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Senior Scientific Researcher

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The laboratory of Andrey Shaw at Genentech has an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Associate to study signal transduction in immune and transformed cancer cells. This ideal candidate will have strong biochemistry skills and/or have strong skills in state of the art imaging methods including multi-photon microscopy, TIRF, FRET, FLIM, super-resolution microscopy methods. Experience with animal handling and minor surgical procedures would also be desirable.


In hiring new employees, we look for people who are inspired by our mission and who will fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

  • Applicants should have a MS or PhD degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or related science.

  • The position requires a minimum of 10 years of hands-on laboratory experience, preferably in biochemistry, microscopy and live-cell imaging.

  • Qualified candidates will have proven ability to design, execute, troubleshoot and interpret experiments independently.

Key skills include:

  • Experience with protein purification and characterization and biophysical methods.

  • Experience with live cell, organ slice and intravital imaging. 

  • Candidate should have experience handling small animals.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent documentation and organizational skills are essential.

  • The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, and possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills to facilitate cross-functional and cross-disciplinary interactions.

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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