Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech Research

South San Francisco, California
March 15 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

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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:

Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech Research



We are seeking a talented Scientist/Senior Scientist to focus on antibody engineering in the Genentech Research and Development (gRED) Department of Antibody Engineering, where we discover and engineer life-changing antibody drugs through pioneering science and technology.

The successful candidate will work with dynamic and highly motivated teams to drive the development of antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs. The candidate will lead his/her own research lab and collaborate across all therapeutic areas at Genentech.  This position requires effective participation in multidisciplinary teams with members from Genentech Discovery Research, Developmental Sciences, and Pharma Technical Development.

Primary responsibilities will include therapeutic antibody lead selection, optimization, format development, and engineering to support our internal antibody drug discovery programs and the advancement of lead molecules into the clinic. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the research and development of new and cutting-edge antibody engineering technologies to enable first-in-class and best-in class antibody therapeutics. This role will require creativity and forward-thinking approaches to develop technologies for Genentech’s future in antibody engineering by establishing a strong group and by establishing productive collaborations across the organization.

Exceptionally strong leadership and communications skills are essential for the position, as this hire is expected to serve as a molecule or project team leader for various pipeline projects. Preferred individuals will embody the deep understanding of the challenges with the therapeutic areas, and passion for technology innovation to transform previously deemed “undruggable targets” to therapeutics.


Who You Are

  • Ph.D. in a biological science plus postdoc experience, including at least 4 years of recent protein engineering and/or antibody engineering in academia, biotechnology and/or pharma.
  • Solid record of accomplishments and publications as evidence of scientific knowledge.
  • Deep commitment to working as part of teams.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and passion for innovating protein engineering technology and identification of new formats for drug discovery


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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