Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biological Technologies - Analytical Development & Quality Control

94080, South San Francisco
September 07 2018
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biological Technologies - Analytical Development & Quality Control


A postdoctoral position is available in the Biological Technologies group within Analytical Development and Quality Control of Genentech.

The successful applicant will investigate how IgG Fc glycan heterogeneity is modulated during the cell culture process and alters Fc effector function. The candidate will be involved in antibody construct and expression and purification of antibodies with different glycosylation status in collaboration with Cell Culture, Purification and Protein/Antibody Engineering groups. In addition, the candidate will characterize antibodies using various biological, biochemical and biophysical methods and collaborate with colleagues in Protein Analytical Chemistry group to characterize glycan structure of antibodies and determine the molecular structure & dynamics of antibody binding to Fc gamma receptors and Fc effector function.

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Who You Are

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, immunology or related discipline. A strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in recombinant protein expression and purification, protein engineering, affinity measurement (SPR, BLI, ITC, etc), analytical and biophysical methods (HPLC, mass spectrometry, etc), fluorescence microscopy and cell-based assays are desirable. Candidates should have a first-author paper published or accepted in a peer-reviewed journal. Experience in structural biology, glycochemistry/glycobiology and/or single-molecule fluorescence spectrometry is a plus. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and detailed-oriented and able to troubleshoot effectively and work independently. The candidate must have strong collaborative, communication and organizational skills.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

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