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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Genentech/University of Washington

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

We are seeking a highly talented and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to be co-mentored by Drs. Ingrid Wertz in the Departments of Discovery Oncology and Early Discovery Biochemistry at Genentech and Prof. Rachel Klevit in the Departments of Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Chemistry at the University of Washington. The research will be conducted at Genentech and will focus on identifying and structurally characterizing endogenous substrates of wild-type and mutant BRCA1 and BARD1 tumor suppressor proteins. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing experiments and reagents to identify the binding partners, substrates, and cellular transcriptional networks regulated by wild-type and mutant BRCA1 and BARD1, and to structurally characterize the substrates.


Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. with practical experience in molecular biology, protein purification, and structural biology along with a solid understanding of enzymology. Training or experience in the area of cell biology is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success as evidenced by relevant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding communication skills, the ability to operate within multidisciplinary environments, creativity, and a high degree of intellectual independence. Attention to detail and enthusiasm for science are a must.

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