Administrative Associate

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position


This position supports a Director/Senior Director in Safety Assessment (e.g., Toxicology, Pathology, and/or gRED Nonclinical Operations [gNO]), as well as immediate staff and functional areas. The position is responsible for timely, accurate and effective administrative support and interfaces with a number of diversified professionals, requiring tact and effective communication skills. This individual is expected to be proactive and creative in managing required activities associated with moderately difficult projects and is also expected to handle multiple priorities, requiring the ability to multi-task. The position coordinates activities with other administrative professionals supporting Safety Assessment as well as the Development Sciences division.


The responsibilities for Administrative Associate include but are not limited to:  

  • Maintain multiple complex calendars
  • Facilitate communications on behalf of the team ensuring key information is proved clearly, quickly and accurately at the appropriate time
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate onsite/offsite meetings and team building events
  • Coordinate travel and conference attendance
  • Process Invoices, payments, and expense reports using standard corporate applications
  • Makes productive contributions, identifies concerns, gaps or opportunities and offers relevant recommendations and suggestions
  • Works on moderately difficult assignments, requiring resolution of issues within defined parameters that require occasional deviation
  • Solve problems and make decisions within general parameters set by one’s managers
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion of sensitive/confidential information
  • Maintain standard Development tracking tools utilizing computer and software applications
  • Serve as a resource for the department staff and administrative teams
  • Provide back-up coverage for Administrative Professional team members
  • Strong customer focus and team participation
  • And other duties as assigned


  • BS/BA degree and/or High School Diploma and a 5-6 years of administrative experience or transferable administrative skills.
  • Thoroughly skilled in all administrative duties
  • Ability to handle routine and impromptu assignments with minimal supervision
  • Must be proficient in general computer applications including but not limited to email, calendar, word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications
  • Microsoft Office and Google suite experience highly preferred
  • Moderately skilled in written and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to establish contacts outside of one’s work group and functional organization and develop partnerships with others to improve efficiency
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player with a diverse group of people including senior staff and administrative colleagues within and outside of the department
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with ability to multi-task
  • Genentech and support of project teams and biotech industry experiences a plus

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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