Providing Postdocs With a Quality Experience
Your Postdoctoral journey will be accompanied by tremendous support at Genentech. As one of our strongest assets, Genentech's rewarding four-year Postdoctoral Program offers you the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research at a highly visible company that provides the rich resources you are seeking. Here, you'll thrive through daily collaborations with world-class scientists both at the company and beyond Genentech's walls.
You'll work in either Research or Development Sciences, pairing up with Genentech's scientists to conduct research of the highest quality. By joining us on your postdoctoral path, you can become a part of one of the world's foremost postdoctoral programs and emerge as a critical contributor to our mission to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines that treat people with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.
- An unrivaled opportunity to put yourself at the forefront of science, working with some of the world's most well-known and prolific scientists.
- A nurturing environment - one that will enable you to develop into an independent scientific investigator.
- The opportunity to pursue important scientific questions and watch your ideas move from the laboratory into development, then out into the clinic.
The Genentech postdoctoral program is designed to create a vibrant and supportive environment for rigorous scientific training, resulting in research of the highest possible quality. Genentech benefits greatly in turn by gaining new ideas, techniques and cutting-edge capabilities.
A guiding tenet for postdoctoral research is timely publication in prestigious journals, after filing patent applications where appropriate. Postdocs are actively encouraged to present their research at internal and external meetings, and mentors are expected to nurture skills that will enable postdocs to become independent scientific investigators.
Postdoctoral program activities include:
- Annual Offsite Meeting
Attended by research directors and science VPs, the scientific program includes a keynote speaker from outside of Genentech and postdocs present their work.
- Onsite Postdoctoral Meetings
Held twice monthly, two postdocs present their latest research at each meeting.
- Postdoc Seminar Series
As part of an annual seminar series, postdocs invite and host 10 to 12 speakers of their choosing.
- Annual Offsite Meeting
To apply, consult the postdoctoral job postings and follow the given instructions. Your materials will automatically be sent to the appropriate parties.
Select candidates will be invited to visit Genentech. There they will present a seminar on their research and meet with an interview team consisting of scientists, postdocs, and the director of the relevant research department.
Salary & Benefits
Postdocs come to Genentech after completing their doctorate or with several years of postdoctoral experience. Postdoctoral tenure at Genentech is for up to four years.
Postdoc salaries will increase each year at Genentech based on satisfactory performance. Postdoc starting salaries are as follows:
Year Annual Salary 1 $65,000 2 $67,000 3 $69,000 4 $71,000
In addition to salary, postdocs are also eligible for GenenChecks, cash bonuses awarded to a team or an individual when an extraordinary milestone is reached.
Consistently recognized as one of the top companies to work for in the United States, Genentech offers employees one of the most comprehensive benefits programs in the industry.
Postdocs are eligible for the following benefits:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance
- 12 Paid Holidays
- Vacation Time (3 Weeks)
At Genentech, we also offer programs and services that reflect our unique workplace and encourage you to celebrate the company culture, support the community, continue your education, and achieve personal goals.