Scientist/Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunology

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech is inviting applications for a Scientist or Senior scientist position (ranks equivalent to assistant or associate professor in academia) in the Department of Cancer Immunology (CI). Genentech believes that a commitment to scientific discovery is essential to our mission of drug discovery. Our scientists understand that cancer is a complex problem involving factors intrinsic to the tumor that drive its formation, together with tumor-extrinsic mechanisms — notably the vasculature and the immune system — that enable tumor survival. We understand the importance of attacking both types of mechanisms in a coordinated fashion. Building off of our early successes in the clinic with immunotherapy, we have built a dedicated effort to understand how a patient’s immune response can be activated to achieve durable benefit and potentially cure, extending our understanding of cancer immunology to pursue new and innovative targets. 

We are seeking an outstanding individual to lead research efforts in areas of immunology that are key to understanding cancer immunity, including T cell and NK cell biology, as well the myeloid and fibroblastic components of the tumor microenvironment and stroma.  Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in molecular or synthetic immunology and whose research interests are relevant to the problem of T cell development, NK cell function, the generation of antigen-specific memory, mechanisms of immunosuppression, and next generation adoptive cell therapies.

Who You Are

  • PhD, MD, DVM, or MD/DVM-PhD with at least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral research experience in immunology
  • Demonstrated accomplishments, as evidenced by first or senior authored publications in top-tier journals
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential as is the ability to lead a laboratory group and oversee research programs across cross-functional research teams.


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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