Associate Scientist / Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

South San Francisco, California
Mar 01, 2021
Mar 31, 2021
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:

Associate Scientist, Analytical Chemistry


We are seeking an experienced Analytical Chemistry Scientist to support drug discovery and development in Small Molecule Discovery Chemistry at Genentech. This person will join Analytical Research, a high-energy team that is responsible for all aspects of small molecule analysis including LCMS, GCMS, NMR, and high throughput physical property screening. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in lab automation, integrating and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation, developing automated methods, summarizing and interpreting data, interacting with researchers to help support their projects, and presenting findings at meetings. This individual will also be expected to carry out novel research that directly impacts our drug discovery efforts, regularly publish in peer reviewed journals, and present their work at conferences.

Who You Are

  • Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry with at least 2 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry or a M.S. degree in Chemistry with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Candidates must have a strong theoretical knowledge of analytical chemistry and hands on experience in chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometry (LCMS), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Strong preference for candidates with multiple years of prior pharmaceutical lab experience in LCMS and NMR.
  • The successful candidate will have excellent instrumentation skills (operation, troubleshooting and repair), computer programming skills, chemical modeling skills, communication skills (verbal and written), interpersonal skills, and problem-solving 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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