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Senior Scientific Researcher - OMNI Biomarker Development Group

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

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.

The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientific Researcher to join the OMNI Biomarker group within Development Sciences. Our group is responsible for developing and implementing biomarkers for programs in Ophthalmology. The successful candidate will join our team and work to identify and profile biomarkers in preclinical models and implement diagnostic and pharmacodynamic assays in clinical trials of novel therapeutics.


Discover and evaluate biomarkers in different cell systems and in preclinical models

Develop and optimize biomarker assays

Implement biomarker assays in clinical trials

Evaluate new technologies to support clinical biomarker assay development

Who You Are


BSc. MSc. With >6-9 years of related work experience in biotech or an academic research environment Proactive and independent researcher

Substantial experience in immunoassays, biochemistry, and cell biology techniques

Strong technical skills in whole blood, cell based assays and tissue processing

Experience in developing and implementing clinical biomarker assays a plus

Able to learn new methodologies quickly and efficiently and to work in different disease areas

Able to design, execute, and troubleshoot experiments independently

Able to analyze and interpret results including analysis of large datasets using MS Excel, Spotfire, R and other statistical tools

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Skillful at interpreting and clearly communicating results

Ophthalmology experience a plus.



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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