Staff Scientist (Equivalent to Full Professor), Discovery Oncology

94080, South San Francisco
October 07 2020
Life Sciences, Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

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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:

Staff Scientist (Equivalent to Professor),
Discovery Oncology 


The Department of Discovery Oncology is inviting applications for a Principal / Staff Scientist position (rank equivalent to full professor in academia). We are seeking an exceptional, highly motivated and creative scientist to lead innovative research efforts focused on cancer biology. The successful candidate will head a research group with the mission to identify novel approaches/targets for the treatment of human cancers. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in cancer biology spanning cancer signaling and genomics to an understanding of tumor heterogeneity and plasticity and its impact on therapeutic response and relapse (drug resistance).  A consistent track record of publications in top tier journals is required together with strong communication and management skills. The position will involve close collaboration with other research labs in research oncology including Molecular Oncology, Translational Oncology, and Cancer Immunotherapy as well as investigators in areas such as bioinformatics, proteomics, imaging, and small molecule and large molecule drug discovery. As a senior member of the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor junior colleagues as well as lab members in rigorous research, smart decision making and career development. He/she will be expected to publish their research in high quality journals and participate in the scientific leadership of Molecular Oncology.

Our Mission

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 illnesses. With its history of innovation and a science-driven culture, Genentech has discovered transformative therapies for cancer, inflammatory, ocular and other serious disorders. In oncology, our vision is to transform cancer patients’ lives by leveraging breakthrough scientific insights and state-of-the-art technologies to develop innovative therapies that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefit to patients. Genentech provides an exceptional research environment comprised of internationally recognized scientific leaders as well as state-of-the-art facilities that provide cutting edge technologies and computational resources to support all research activities.

Who You Are

A PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and a track record of sustained, significant independent scientific contributions in areas relevant to the Department’s mission. In general, this would require at least 10 years of leading a research laboratory with demonstrated academic achievement, as evidenced by publications in high impact journals. Evidence of scientific leadership and mentoring also is required, through leadership activities in scientific societies, academic institutions and training of students and postdoctoral fellows. The candidates should have strong communication skills and genuine interest in translating basic research insights into impactful therapeutics.

Who We Are
Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and
life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society.  We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work. 

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