Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Early Discovery Biochemistry, Hannoush Lab
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow -
Early Discovery Biochemistry, Hannoush Lab
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Department of Early Discovery Biochemistry at Genentech. The postdoctoral candidate will investigate protein – protein interactions and develop peptide probes for modulating targets of therapeutic interest by utilizing biochemical, biophysical and structural biology approaches. The group utilizes a multidisciplinary molecular approach for peptide discovery and target validation, encompassing diversity methods such as phage display. Projects will focus on molecular understanding of new targets and protein complexes that are important in cancer and stem cell biology and dissecting their biochemical mechanisms of regulation. The individual will work independently in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with experts in oncology and immunology to apply the pharmacological strategies to study cellular signaling pathways. Proficiency in X-ray crystallography and/or cryo-EM methods is strongly preferred.
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Who You Are
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or related discipline and a proven record of productivity in their graduate career as demonstrated by first-author publications.
Additional Recommended Qualifications:
- Strong experience in molecular biology
- Expertise in engineering, expressing and purifying challenging proteins
- Proficient in structural biology and / or cryo-EM
- Experience with directed evolution (yeast, phage, mRNA display, etc.) is preferred
- Experience with tissue culture, cell-based assays is a plus.
- Strong analytical, collaborative, communication and organizational 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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