Associate Scientist, Oncology Biomarker Development

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Department of Oncology Biomarker Development (OBD) is seeking a highly motivated and independent laboratory based Associate Scientist to contribute to the discovery and development of prognostic, predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers in support of Genentech's extensive oncology portfolio.


  • Responsible for translational research to enable the development of biomarkers and assays for use in the clinical development of our candidate medicines. 
  • Experimental strategies will include the application of state of the art molecular and genomic technologies to analyze clinical samples.
  • Specific responsibilities will include processing and analyzing clinical trial samples, data analysis and presentation, and contributing to experimental design and planning.


  • Successful candidates will have a PhD degree and at least 6 years of hands-on laboratory research experience.
  • You will have an intimate knowledge of, and extensive hands-on experience with, relevant molecular (e.g. PCR, DNA manipulation) and cell biology techniques (e.g. primary and derivative cell culture and transfection).
  • Preferred candidates will have quantitative analytic skills to apply large scale genomic data sets in clinic studies
  • Preferred candidates will have experience in oncology, cancer signaling pathways, development of biomarker assays, and their implementation in clinical trials.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team with scientists and associates from multiple laboratories, disciplines and departments.
  • A proven track record, including authorship of and / or contributions to, publications in top tier journals is required.


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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