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Sr. Scientific Researcher, Immunoassay Development

Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Assay, Development, Immunology, Research, Senior Scientist,

Job Description

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives
People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.

The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:

Sr. Scientific Researcher, Immunoassay Development

The Assay Development and Technology (ADT) department within BioAnalytical Sciences (BAS) evaluates, develops, and implements state-of-the-art bioanalytical technologies, methods and strategies to enable the development and commercialization of Genentech bio-therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Our expertise enables the characterization of the pharmacokinetic, immunogenic and in vitro biological activities of our bio-therapeutics, and quantification of biomarkers during drug development and throughout the product life cycle.

The BAS-ADT department is seeking a highly motivated individual who can participate in the characterization of biopharmaceuticals in our cancer immunotherapy development pipeline at Genentech. This individual will develop, optimize, and implement immunoassays to measure pharmacokinetic/immunogenicity/biomarker assays and generate in vitro characterization data in support of pre-clinical and clinical studies. Knowledge and experience in clinical biomarker assays and cell-based assays are an advantage. This will involve manual laboratory work, the use of automated systems and various assay platforms, and participation in compliance and safety-related activities. The individual is expected to contribute to departmental activities, laboratory upkeep and maintenance, and they may also be expected to help train colleagues.

The successful candidate will be proactive, and will work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of autonomy to design experiments, interpret data and troubleshoot technical problems, write and review technical reports, and present and interpret data at cross-functional project team meetings. This individual is expected to become a resource for a recognized area of technical expertise within the department, may also be expected to mentor more junior Scientific Researchers, to lead the investigation and assessment of new technologies, and/or represent BAS on cross-functional teams, as well as lead cross-functional technical teams.


Who You Are
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

•   Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline
•   Minimum five years’ hands-on laboratory experience in developing bioanalytical methods, especially quantitative immunoassays (e.g. ELISA)
•   Familiarity with biochemistry, cellular and molecular biological methods with a track record of solving complex bioanalytical problems
•   Experience with state-of-the-art technologies for single-plex and multiplex immunoassays is preferred
•   Practical knowledge and understanding of standard laboratory procedures and computerized data handling
•   Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, multitasking and organizational skills
•   Ability to work autonomously as well as within a group, handle multiple projects, and demonstrate initiative, creativity, and tangible productivity.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits
No matter who you are or what role you play, you’ll help change the face of medicine and make a real difference in the lives of people facing the most challenging medical conditions. Plus, you’ll thrive in our one-of-a-kind culture, where diversity is celebrated, employees are valued for their contributions and we all serve as advocates for change who continually find ways to do things better.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the Apply button below.

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses.

Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran