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Senior Scientific Researcher, Neuroscience

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

We seek a highly motivated, productive and creative Senior Scientific Researcher to join our endeavor in basic neuroscience research and pursuit of innovative treatments for CNS diseases. The individual will use a variety of molecular, cellular, genetic, and pharmacological techniques to investigate mechanisms of neurodegeneration/repair and identify therapeutic targets. He/she will be expected to independently design, execute and analyze experiments, as well as frequently interact and communicate with other groups as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team. This is a hands-on laboratory position with abundant opportunity for collaboration with other researchers in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.


  • PhD with a strong research background in molecular and cellular biology and/or biochemistry

  • Postdoctoral experience is a plus

  • Expertise in a wide range of molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques for understanding and manipulating biological pathways.

  • Critical thinking and passion for scientific discovery

  • Track record of completing challenging technical problems independently and creatively, exemplified by publication of research in high-quality scientific journals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with primary rodent and iPSC human neural cell cultures and complex in vitro models, including the ability to manipulate gene expression and perform confocal microscopy

  • Proficiency with single-cell profiling, CRISPR, and analysis of NGS

  • Experience with clinical samples

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. We are seeking an individual who is self-motivated, collaborative, hardworking, and possesses a proactive attitude and a strong desire to discover novel biology and potential new drugs. Efficient time management, excellent organizational and communication skills, and passion for high-quality, translational science are essential.


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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