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Senior/Principal Scientist-Pathologist, Safety Assessment

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

We are seeking a Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist with drug development experience to join the Genentech Safety Assessment Department. Our Safety Assessment Mission is to advance the portfolio by generating high quality non-clinical safety data with well-considered ethical use of animals, utilizing emerging predictive and scientific methodologies, and collaborating with strategic partners.  In our collaborative team environment the successful candidate will provide expert pathology support, veterinary and scientific leadership, and play an active role in the process of drug development from early-stage research through marketed products. As project team members, our pathologists participate in the design, implementation, and data analysis of both investigative and regulatory nonclinical toxicology studies, driving comprehensive, highly integrated safety profiling of Genentech drug candidates and translational safety risk assessment. Responsibilities include active cross-functional collaboration, interdisciplinary project team participation and leadership,  representing Genentech in interactions with Regulatory authorities, functional  area mentorship, and participation in cross-industry consortia and professional society initiatives.


  • Extensive practical and theoretical expertise in understanding the pathological  basis of disease and drug development practices. 
  • Demonstrated capabilities in collaboration, scientific guidance and communication with non-DVM Scientists  and laboratory staff.
  • Evidence of scientific productivity and critical thinking skills with application to drug development.
  • Willingness to advance applications of digital pathology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • DVM or equivalent, Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP).
  • PhD or equivalent preferred but significant investigative and industry experience in pathology, toxicology, or a related discipline will also be considered.



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.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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