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Scientist/Sr. Scientist, BioAnalytical Sciences

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position


The Senior Scientist is a highly motivated senior-level scientist who leads the development, evaluation and implementation of state of the art quantitative bioanalytical methods to support biopharmaceuticals in the product development pipeline at Genentech.

The Senior Scientist leads the development of novel in vitro assay methods. These methods may be used to quantitate biotherapeutic levels, to detect and characterize any immune responses evoked by the therapeutic, or for biological characterization. This individual may lead a small group of Research Associates who are actively working in the laboratory to develop a range of quantitative bioanalytical methods in support of several biotherapeutics in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Scientist will endorse the use of best practices including adoption of standardized practices, automation systems when feasible, and statistically-based experimental design, in a compliant and safe working environment.

This individual guides the development of bioanalytical strategies along with timelines and resources to meet project goals. This individual is responsible for guiding Health Authority strategies & interactions, and for writing and reviewing sections in regulatory filings related to bioanalytical methods and characterization of biological activity. Additionally, this individual will represent the department on cross-functional project teams and may lead bioanalytical or pharmacology subteams.

This individual is expected to be a resource for a recognized area of technical expertise within the department, and may be involved with assessment and implementation of new bioanalytical technologies and methods. This individual may also be asked to lead technical teams or initiatives. The Senior Scientist also leads all aspects of a complex workgroup within ADT, which provides support for a range of biopharmaceuticals in a therapeutic area.


A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular biology, Cell Biology or a related field and extensive postdoctoral and industrial experience in bioanalytical aspects of biopharmaceutical development are required. A strong background in analytical chemistry, immunology, immunochemistry, biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology is also required, along with a track record of solving complex biological problems. This individual must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with an extensive track record of successfully leading small groups in developing bioanalytical methods for biopharmaceuticals.  Familiarity with regulatory agency interactions is essential.  This individual should have demonstrated the ability to think strategically, anticipate and identify key issues, facilitate problem solving and resolution. This individual should also have the ability to influence those who do not directly report to them through a combination of effective participation in, and leadership of teams.



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