Senior Scientific Researcher, Immunology Discovery, Genentech Research

South San Francisco, California
October 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Senior Scientific Researcher,

Immunology Discovery, Genentech Research


Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives

People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.

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

Senior Scientific Researcher, Immunology Discovery, Genentech Research


For 40 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life-threatening diseases. We’re also passionate about our people and know they are our most important asset. For our employees, we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and we offer highly competitive benefits that help them manage the many demands on their time

We are looking to hire a bright, highly motivated and independent Senior Scientific researcher  to join the lab of Dr. Heinrich Jasper within the Immunology Discovery Group.

We have an opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic and independent researcher to join the Immunology Discovery department as a Senior Scientific Researcher, to study inflammatory signaling in homeostasis, aging, and disease. The successful candidate will participate in the discovery and interrogation of novel pathways and processes involved in a wide range of age-related inflammatory and degenerative diseases, and that influence tissue regeneration in homeostatic conditions. Leveraging our in vivo, in vitro and ex vivo model systems, she or he will have the opportunity to discover and characterize novel biology with the goal of developing innovative therapies.

Who You Are

Qualified candidates will hold a doctoral degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, or Biochemistry and have a track record of success as illustrated by a strong publication record, authorship on patents, or other tangible success metrics. Candidates must have experience with in vivo models in addition to technical expertise in genetic, histological, molecular, and cellular biology techniques. Experience in lung and intestinal biology, macrophage and stem cell biology, as well as expertise in bioinformatics is preferred. Experience with Drosophila as a model system is a plus.

Finally, to be successful as a Senior Scientific Researcher, the candidate should not only have excellent communication and teamwork skills, but also have an inquisitive mindset with strong problem-solving skills.

Relevant publications:
Neves et al. (2016). Science, 353(6294): aaf3646
Deng et al. (2015). Nature, 528:212-7.
Guo et al.(2014). Cell 156:109-22.

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.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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