Senior Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Drug Discovery (Medicinal Chemistry)

94080, South San Francisco
Jun 16, 2020
Aug 15, 2020
Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical
Job Type
Full time

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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:

Senior Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Drug Discovery
(Medicinal Chemistry)


We have an exciting opportunity for a talented medicinal chemist to join our Small-Molecule Discovery Chemistry Department at Genentech in South San Francisco.  The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and synthesizing analogs for molecular targets during the lead identification and optimization stages as part of a drug discovery team.

Who You Are

  • Applicants must have > 7 years industry experience in industrial medicinal chemistry research post BS/MS degrees. 
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate expertise in structure and property guided design, including ability to simultaneously optimize multiple parameters. 
  • Solid knowledge in modern synthetic organic chemistry is required.
  • Ability to independently drive areas of research will be expected.
  • Applicants should convey strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in teams.

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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