Associate Scientist/Scientist - Bioinformatics, Neuroscience

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Genentech Bioinformatics and Computational Biology department seeks a highly motivated Scientist to study the molecular pathways that contribute to nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS and chronic pain. Applicant will work with existing interdisciplinary teams to develop an independent research program to pursue novel therapeutics and biomarkers for disease areas of focus in the Neuroscience department.


  • You have Postdoctoral training, or exceptional PhD experience, in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology or similar field, including familiarity and a strong desire to work in the field of Neuroscience. 

  • You have a strong scientific publication record.

  • You enjoy using creative and novel informatic approaches and datasets to bring new insights to biological problems, and then working closely with bench scientists to develop those ideas experimentally. You have basic expertise in molecular and cellular biology.

  • You have experience working with high dimensional data (e.g. single cell sequence assays, genotype or WGS data, proteomics data, etc.).

  • You have demonstrated competence in languages such as R or Python for bioinformatics analyses.

  • You are intensely curious about the biology of disease and eager to contribute to scientific efforts focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying disease etiology.

  • You are able to present complex results, both verbally and in writing, to computational and non-computational audiences.

  • You can work successfully as the bioinformatics lead in cross-functional teams that contribute to drug and biomarker development.


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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