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Senior Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Drug Discovery (Medicinal Chemistry)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented medicinal chemist to join our Small-Molecule Discovery Chemistry Department at Genentech in South San Francisco.  The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and synthesizing analogs for molecular targets during the lead identification and optimization stages as part of a drug discovery team.
Qualifications:  
Applicants must have > 7 years industry experience in industrial medicinal chemistry research post BS/MS degrees.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate expertise in structure and property guided design, including ability to simultaneously optimize multiple parameters. Solid knowledge in modern synthetic organic chemistry is required.  Ability to independently drive areas of research will be expected.   Applicants should convey strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in teams.
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Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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