Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computational Biology and Biomarker Development - Yan Lab

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech seeks a highly motivated scientist to pursue post-doctoral research interpreting genomic, transcriptomic, and other molecular data as they relate patients’ clinic outcomes, in order to contribute to our understanding of the fundamental factors governing response or resistance to targeted- and immuno-cancer therapies.  Ideally, the post-doctoral fellow will generate hypotheses from data analytics and validate the hypotheses with cell or animal models in the laboratory, to provide novel mechanistic insights and/or to formulate a rationale for future clinical studies. 

This “reverse translational” project is a collaboration between Richard Bourgon in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, and Yibing Yan in Oncology Biomarker Development.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or computer science, with experiences in applied molecular biology research. Alternatively, candidates may have a Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology, immunology, oncology or related field and have picked up computational skills in the course of their research; in this case, candidates should have a publication record that demonstrates the extent of their computational skills.  In both cases, candidates must have a record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by lead-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Candidates should also have strong communication skills and enjoy working collaboratively with both bench scientists and data scientists.

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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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