Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational Biology and Biomarker Development

South San Francisco, California
February 19 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

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:

[Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational Biology and Biomarker Development]


Genentech seeks a highly motivated scientist to pursue post-doctoral research interpreting genomic, transcriptomic, and other molecular data as they relate patients’ clinic outcomes, in order to contribute to our understanding of the fundamental factors governing response or resistance to targeted- and immuno-cancer therapies.  Ideally, the post-doctoral fellow will generate hypotheses from data analytics and validate the hypotheses with cell or animal models in the laboratory, to provide novel mechanistic insights and/or to formulate a rationale for future clinical studies. 

This “reverse translational” project is a collaboration between Richard Bourgon in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, and Yibing Yan in Oncology Biomarker Development.

Who You Are

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or computer science, with experiences in applied molecular biology research. Alternatively, candidates may have a Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology, immunology, oncology or related field and have picked up computational skills in the course of their research; in this case, candidates should have a publication record that demonstrates the extent of their computational skills.  In both cases, candidates must have a record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by lead-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Candidates should also have strong communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively with both bench scientists and data scientists.

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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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