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Senior/ Principal Scientific Researcher, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Bioanalytics

South San Francisco, California


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The Position

The Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) department at Genentech is seeking a highly motivated Senior/Principal Scientific Researcher to join the Bioanalytical (BA) function. The DMPK-BA function is primarily responsible for overseeing regulated bioanalytical activities conducted at contract research laboratories (CROs), and ensuring overall compliance with GLP/GCP regulations to support the preclinical and clinical development of Genentech’s small molecule programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: technical monitoring during bioanalytical method development, validation, and sample analysis; overseeing method transfer between CROs; reviewing validation reports and experimental documentation; and archiving relevant study documents. The individuals in this function also conduct CRO evaluation and selection, review CRO SOPs, determine additional bioanalytical requirements if needed, and perform regular site visits and inspection. Internally, the individuals are responsible for developing highly sensitive and specific bioanalytical methods for quantitative analysis of new chemical entities, metabolites, and biomarkers in a variety of biological matrices, reproducing CRO-developed methods, and performing non-regulated quantitative bioanalysis. The individuals serve as bioanalytical representatives on interdisciplinary project teams. In addition, the individuals may supervise and train junior staff to successfully perform all the above-mentioned responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, as well as in a team setting.

  • In-depth bioanalytical knowledge and extensive experience with modern analytical instrument platforms, particularly with LC-MS/MS.

  • Hands-on experience in developing and validating LC-MS bioanalytical methods using various techniques (SLE, LLE, SPE, and PP)

  • Ability to manage multiple studies simultaneously and be able to assist in troubleshooting when instrument or assay problems arise.

  • Good understanding of GLP/GCP regulations

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Prior working experience at or with CROs is preferred.

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