Assistant Scientific Researcher / Scientific Researcher, Necropsy

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The primary responsibility of this position is to support necropsy activities for Pathologist-approved projects within gRED. This includes:

  • Recording scientific observations during gross examinations
  • Excising tissue samples including microdissection
  • Collecting fluids for analysis
  • Administration of compounds required for designated procedures
  • Performing perfusion techniques
  • Freezing tissues
  • Gross photography
  • Quality control of work and entering data in the department database
  • Ordering / stocking supplies and performing general maintenance duties in the necropsy laboratories
  • Performing daily safety inspections of the laboratories

Essential Job Duties:

  • In vivo handling and necropsy experience.
  • Manual dexterity for dissection techniques.
  • Visual acuity to see small details during specimen examinations.
  • Adherence to established policies, procedures and safety requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, management and clients.


BS degree in animal sciences or similar field with a minimum of 1-2 years recent experience performing the procedures described above is required. AALAS certification is desired.  Proven technical skills, strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are required. Must be able to lift at least 10 lbs.  Work hours are commensurate with business needs.


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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