Scientist, Oncology Biomarker Development

South San Francisco, California

Job ID: 3401395249

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The Position

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We seek a highly motivated Scientist to lead biomarker development efforts in support of Genentech’s Late Stage Oncology Biomarker pipeline within Development Sciences. Substantial expertise in oncology, cancer cell signaling pathways, including the MAPK and PI3K pathways, cancer immunotherapy and translational research is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with methodologies and platforms used for analyzing high-content NGS data. The incumbent will be responsible for designing, implementing and leading the biomarker strategy for Genentech’s Late Stage Oncology products. The successful candidate is expected to work seamlessly as part of a multifunctional team, have excellent oral and written communication skills, participate and contribute to team meetings, publish in high quality scientific, technical or medical journals, present at internal and external meetings.

Scope of position:
The Scientist will report to a Senior Scientist of OBD Late Stage within the Development Sciences Division of Genentech Research and Early Development. The individual will be responsible for the oversight of biomarker programs of late stage molecules.

Primary responsibilities are as follows:
  • Provide exceptional scientific leadership to peers in OBD and assigned project teams
  • Drive and execute on biomarker strategies for one or more projects
  • Participate and thrive in an interactive, team oriented culture
  • Participate in or lead disease focused translational biomarker programs 

Who You Are

  • PhD, MD or PhD/MD degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g. pathology, immunology, molecular biology, cancer genetics, cancer biology, molecular oncology, signaling) 
  • Ability to work with large, multi-omic data sets with, preferably, computational skills with statistical software packages such as R 
  • Minimum of 3 years postdoctoral basic or translational research experience in either academic and/or in an industry setting
  • Demonstrated record of cutting edge research as evidenced by first or senior authored publications in top tier journals 
  • Be able to distill complex issues and clearly articulate solutions 
  • Ability to collaborate, lead, influence and motivate others 
  • Ability to demonstrate effectiveness and growth in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills 
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Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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