Scientific Researcher/Sr. Scientific Researcher

South San Francisco, California
June 19 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:

Scientific Researcher/Sr. Scientific Researcher


We are seeking a highly motivated Scientific Researcher/Senior Scientific Researcher at Genentech in the Department of Discovery Oncology, with a joint appointment in Early Discovery Biochemistry.  The Scientific Researcher/Senior Scientific Researcher will lead Biology studies for drug discovery projects focused on the Ubiquitin/Proteasome System and will spearhead related basic science research.  The successful candidate will be responsible for executing cellular, biochemical and molecular biology techniques including the development and implementation of protein interaction, enzymatic, and cell-based assays.  The position will involve close collaboration and study coordination with other Research labs including Translational Oncology, Biochemical Pharmacology, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Discovery Chemistry, Safety/Toxicology, and other core drug discovery groups.  This is an ideal position for a Scientific Researcher/Senior Scientific Researcher who is enthusiastic about leading projects, gaining drug discovery experience, and delving into the basic biology of the ubiquitin system.  As such the position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills, the desire to learn about and integrate multiple aspects of drug discovery, and a passion for basic science research.

Who You Are

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cell/Molecular Biology, or a related field with a minimum of 3 years of research experience working with cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques. Postdoctoral work is preferred but not required for exceptionally qualified graduate students.  Efficient time management and the ability to work on several projects simultaneously are essential.  Candidates are expected to independently plan and execute experiments, interpret results and proactively solve problems.  The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple research teams.  A strong track record of research productivity including a solid publication record is required.  Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.  Attention to detail and enthusiasm for integrating basic science learnings with drug discovery efforts are a must.  For more information on the lab of Ingrid Wertz, please visit  For more information about Research at Genentech please visit

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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