Senior Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

We are seeking a Senior Scientific Researcher in the Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry (SMAC) Group to support the technical development of investigational new medicines. The candidate will partner with colleagues in process chemistry and formulation development to advance early-phase drug candidates. (S)he will be responsible for developing appropriate analytical characterization methods and performing quality control testing of a wide range of new molecular entities (small molecules, peptides, and other modalities). The candidate will be expected to develop and validate analytical methods, perform routine sample analysis and troubleshooting of instrument and method problems, contribute to regulatory filing documents, evaluate new analytical technology and participate in departmental initiatives, and contribute to original research and peer-reviewed publications.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree and strong background in Chemistry or closely-related fields (pharmaceutical sciences, (bio)chemical engineering, biochemistry/chemical biology), with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry
  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of modern analytical instrumentations including but not limited to: HPLC, MS, GC, IR, Raman, NMR, wet chemistry, solid-state characterization (TGA, DSC, XRPD, PSD), dissolution
  • Substantial experience in method development and validation; in-depth knowledge of the roles and interactions of analytical chemistry and CMC in early phase drug development
  • Scientific curiosity; critical thinking and problem solving skills, a strong record of research, publications, and conference presentations
  • Flexibility to adapt to changes; ability to take initiatives, prioritize, focus and deliver
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written); capability to work independently and with team
  • Prior experience working in a regulated environment (GLP / GMP / QC) is desirable.

Candidates with less industry experience may be considered at the Scientific Researcher level.

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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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