Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech Research

94080, South San Francisco
Sep 05, 2018
Engineering, Science/R&D
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

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:

Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Antibody Engineering, Genentech Research


We are seeking a talented Scientist/Senior Scientist to focus on antibody/protein engineering in the Genentech Research and Development (gRED) Department of Antibody Engineering.

The successful candidate will work with dynamic and highly motivated teams to drive the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics for unmet medical needs.  The candidate will lead his/her own research lab and collaborate with diverse therapeutic areas, including cancer immunology, oncology, immunology and neuroscience. This position requires effective participation in multidisciplinary teams with members from Genentech Discovery Research, Developmental Sciences, and Pharma Technical Development.  Primary responsibilities will include therapeutic antibody lead selection, optimization, format development, and engineering to support our internal antibody drug discovery programs and the advancement of lead molecules into the clinic.

The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the research and development of new and cutting-edge antibody discovery technologies to enable first-in-class and best-in-class antibody therapeutics.  This role will require creativity and forward-thinking approaches to develop technologies for Genentech’s future in antibody engineering by establishing a strong group by establishing productive collaborations across the organization.

Exceptionally strong leadership and communications skills are essential for the position, as this hire is expected to serve as a molecule or project team leader for various pipeline projects. Preferred individuals will embody passion for antibody and protein engineering through rational design and molecular evolution approaches.

For more information on Genentech’s gRED antibody engineering department, please see our Scientist profiles for Yan Wu and Paul Carter


Who You Are

The qualified individual will possess a Ph.D. in a biological science with at least 4 years of relevant experience in academia, biotechnology and/or pharma and possess a solid record of accomplishments and publications in a relevant scientific discipline.

The position requires a strong interest in protein engineering, structural biology, or biochemistry, drug discovery and development, as well as a deep commitment to working as part of teams to deliver breakthrough medicines.

Past experience in targeted or tissue-specific delivery is also valuable.


A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

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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