Associate Scientist/Scientist, Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology (Biologics)

South San Francisco, California
March 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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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:

Associate Scientist/Scientist, Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology (Biologics)


We have an opening for a talented Associate Scientist/Scientist to join the Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Department within Genentech’s Research and Early Development (gRED) organization.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, optimizing and executing biochemical and cell based functional assays to identify and advance lead biologics in the Immunology, Inflammation, Cancer Immunology and Neuroscience therapeutic areas. More specifically, functioning as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams, consisting of representatives from Antibody Engineering, Protein Chemistry, Therapeutic Areas and Translational Research groups, the individual will be expected to conceive and conduct studies to interrogate the pharmacological properties, mechanism of action and immunogenicity of large molecule drug candidates. In addition, the candidate will have opportunities to develop physiologically relevant in vitro and ex vivo systems to study systems immunology.

Who You Are

  • A Ph.D. in a biology related discipline. A Ph.D. in immunology is preferred.
  • At least 4 years (< 4 years for Associate Scientist) post-doctoral research experiences in academia, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry with evidence of relevant high-profile publications. 
  • Research experience/expertise in innate/adaptive immunity or immunology related disease therapeutic areas such as autoimmunity or cancer immunotherapy is preferred.
  • Direct experience/proficiency in handling primary immune cells is desired.
  • Basic understanding in human genetics, transcriptome profiling or computational biology is a plus.
  • Familiarity with automation and high-throughput assay would be advantageous.


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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