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Bioinformatics Scientist, Immunology

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

The Immunology Bioinformatics group is seeking a highly motivated computational Scientist to engage in therapeutic and biomarker discovery efforts within our airway disease and fibrosis programs. The successful applicant will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of research scientists to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and cirrhosis. The ability to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists, drive an independent research program, and publish scientific/methodological papers on a regular basis are important components of this position.


  • Postdoctoral training or exceptional PhD experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, or a similar field.

  • Strong scientific publication record.

  • Excellent communication and data presentation skills, including the ability to present complex scientific results to a diverse audience.

  • Ability to work successfully as the bioinformatics lead in an interdisciplinary team.

  • Intense curiosity about the biology of disease and an eagerness to contribute to scientific efforts focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying disease etiology.

  • Relevant biological knowledge in immunology, airway biology, wound repair, and/or fibrotic processes.

  • Deep understanding of computational techniques for analyzing high-throughput genomic and transcriptomic datasets and an interest in applying novel approaches to explore and integrate such data (whole exome sequencing, single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, etc).

  • Demonstrated competence in a programming language such as R or python, experience with version control systems, and familiarity with high-performance computing environments.





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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