Sr. Scientific Reseacher, Microbiome

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 03, 2019
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:

Sr. Scientific Researcher

The Infectious Diseases Department is seeking an exceptional Senior Scientific Researcher (SSR) to join our efforts in understanding the interaction between the microbiota and the human mucosa.  This is a laboratory-based position that requires hands on experience working in any of the following areas: microbial genetics, epithelial biology and mucosal immunology.  This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys working in the laboratory and converting key scientific observations and insights into drug discovery programs and who thrives in a team environment. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and highly motivated team in microbiome sciences committed to discover novel therapies in diverse therapeutic areas, including infectious diseases, oncology, immunology and neuroscience. 

Who You Are
We are seeking self-driven and highly motivated candidates with passion for drug discovery.  A PhD in host-microbe biology, microbiology, immunology or related field with post-doctoral research experience is required.  Qualified candidates will have a deep knowledge and hands on expertise in microbial biology and/or mucosal immunity, and a strong publication record. Key desired technical skills include bacterial genetic manipulations, cell culture and molecular biology techniques.  Candidates are expected to independently plan and execute experiments, interpret results and proactively solve problems. Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.

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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