Scientist Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology

94080, South San Francisco
Nov 07, 2018
Dec 07, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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:

Scientist Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology


We are seeking a talented Scientist to join the Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Department at Genentech. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and highly motivated team driving the characterization of large molecule drug candidates that are being developed in diverse therapeutic areas, including oncology, immunology, ocular diseases and neuroscience. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development, optimization and execution of new biochemical and cell-based assays to support our protein therapeutic discovery programs for the selection and advancement of lead molecules. This position requires working with multidisciplinary teams, including biology team members from Discovery Research, as well as with Antibody Engineering, Pharmacokinetics and Safety Assessment. The candidate is expected to contribute at the bench as well as at strategic levels. A strong candidate will be enthusiastic about supporting the operation of a dynamic laboratory, have great attention to detail and superior organizational skills. Working with automation and bioinformatics experts, the individual will be expected to implement robust and high throughput sample preparation as well as data analysis workflows. The candidate will have the opportunity to design and execute antibody screens, conduct detailed data analyses and present these to project teams and senior management.

Who You Are

The qualified individual will possess a Ph.D. in biochemistry or other biological science with at least 4 years of relevant post-graduate research experience in academia, biotechnology and/or
pharmaceutical industry. The position requires a deep knowledge of biochemistry, including enzymology. The candidate should have experience in biochemical assay development, optimization and troubleshooting. Familiarity with automated or semi-automated instrumentation, while not required, would be advantageous, as would familiarity with the multi-disciplinary activities of antibody lead profiling. A strong record of publications in a relevant scientific discipline. Excellent teamwork, communication, time management and organization 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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