to navigate within a changing organization, maintaining objectivity, respect for differences of opinion, fairness, open communication and consensus building skill
  • Manage of external collaborations in the field of Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics solutions

What else do you have in your toolbox:
  • High degree of subject matter expertise:
    • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent expertise gathered by > 6 years of SME experience
    • min. 5 years of experience in R&D Diagnostics and leadership, international project and collaboration management
    • deep experience and domain knowledge in antibody development and design
    • Sound knowledge in protein chemistry and molecular biology
    • Expertise in assay concepts for IVD systems and reagent strategies for diagnostics, in particular for immunohistochemistry; process development, due diligence, leadership/motivation and integration, strategic thinking, project- and network-management
    • Demonstrates courage, vision and drive to be at the forefront of innovative change
  • Leadership and people development:
    • Proven ability to lead with creative attitude, very high self-awareness and being a coach and a mentor to other leaders and partners
    • Demonstrates the ability to build networks and can inspire to work agile
    • Empathy towards the needs of Squads and others Sub-chapters combined with skill of prioritizing resource involvement
  • Demonstrated success in establishing a high performing environment with an excellent reputation attracting the best talent, developing and inspiring them while providing clear objectives and frameworks to Sub-Chapter members
  • Experience defining career progression and development capabilities for scientific experts in networked organization
  • Development processes are executed according to Roche Quality and SHE standards
  • Provide vision and leadership to the Pathology Biology & Integrated Analytics R&D team.
  • Advisor to senior management on development roadmap and strategies
  • Able to foster positive partnerships through effective influencing, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Ability to navigate within an organization with evolving needs, maintaining objectivity, respect for differences of opinion, fairness, open communication and consensus building skills


The successful candidate will build and provide effective leadership for the team in a manner that is consistent with the Roche Values and leadership capabilities. They will seek to inspire and lead their team to create transformative solutions that will ensure that Diagnostics Solutions are recognized as being the best in the industry and maintains our #1 ranking in the future.

Everything you do should contribute directly to the achievement of our Roche Ten Year ambitions, including:
  • Double patient access to novel, high-medical-value diagnostics solutions
  • Build the leading, profitable insights business
  • Improve patients' lives via ‘OneRoche Approach' to ecosystem in every country


We@RocheDiagnostics is the mindset and culture we as Diagnostics colleagues strive to adopt to help achieve our vision and realize our strategy. The We@RocheDiagnostics dimensions are:

● We are passionate about our customers and patients

● We radically simplify

● We trust, collaborate & have fun

● We ALL lead

● We experiment & learn

You are expected to demonstrate the We@RocheDiagnostics dimensions and help evolve the function's culture beliefs, as part of the Diagnostics Transformation.

Locations :

You need to be based in Pleasanton, CA

At the Company's discretion, an exception to the location requirement could be made under extraordinary circumstances.

As this position is a global role, international business travel will be required depending upon the business location of the successful candidate and ongoing business project activities.

Roche is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to build teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Embracing diversity enables us to create a great place to work and to innovate for patients

Roche is an equal opportunity employer

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