In Roche’s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organization (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed. The External Alliance group in the Immunology, Infectious Disease and Ophthalmology Discovery and Translational Area (I2O DTA) at the Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland drives external innovation by establishing partnerships with academic investigators enriching the I2O portfolio and enabling progress of individual research programs. Job Mission We are looking to hire an Academic Alliance Manager support the group in the initiation, implementation, and management of our global external academic alliances with non-profit organizations, including research centres, universities, medical schools and hospitals to enrich the I2O portfolio and enable progress of individual research programs. Your Impact You will drive innovative academic alliances from initiation and evaluation to establishment and implementation together with experienced drug discovery scientists at Roche and renowned academic principal investigators You will prepare and negotiate Research Contracts with the help of the Legal and Patent department at Roche You will manage multiple collaborations with academic institutions worldwide, including tracking of project deliverables, timelines and milestone payments together with the drug discovery scientists You will maintain compliant processes in alignment with internal and contractual obligations, including tracking and archiving of contracts Your Profile You have a Ph.D. in a drug discovery-related discipline and/or M.B.A. with scientific training and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research is required. You possess general knowledge of all core pharma R&D disciplines and are experienced in the initiation and management of academic external alliances. You have demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally and frame/make decisions from a portfolio perspective. You are a good listener and communicator capable of presenting complex principles (whether scientific or business related) to a broad audience. You are detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills. You have excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills and are fluent in English. Our Commitment Roche commits to recognising talent and aptitude. We prioritize encouraging and supporting our employees in their personal journeys by providing a safe, creative space to help them reflect, make decisions and grow in their career. We are confident that we find the most innovative solutions by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions and challenging the status quo. Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Job Level:Individual contributor This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.