Scientist, Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Department, Genentech Research

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

We have an opening for a talented Scientist in the Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology Department on our South San Francisco campus. This Scientist will be expected to:

  • Provide in vitro pharmacology support to small molecule drug discovery teams in such areas as: enzyme kinetics, receptor binding, drug-target binding kinetics, mechanisms of action, cell line/primary cell biology, and/or target validation
  • Design, develop and implement biochemical and/or cellular assays for high throughput screening, lead optimization and characterization, and/or pharmacodynamics biomarker assays
  • Identify and implement cutting-edge biochemical and/or cellular assay platforms and data workflows to enable innovative drug discovery
  • Collaborate with scientists from medicinal chemistry, protein science, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic areas to advance small molecule therapeutics to the clinic

Who You Are

You have:

  • A Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular/cellular pharmacology or a related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral experience, and a documented interest in small molecule drug discovery
  • Experience in enzymology and/or cell biology; experience designing and developing biochemical and/or cellular assays in various formats
  • Familiarity or expertise with automation and liquid handling, and familiarity with the overall practice of small molecule lead finding/lead optimization
  • Excellent time management, organizational and communication skills
  • Rigorous, quantitative methods, persistence, and ability to work in teams
  • Passion for scientific discovery, problem solving, conquering technical challenges and uncovering scientific truths


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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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