Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational and Mathematical Modeling - Cancer Immunology - Genentech Research

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Biomedical research has become data intensive, shifting away from classical confirmatory hypotheses testing for a few clinical variables, to searching for underlying fundamental patterns governing biological phenomena and their dynamics in high dimensional variable and sample space. This has led to an increasing use of, and development of new, computational and mathematical modeling techniques within biomedicine.

We are seeking an independent and motivated researcher for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Cancer Immunotherapy. You will be working within our Computational and Mathematical Modeling group to study cancer phenotypes and the interaction with genetic and immune system variables. For example, you will participate in trying to deepen our understanding of the dynamics within tumor microenvironments supported by unique and growing collections of Omics data coupled with clinical data.

Your primary goals will be scientific discovery and publication (see, and the program is geared towards developing the career of future independent investigators.

Candidates for this position should have:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Computer Science or Bioinformatics with a proven track record in mathematical modeling.
  • Highly proficient in general in computational and programming languages, including a working knowledge of R and e.g Python. Experience with C++ would be an asset.
  • Experience with creating web-based data visualization and data analysis applications (e.g. R Shinys) is desirable.
  • Desirable having a previous experience working with biologists on life-science questions.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to take advantage of our highly collaborative environment.
  • A passion for innovation, and demonstrated initiative and track record in tackling new areas of research.


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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