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Research Associate II
Ref No.: 18-04511
Location: South San Francisco, California
Research Associate II
South San Francisco, CA

  • The Department of Cancer Immunotherapy at Genentech Research is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join a group of investigators in identifying and evaluating Client therapies in the field of cancer immunotherapy.
  • The candidate will explore Client mechanisms of action, therapeutic strategies, and elucidate new discoveries in the fields of immunology and cancer research.
  • The successful candidate will work closely with discovery colleagues to advance research stage programs into early clinical development, providing both scientific and technical expertise.

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing Client medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services, and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

  • You must have demonstrated expertise with cellular and biochemical assays, including immune and epithelial cell isolation from tissues, cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry, and cellular immunology (e.g. immune cell stimulation and functional assays).
  • Candidates with experience in innate immunity (e.g. culture and treatment of macrophages, dendritic cells) and protein chemistry (e.g. immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation) are preferred.
  • A working knowledge of molecular genetics & gene editing (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9) is highly valued.
  • It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, can present research at intra- and inter-departmental meetings, and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Qualified candidates should be adept at independently designing, executing and interpreting experiments.
  • Applicants should have at least a MS degree in immunology, oncology, biology or related field.
  • PhD strongly preferred.
  • The position requires a minimum of 4 years of hands-on relevant experience in molecular biology, immunology or immune-oncology with a track record of success as evidenced by a strong publication record, and/or evidence of sustained contributions in the biopharmaceutical industry.