Senior Scientist, Antibody Engineering

Employer
Genentech
Location
94080, South San Francisco
Salary
DOE
Posted
June 21 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Biotech
Job Type
Staff Scientist

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 Scientist, Antibody Engineering

Description
The Department of Antibody Engineering is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Scientist to lead a research group focused on the discovery and engineering of novel antibody drugs. The successful candidate will work with dynamic and highly motivated teams to drive the development of antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs. The candidate will lead his/her own research lab and collaborate across all therapeutic areas at Genentech. This position requires effective participation in multidisciplinary teams with members from Genentech Discovery Research, Developmental Sciences, and Pharma Technical Development.

Primary responsibilities will focus on two areas:

i.). Develop cutting-edge platforms for the discovery and engineering of multi-specific and/or functional antibodies with new activities.

ii.) Serve as molecule or project team leader to direct therapeutic antibody lead selection, optimization, and engineering for internal antibody drug discovery programs and advance of lead molecules into the clinic.

The individual should leverage skills in protein engineering, structural biology, biochemistry, or computational biology to design creative and innovative solutions to address challenges in therapeutic antibody development. Exceptionally strong leadership and communications skills are essential for the position as the individual is expected to lead an independent research group and collaborate across the organization to discover and advance next generation therapeutics.

Who You Are
Ph.D. in a biological science plus post doc experience, including at least 4 years of recent structural biology, protein engineering, and/or antibody engineering in academia, biotechnology and/or pharma.
Strong background in structure-based protein analysis and/or engineering. Experience with computational protein engineering is a plus.
Experience with antibodies is preferred, but not required.
Solid record of accomplishments and publications as evidence of scientific knowledge.
Excellent communication and leadership skills with a deep commitment to working as part of teams.

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. 

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

At Genentech, we share salary ranges with applicants during the recruiting process, if requested. Third party salary estimates may not be accurate or up-to-date.
 

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