2 year Fellowship in Product Development Clinical Science (Neuroscience and/or Immunology, Infectious Diseases, and Ophthalmology therapeutic area(s)


Job Type

Job Function


Medical Affairs


Basel, Switzerland

On-Site or Remote




About the Role

Why a Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship?

Collaborations between pharmaceutical companies, the health service and academia are key to improving patient outcomes and care and enhance bi-directional transfer of scientific knowledge.

Gain understanding and acquiring insights into drug development, regulation and the reimbursement process.

Our fellowship offers a unique training for those wishing to participate or conduct clinical trials in their future careers.


The Roche Pharma Development Clinical Science Fellowship aims to recruit high quality MD, PhD or MD/PhD graduates within Life Sciences for specialist training in the late stage Neuroscience (PDN) and Immunology, Infectious Diseases, and Ophthalmology (I2O) clinical science development groups.


The program has been designed to diversify and broaden academic training through exposure to clinical trial methodology and cross-functional teams operating globally working with internal experts in the field at Roche.

The fellowship will be 2 years in duration, primarily based at Roche Headquarter Basel, CH, within the clinical science development groups, which are responsible for the strategy, design and execution, and result interpretation of late phase clinical trials. This position is within the Translation and Technology Research team which aims to use technology and innovation to work on clinical questions to accelerate clinical development. This project will work on an interface between neurosciences and ophthalmology.


As a Fellow at Roche you may:

Be involved in the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of data from studies for using novel technologies.

Participate in key clinical strategy, implementation meetings in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges of the development of new medicines.

Generate and present abstracts and oral presentations for key external conferences and other specialty meetings as well as publication opportunities.

Be involved in discussions and activities around Clinical Science Innovation.


For whom is the Roche PD Clinical Science Fellowship suitable for?

Highly motivated PhD graduates in Life Sciences, MD or MD/PhD with interest in innovation in clinical research.

A strong team player with an agile mind-set and looking to diversify their career skills.

Interested in further understanding and influencing the development and approval of medicines for patients.

Good understanding of Neuroscience (PDN) and/or Ophthalmology (I2O) diseases is preferred.

Excellent English skills, written and spoken.

Previous clinical research experience is advantageous.


Application process

Phase 1: CV & Cover Letter screen

Phase 2: Virtual Interviews

As part of your cover letter, Roche wants to understand your motivation in applying for this position. You should, therefore, provide responses to the following:

Your key motivation for applying to this placement

What skills and experience will you bring to the role

What personal qualities will you bring to the role

Your interests and activities outside work and study

Your cover letter should not exceed one page.

About the Company

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.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

How to Apply

Application process Phase 1: CV & Cover Letter screen Phase 2: Virtual Interviews

Closing Date