Scientist/ Sr. Scientist, T Cell/NK Cell Signaling

94080, South San Francisco
June 16 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:

Scientist/ Senior Scientist, T Cell/NK Cell Signaling


Genentech is seeking an outstanding scientist to lead a research group in T cell and NK cell biology with the ultimate goal of translating basic biology into transformative therapies through synthetic immunity.  The candidate will lead an independent research group whose mission will be to define mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity and immunosuppression, and develop approaches to boost the endogenous immune response to cancer.  Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in deciphering co-stimulatory or activation signals in the context of T cell or NK cell activation.  The successful candidate will set strategic objectives for their research group based on the overall goals of research oncology and publish impactful papers on their research.

Genentech provides an exceptional research environment comprised of internationally recognized leaders in immunology and cancer immunology as well as state of the art core facilities with cutting edge technologies and computational resources to support all research activities. We provide a highly collaborative community and as such you will have the opportunity to interact closely with clinical development teams and other scientists in the areas of biomarkers, human genetics, bioinformatics, and other research discovery departments, including Immunology, Molecular Oncology, and Neuroscience.

Who You Are

As a strong candidate, you will have:

  • PhD and/or MD with at least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral research experience in immunology, oncology, or cancer immunotherapy
  • Consistent record of cutting-edge research and be an emerging leader in one or more of the specific areas listed above
  • Established scientific accomplishment as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals and presentations at top scientific conferences.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential as is the ability to lead a laboratory group and oversee research programs across cross-functional research teams.
  • A strong desire to contribute to our mission of translating basic science and drug development expertise into meaningful, long-lasting benefit for patients

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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