Senior Scientific Researcher

94080, South San Francisco
July 31 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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:

Senior Scientific Researcher


We are seeking a highly skilled Chemical Biologist to join a lab within the Early Discovery Biochemistry Department. The successful candidate will be engaged in a wide range of research projects in protein and peptide (bio)chemistry to explore and develop new drug modalities to advance our drug discovery pipeline. The position offers a unique opportunity to combine both, applied as well as basic research and is highly suited for candidates that have a strong interest in both of these aspects. Candidates with experiences in synthetic chemistry coupled with research interests in protein structure-function studies, with a particular emphasis on therapeutic target validation are highly encouraged to apply. Projects will involve collaborative interactions in a multidisciplinary group and across diverse areas ranging from oncology to infectious disease. The position requires critical thinking, flexibility, multitasking, and the ability to learn new techniques.

Who You Are

  • PhD in chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry or related field with a strong publication record in relevant journals.
  • Five or more years of technical experience in the field of chemical biology focusing on protein/peptide chemistry.
  • Candidates with prior experience in combinatorial chemistry and macrocycles are preferred.
  • The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, work independently in a collaborative team-oriented setting and to have a strong ability to tackle interdisciplinary problems as well as strong communication skills.


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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