Senior/Principal Scientific Researcher, Translational Oncology

South San Francisco
Jul 12, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

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

Senior/Principal Scientific Researcher, Translational Oncology


The Department of Translational Oncology in Genentech Research is seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientific Researcher/Principal Scientific Researcher to join a group of researchers evaluating novel immune based therapies for cancer. The successful candidate will work within project teams to advance research stage programs into early clinical development, and provide in-vivo efficacy and pharmacodynamic data essential to drive projects into clinical development.

Who You Are

Qualified candidates will possess the following skills and experience. The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.  

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in cell biology, immunology, oncology or related science
  • 3+ years hands-on relevant experience with murine models; at least 8 years of experience is required for the senior level
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design, execution and analysis of in vivo tumor models  
  • Proficiency in IP, IV, SC, and PO dosing, and blood and tissue collection
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team member  
  • Experience with oncology or immunology projects preferred
  • Proven ability to independently design, execute and interpret experiments
  • Track record of success as evidenced by publication record and/or evidence of sustained contributions in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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