Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Pharmaceutics

South San Francisco, CA
Mar 27, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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

Scientific Researcher, Small Molecule Pharmaceutics


We are seeking a highly motivated Scientific Researcher to support drug discovery in the Small Molecule Pharmaceutics group. This position spans responsibilities from early stage research (target identification) to late stage research (until GLP tox) in drug discovery stage. In discovery stage, the qualified candidate will provide formulation support for preclinical in-vivo studies including PK, PD, efficacy, and tox studies. The person will also conduct Preformulation and physico-chemical characterization to support lead optimization and selection.

Who You Are

The qualified candidate will have a Masters’ degree with 4 to 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 6 to 8 years of experience in the relevant field. Experience and knowledge in the interplay between molecular physicochemical properties and biopharmaceutics properties that impacts absorption processes, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics relationships with formulation is preferred. Additionally, experience in alternative drug delivery technology (such as i.v.,  inhalation, ocular, topical, etc.) is highly valued. The successful candidate will accomplish our mission through innovation and teamwork, creative problem- solving and through the use of state-of-the-art technology including HPLC, TGA, DSC, XRPD, and DVS. They should possess strong communication skills with excellent time management. The candidate needs to be self-driven working independently without much supervision and be able to interact with other departments effectively.

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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