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Senior Scientific Researcher, Early Discovery Biochemistry

South San Francisco, California


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The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced peptide chemist to fill a Senior Scientific Researcher (SSR) position in the Peptide Synthesis Lab, Department of Early Discovery Biochemistry. The position is primarily focused on synthesis and purification of peptide reagents to support various research projects, as well as to drive technology development projects. Additional responsibilities include advising the teams on different peptide-related matters, interfacing with outside vendors, keeping good lab records and actively participating in team meetings. The successful candidate is expected to work independently, deliver within timelines and develop close interactions with other engaged scientists from different areas.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will have proven abilities to work both within a team and independently in a fast-paced environment and will possess the following skills and experience:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry with a minimum of 2 years of experience with peptide synthesis in an industrial environment

  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experiences with solid- and solution-phase synthetic techniques including native chemical ligation and microwave-assisted peptide synthesis

  • Strong skills with analytical instrumentation and chromatographic methods

  • Efficient time management and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • A record of success in synthesis of complex peptides such as macrocyclic, cysteine-knotted and ubiquitinylated peptides

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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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