Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Genentech Research

South San Francisco, California
September 15 2017
Life Sciences, Genetics
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases,

Genentech Research


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The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Genentech Research


We are seeking an independent researcher for a Postdoctoral training position to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sharookh B. Kapadia. The incumbent will conduct original and significant basic investigations in the area of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and host response to infection. The expectation is that this work will result in novel and important contributions to the understanding of host-pathogen interactions, as demonstrated by publication in top tier scientific journals.
The laboratory explores both host and pathogen genetics as its approach to understanding the host-pathogen interface and uses a wide variety of genetic, cellular and biochemical methods to investigate these questions. Projects in the Kapadia lab currently focus on bacterial lipoprotein biosynthesis and transport, immune-mediated bacterial clearance in the lung and better understanding the mechanisms of bacterial escape from immune and antibiotic clearance.

Who You Are

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in Microbiology or Immunology, with experience in genetic engineering of bacterial/viral genomes and elucidation of host-pathogen interactions. Hands-on experience with in vivo bacterial infection models a benefit.  A productive track record and at least one first-author publication in a reputable top-tier journal are required. Other key qualities of a successful candidate are a relenting enthusiasm to collaborate and learn new biology fields and technologies, a rigorous scientific aptitude focused on data-driven decision-making, strong multitasking skills and strong communication and organization skills.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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