Associate Scientist/ Scientist, Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry

94080, South San Francisco
Sep 26, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Applied
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:

Associate Scientist/ Scientist, Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry


We are seeking outstanding candidates to join our world class Research and Early Development organization as an analytical development chemist within the Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry department. Responsibilities include characterization of small molecule candidates, method development and qualification, supporting process scale-up and formulation development, release and stability testing of API and drug products. The candidate will also serve as the analytical representative to CMC Project teams.

The successful candidate will develop chiral and achiral HPLC methods, conduct assays, document studies in notebooks, summarize and interpret the data, troubleshoot instrument and method problems, present findings at team meetings and contribute to IND/NDA filings.

You will accomplish our mission through innovation and teamwork, creative problem-solving, and use of state-of-the-art technology including HPLC, LC-MS, capillary electrophoresis, UPLC, HSGC, MS (SQ, IT, TOF), IC, KF, DSC/TGA, FTIR, UV, and dissolution.

Who You Are

  • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry preferred). Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus.
  • Candidates must have good theoretical knowledge of analytical chemistry.
  • Experience on chromatography (HPLC, GC, data handling), mass spectrometry, spectroscopy and/or other analytical techniques.
  • Knowledge of current FDA regulations/guidance and strong background in organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, QC and drug development process are desirable.
  • Candidates should have good problem solving, written and oral communication skills.

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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