Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Position

Genentech’s Early Clinical Development (ECD) department is seeking an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher reporting to the Head of AU. The ECD AI group works broadly across Genentech working in early development (large and small molecule discovery) formulation and clinical trial operations and analysis. . The role will require cross-functional interactions with Clinical science. The AI Researcher will work on the Enigma project, which uses reinforcement learning for small molecule design and optimization.

AI Researcher will develop and implement novel mathematical and algorithmic techniques for deep learning applications. These can be widely applicable or highly project specific. The main focus for this positions research direction in quantifying and developing methods for effective reinforcement learning and action space design. The output will be new tooling, algorithms and novel publications which are effective in a prospective manner.


  • Lead key AI pilots to ensure successful completion and develop plans to integrate capabilities into the normal early discovery process
  • Research into the construction of reinforcement learning methods in chemistry

  • Develop new and novel models using existing molecular property data and integration of multiple sub networks in RL.

  • Provide mathematical support and guidance to other AI team members and stakeholders

  • Possess in-depth knowledge pure mathematics and statistics, and act as partner to organizations outside the AI organization. .


  • Phd or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience (3+ years) developing machine learning algorithms for clinical domain, including the development and construction of metrics for machine learning

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to lead cross functional multi-disciplinary teams

  • Able to work in teams and collaborate with others to solve the most challenging business problems

  • Tensorflow, PyTorch. Python

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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