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Microbiome Senior Scientific Researcher, Computational (Cancer Immunology)

South San Francisco, California


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The Position

The microbiome is a growing area of interest in many areas but especially oncology. The Cancer Immunology department is seeking a talented and highly motivated computational biologist to conduct microbiome analysis on our clinical and pre-clinical datasets. The successful candidate will use computational approaches as part of an integrated multi-omics team to investigate the microbiome and microbiome-host interactions, with the goal of identifying and monitoring changes in biomarkers relevant to disease or the identification of novel therapeutic targets. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology group at Genentech.

Who You Are:

  • You have a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, microbiology or related field.

  • You have experience working with human microbiome datasets and evaluating and implementing metagenomics computational tools (e.g., Kraken, MetaPhlan) as evidenced by publication(s) in the field.

  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • You are fluent writing code in R and Python. Experience with Shiny is a plus. 

  • You are comfortable with modern Linux and HPC environments; R/RStudio for data analysis, visualization, and statistics; and version control tools such as GitHub/Bitbucket. 

  • You can work successfully in cross-functional teams to collaboratively solve complex problems.

  • You are passionate about applying your analytical skills to understand the disease heterogeneity and pathobiology.

What to Expect from Us:

  • A highly collaborative and dynamic research environment where we aim to grow and translate our understanding of the microbiome into biomarkers and therapies with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with cancer.

  • Access to clinical data sets and samples. 

  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies and pioneering research.

  • Participation in seminar series featuring academic and industry scientists. 

  • Campus- like lifestyle with a healthy work-life balance.

  • Mentored opportunities to further develop professional skills. 

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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.

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