Sr Scientific Researcher, Infectious Diseases

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

The Position

The Infectious Diseases department at Genentech based in South San Francisco, CA, is seeking a talented Senior Scientific Researcher to execute projects aimed at discovering novel therapeutics for infectious diseases with high unmet medical need. This is a laboratory-based position with responsibilities that include elucidation of the mechanisms of host-pathogen/microbiome interactions, discovery and validation of candidate targets, evaluation of antimicrobial compounds, and assay development. This position also involves active communication with other team members and building scientific knowledge to facilitate therapy development.  

Who You Are

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated candidate with extensive research experience and holding a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with the genetics, physiology, and pathogenesis of bacteria, and is familiar with biochemical, cellular and molecular biological techniques. In addition, experience working with antibiotic discovery or microbiome biology is welcome. This position involves handling of pathogenic bacteria.

The candidate must have a proven ability to independently design, perform, troubleshoot and interpret experiments. The candidate must have a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additional prerequisites include excellent writing and oral presentation skills, and the ability to work cooperatively within teams. Candidates with longer research experience in industry or academia will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience.

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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