“In choosing a postdoc position in the
industry, I saw the possibility for me to
work in a large, multinational team
with a lot of different expertise and to
have access to various methods with less
limiting budget to achieve my goals.
In addition, unlike at a university,
I wanted to get a more holistic view on
neurosciences, and not only focus on a
part of a disease or a single protein.”
Anja (33) from Germany
Roche Postdoc Fellowship (RPF) Program
We currently have ~100 RPF Postdocs working at one of our Roche Research
sites or one of the 119 academic collaborators in 18 different countries. Each
Postdoc has two mentors, one from Roche & one at the partnering university.
The annual Postdoc Symposium, held for all Postdocs at one of the Roche
locations worldwide, as well as Postdoc lunches and journal clubs provide
additional networking opportunities for our Postdocs.
Duration: Initially for 2 years, with the option of extension for another
Location: RPFs can be located at Roche in Basel, Zurich, Penzberg, Shanghai, or at the partnering universities.
Main areas: Oncology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology,
Pharmaceutical Sciences (DMPK, Non-Clinical Safety, Modelling & Simulation,
Translational Technologies, Bioinformatics), Therapeutic Modalities (Small &
Large Molecules Research, Discovery Technologies).
How to apply? All positions will be posted on our Roche Careers Website.
Please apply online. New positions may be expected to be online from May
To apply online for positions visit www.careers.roche.ch
Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The next step is yours.
“The RPF program provided me a unique opportunity to utilize
knowledge and skills I acquired during my PhD into drug discovery
projects. This experience helped me take the next career step, to
assume a scientist position within Roche. Along the proposed Roche
RPF project, I foresaw an exceptional chance to gain industrial
experience; the choice was further driven by the scientific expertise
and reputation of the imaging groups in Antwerp and Roche Basel.”
Dany (33) from India
“After my PhD in biomedicine at the
University of Würzburg, I was
particularly looking for a postdoc
position in Switzerland. I had only been
doing research in an academic environ-
ment and wanted to get an insight in
industrial research. Research in industry
focuses a lot on immediate results that
can be applied for drug discovery.”
Eva (29) from Germany
The RPF Program has built up a world-wide reputation and became a continuous source of
innovation. This is reflected not only in high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals,
but is also shown in the influence of the RPF findings on pharmaceutical research and early
development at Roche.