Scientific Researcher / Senior Scientific Researcher - Small Molecule Process Chemistry

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Genentech, a leader in bio-pharmaceutical sciences, is seeking a highly motivated and talented researcher with a proven track record of laboratory achievements to join our growing Department of Small Molecule Process Chemistry. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Discover, develop and demonstrate process chemistry at the laboratory and kilo lab scale for timely delivery of early and mid-phase small molecule development candidates in accordance with cGMP, ICH and FDA/EMA regulations
  • Control the bulk quality attributes of the API conducive to successful development and formulation requirements
  • Interact with cross functional team members and CMO partners
  • Interpret and document results via batch records and milestone development reports
  • Keep current with developments in the field through peer-reviewed journals and other media, and maintain a scientific profile both internally and externally

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements. The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate:

  • BS with 3+ years of relevant experience or MS in chemistry. Candidate with MS in organic chemistry is highly preferred.
  • Must have record of innovation and success in multiple projects over the course of their industrial career to be considered for the more senior level
  • A publication record is desirable, but candidates without peer-reviewed publications will also be considered for the Scientific Researcher level. Candidates with a proven record of scientific publication may be considered for the Sr. Scientific Researcher level.
  • Strong working knowledge of the latest developments in contemporary process chemistry including chemo- and/or bio-catalysis/asymmetric transformations, organometallic chemistry as well as experience in heterocyclic chemistry.
  • Demonstrated experience at the kilogram delivery scale and route optimization is strongly preferred, but candidates of exceptional promise without this experience will also be considered.
  • The ability to take initiative, solve problems independently, work in teams and communicate clearly, both orally and written, are essential skills for this position.


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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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