Organizational Scientist - People Insights

Roche Holding AG
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Job Description

At Roche, we advance science so that we all have more time with the people we love.

Our People Insights vision is built on the premise that our people are the key, and that analytics enables us to unlock their full potential. We aim to unleash exponential people & business impact through data-driven decisions, surfacing actionable insights and embracing people-centric technology.

If you are interested in using scientific methods to help us transform into a more diverse, transparent, inclusive, collaborative, high-performing, and agile organization – this role is for you.


As an Organizational Scientist, you partner with Data Scientists, and Insights Partners to perform applied research and uncover data insights to better understand, attract, hire, engage and retain the people that make Roche a great company and employer.

As an ideal candidate, you are able to enhance People Insights with research methods and scientific evidence, leveraging experimental designs, and various measurement techniques to enable evidence-based decision making and its strategic applications in practical business settings.


  • Conduct field experiment and empirical research on strategic people and organizational topics
  • Design surveys with validated item scales to measure critical aspects of the employee experience and inform high impact people decisions
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on psychometrics, research methodology, and organizational science across Roche
  • Ensure that data science models are informed by relevant scientific research
  • Translate relevant scientific evidence into practical applications for stakeholders
  • Advocate for evidence-based management

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

  • PhD in a field focusing on people research in organizations (e.g., I/O Psychology, HR Management, Organizational Behavior)
  • Demonstrated experience conducting scientific research in applied settings and/or people analytics
  • Broad knowledge about scientific evidence regarding People & Culture related topics
  • Ability to apply scientific research towards practical applications in a business context
  • Ability to communicate scientific findings to stakeholders so they are easily understood
  • Experience applying survey methodology in a practical business context, balancing the needs for both scientific rigor and pragmatism
  • Experience working with human-centered data, such as demographics, psychographics, and behavior
  • Experience in statistical programming (e.g., R, Python)

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.

Company Info.

Roche Holding AG

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, commonly known as Roche, is a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company headquarters are located in Basel.

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