Scientific Manager, Cell Engineering Lab, Genentech Research

South San Francisco, California
January 19 2018
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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:

Scientific Manager, Cell Engineering Lab, Genentech Research


We are seeking a Scientific Manager in the Department of Molecular Biology to develop and oversee a newly founded Cell Engineering Lab. She/he is expected to manage a broadly-functional team that will facilitate the design, execution, and validation of cell line engineering projects initiated by researchers across Genentech -- with the ultimate goal of generating more effective in vitro/ex vivo disease models and contexts for functional genomic screening. In addition to developing and optimizing methods for immortalized cell, primary cell, and organoid growth or manipulation, the Cell Engineering Lab will work closely with Genentech’s world-class cell line validation team ( to establish a centralized resource of modified cell lines. The candidate is expected to work creatively and independently within an extremely dynamic, collaborative research environment.

Who You Are

A highly-motivated candidate with a PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, or a related discipline. Qualified individuals will have direct managerial experience and a skill set demonstrating successful application of molecular genetics/genome engineering either in cell-based systems or model organisms. Furthermore, candidates should have substantial, documented experience with some or all of the following: DNA nucleases, 2D and 3D cell culture, RNA interference, reporter gene assays, primary and/or stem cell models, molecular cloning, RNA/DNA/protein quantification, epigenetics, and viral vector development/use. Working knowledge of Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS), biostatistics, and/or basic bioinformatics is desirable. The successful candidate will be organized, a pro-active collaborator, and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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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