Scientist, Immunoassay Development, Protein Therapeutics

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

In the BioAnalytical Sciences (BAS) Department at Genentech, we are a world-class bioanalytical center of excellence for novel strategies, technologies, and methods that enable the development of life-changing medicines. We do this by fostering an innovative and collaborative environment that values and recognizes diversity of contributions. The BAS-ADT department is seeking a highly motivated creative Scientist to develop bioanalytical methods and strategies to support biopharmaceuticals in the Genentech Cancer Immunotherapy pipeline.

Responsibilities for this position include development and implementation of assay strategies, managing timelines and resources to meet project goals.  Working with Scientific Researchers, this individual develops, characterizes, and qualifies in vitro assay methods to quantify biotherapeutic levels in various species and biological matrices, to detect and characterize immune responses evoked by the biotherapeutic, to measure biomarkers, and to conduct biological characterization in support of regulatory filings, and to work with contract researches organizations to transfer and validate assays.  This may involve manual laboratory work, the use of automation systems and use of various assay platforms, including ELISA, Quanterix, Ella, Gyros, Singulex and Luminex.  Responsibilities may also include supervision of one or more Research Associates. The individual will work independently and in collaboration with colleagues within BAS and across various functional areas, to develop, optimize and qualify analytical methods in support of both in vitro and in vivo nonclinical and clinical studies. He/she will provide analytical support to programs from early development through clinical studies and regulatory filings. The successful candidate is also expected to conduct and publish novel research related to the job responsibilities.

Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

Who you are

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture.

A Ph.D. in Immunology, Biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline with at least two years of relevant postgraduate experience is required.  Experience in an industrial setting is preferred, and knowledge of oncology and cancer immunotherapy is helpful. The individual should an have in-depth understanding and hands-on experience in developing quantitative analyte and anti-drug antibody assays for protein therapeutics in particular utilizing immunoassay methodologies, along with a proven track record of publications solving complex bioanalytical problems.  The work will require the application of immunoassays as well as state-of-the-art assay technologies such as  Quanterix, Ella, Singulex, Gyros and Luminex and other biochemical approaches.  Expertise with standard text, graphic, and presentation software is required, and familiarity with database/data archival software systems is helpful.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

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Who We Are

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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