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Research Associate / Assistant

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

Within the Purification department this team member will develop, characterize, validate and implement recombinant protein and novel therapeutic purification processes from laboratory to manufacturing scale. This individual will interact with engineers and scientists within the Pharma Technical Development organization as well as collaborate with members from Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory.   

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate should have experience in the area of recombinant protein purification. 

  • Practical and theoretical experience in the area of chromatography, centrifugation, ultrafiltration, and/or normal flow filtration is required. 

  • The candidate should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced laboratory environment and possess the capability to execute experiments and laboratory maintenance with moderate or minimal guidance.

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions 

  • Effective communication skills

  •  Effective organizational, communication, and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail.  

  • Strong team player, with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and ability to operate in a flexible and dynamic environment


  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or equivalent

  • Minimum of 2-4 years experience in the healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical industry with BS, or 0-2 years experience with MS

  • Programming experience is desirable, but not required. 

  • Experience leveraging high-throughput robotics and/or mechanistic modeling as a part of process development is desirable. 

  • Experience coaching, mentoring, and developing others is desirable, but not required




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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