Statistical Scientist/Data Scientist

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech seeks statisticians with training and interest in exploratory data analysis related to drug development in disease areas such as inflammation, ophthalmology, and neuroscience. You will define strategies and analyze data to generate impactful insights on our molecules and diseases to support drug research and development, advance science and enable personalized patient care. You will work with a variety of data types including genetics, imaging and digital health data arising from a wide range of clinical data sources. A successful candidate will work in interdisciplinary teams to develop project strategies, access relevant data sources, analyze data and ensure appropriate interpretation. Teamwork, effective communication and leadership skills are essential.

Job Description:

  • Serves as Biostatistics representative on clinical development teams, partners with cross-functional members and provides statistical and strategic input on clinical development plans
  • Looks beyond the statistical aspects, collaborating actively to promote rigor in the planning, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of clinical and nonclinical experiments to meet project objectives, including exploratory project activities related to personalized healthcare
  • Identifies the key scientific questions and pro-actively defines strategies concerning data needs and access, analysis, and interpretation in order to address scientific gaps and find opportunities to improve drug development
  • Collaborates and consults with biomarker and imaging scientists in support of clinical development projects and presentations/publications
  • Consults with and provides statistical training to key stakeholders
  • Contributes to the biostatistics/scientific community by partnering with senior staff, mentoring junior colleagues, and participating in internal/external initiatives
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review, conference attendance and professional activities


  • MSc or PhD in statistics/biostatistics or similar qualification in a quantitative data science discipline
  • Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics and machine learning
  • Proficiency with statistical software such as R
  • Excellent data visualization skills
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects
  • Basic understanding of biology and experience with different biomarker technologies
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, including good statistical consulting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to present complex results in a clear and concise manner that is accessible to a diverse audience of quantitative, experimental, clinical and biomarker scientists
  • Prior experience in clinical drug development is preferred
  • Good knowledge of English in a business environment


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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