Policy Specialist

health policy
Bratislava or also remote (online)
Start date
ASAP (by agreement)
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Final salary will depend on candidate experiences and seniority
from 1500 €

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Job description

Healthcare is changing: Radical innovation, increased openness to change, increasing patient empowerment, multiple sources of medical information, and pressure on public spending. As a result of all this, Roche is leading the way to deliver innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers and patients. The Policy Specialist will help to modernize and innovate on how Roche engages with the Healthcare ecosystem, supporting our efforts to raise awareness and engage in co-creating a wide range of solutions for improving the delivery of healthcare in Slovakia.

As a member of a dynamic team focusing on a multitude of therapeutic areas, you will support the conceptualization, development and delivery of policy strategies and endeavors

The Policy Specialist is an entrepreneurial role within the Slovak affiliate, who will work together with the External Partnerships Lead to support our engagement across the healthcare ecosystem:

●     Actively engages the External Partnerships Lead, Health System Partners, Patient Journey Partners and Patients Associations Partner to identify, co-create and implement strategies and draft policy briefs to help support  Roche primary points of contact on their mission to become  preferred partners for improving the Slovak healthcare system

●     Partners with the communicators and policy experts across Roche Pharma International to leverage best practices and co-operate on regional and multi-national projects 

●     Summarizes comprehensive texts and policy documents from other countries / EU level into user-friendly policy briefs adopted to the local environment and to different target audiences

Who are we looking for

The Policy Specialist demonstrates personal purpose around improving healthcare through innovation.  They have a strong passion to collaborate with others to experiment, develop and deploy a strategic policy plan and activities that deliver value to the health ecosystem.  They think like an entrepreneur: curious; creative; courageous to experiment.   They believe they can make a positive difference in our society and are willing to learn and grow in the process.

Skills and Experience:  Suitable for fresh graduates.

●     Innovation skills: curiosity, agility, strategic thinking

●     Ability to work with and to synthesize comprehensive policy documents covering a wide range of healthcare-related issues

●     Excellent writer


●     Basic understanding of the Slovak healthcare system

●     Basic understanding of the EU healthcare policy

●     Ability to learn quickly the therapeutic areas and products of Roche

Other relevant capabilities:

●     Fluent in local language. Proficient in English to collaborate internally across the broader Roche enterprise is highly desired

Preferred Qualifications:

University degree

Why should you choose us

Roche je najväčšia biotechnologická spoločnosť sveta a globálny priekopník v oblasti zdravotnej starostlivosti s viac ako 120 ročnou históriu. Vďaka výrazným investíciám do vedy a výskumu sme úspešní vo vývoji diagnostických postupov a inovatívnych liekov v oblasti onkológie, imunológie, infekčných chorôb, oftalmológie a chorôb centrálneho nervového systému. Sme tiež svetovým lídrom nielen v in vitro diagnostike, ale aj v tkanivovej diagnostike rakoviny. Staviame na pokroku v molekulárnej biológii i farmakogenetike, čím sa čoraz viac približujeme k princípom personalizovanej medicíny. Viac než tridsať liekov vyvinutých spoločnosťou Roche je zaradených do zoznamu základných liekov Svetovej zdravotníckej organizácie, medzi ktoré patria život zachraňujúce antibiotiká, antimalariká a lieky proti rakovine. Už jedenásty rok po sebe patrí Roche k najudržateľnejším spoločnostiam vo farmaceutickom priemysle definovaných prostredníctvom indexov udržateľnosti Dow Jones (DJSI). Roche continues to be big pharma’s biggest investor in the clinic by some margin, by absolute spend and reinvestment alike.


Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced

Additional information

Selected candidate will sign employment contract with personal agency


  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional

About organization

Roche Slovensko, s.r.o.

The history of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. in the Slovak Republic dates back to the year 1989 and is represented by a Pharmaceutical division, Diagnostics division, and Diabetes Care. Roche Slovensko s...