Process Development Lead, Genomics-Bioinformatics (PCV)

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

This position is part of the Pharma Technical-Personalized Cancer Vaccine (PT-PCV) team responsible for the process development, manufacture and supply of personalized cancer vaccines (PCVs) in collaboration with our global partners. PCV is an RNA-based cancer vaccine targeting neoantigens manufactured on a per-patient basis.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated team member to contribute to the ongoing effort to operationalize the genomics and bioinformatics aspects of personalized cancer vaccine manufacturing. You will initially act as a key participant in defining strategic options to enable genomics and bioinformatics operations at production scale.  As one of our project leads, you may represent the PCV team at cross-functional team meetings. The successful candidate is expected to effectively lead project teams, manage ongoing clinical manufacturing, development and implementation of future process improvements. Effectively communicating to and developing collaborative relationships with key stakeholders will be an essential part of the role.  Once a strategic framework for future manufacturing is in place, you will play a critical role in implementation to enable commercial personalized cancer vaccine manufacturing.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide the strategic and operational support needed for genomics and bioinformatics functions within Genentech’s Personalized Cancer Vaccine program. 
  • You will play a critical role in enabling a new manufacturing paradigm for Roche/Genentech that includes next-generation sequencing and advanced bioinformatics techniques to deliver individualized immunotherapeutics to patients. 
  • You will be expected to provide guidance and feedback on PCV development programs to internal and joint management teams.  Ensure alignment of genomics/bioinformatics milestones with those of the broader team. Serve as the single point of contact to key stakeholders to execute on jointly defined deliverables, from project kick-off to method implementation.  

The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D in a Life Science or equivalent / MBA with MS in a Life Science or equivalent 
  • 5-7 years’ experience in diagnostics, sequencing  or bioinformatics analysis with emphasis on oncology 
  • Understanding of oncology drug development process is preferred 
  • Strong understanding of IVD technologies and IVD development process is a plus 
  • Previous experience and strong understanding of sequencing-based technologies and applications. 
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong project management and organizational skills in order to manage multiple projects and meet assigned deliverables 
  • Strategic agility and ability to adapt to the evolving personalized healthcare environment 
  • Ability to work well on teams and keep relevant stakeholders informed regarding status of programs 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams 
  • Comfortable working in a flexible, fast-paced team environment 
  • Business travel up to 20-30% is anticipated for this role

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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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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