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Engineer II
Ref No.: 20-04374
Location: South San Francisco, California
Join a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  The world's leading biotech company with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline. Join a team of highly dedicated, passionate individuals who take pride in a culture of openness, integrity and creativity.
Job Title: Materials Science Engineer
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Duration: 12months (likely to extend or convert to perm possible)
Job Description:
This is a contractor position in the Material Science group within Pharma Technical
Innovation at Roche (PTIR). PTIR is a multidisciplinary group whose mission is to
control raw material variability through fundamental scientific understanding of our
materials and creation/adoption of new tools.
This position will include interactions across the Roche/Genentech Network in the areas
of material sciences, data analytics and manufacturing process understanding. The core
team is composed of Scientists and Engineers in a highly dynamic environment with
interactions across a variety of projects (clinical & commercial) and core functions
(development, manufacturing, quality, & procurement).
The ideal candidate should have strong engineering principles and a great motivation to
work with new tools, and deliver solutions using technical knowledge and data analysis.
The candidate should have a passion for curiosity, excitement to explore and learn new
fields, and the drive to be a champion in providing manufacturing and engineering
solutions. Other skills include strong problem solving and the ability to work both
independently and collaboratively within teams. The candidate should be highly
motivated and have good interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.
Candidates with full working knowledge and experience in materials science / raw
materials are highly preferred, but not required.
BS/MS in chemical, biochemical, bioengineering, material sciences, mechanical
engineering or related fields, including life sciences. Projects will be assigned based on
the level of experience, thus entry level and candidates with advanced studies will be
● Use scientific and engineering principles to the area of raw materials to define
relevant material attributes, specifications, and controls
● Lead and/or participate in global initiatives and cross-functional project teams
related to raw materials
● Work collaboratively with PTIR and other core functions to accomplish assigned
● Adhere to all applicable compliance and safety requirements, cGMPs, SOPs, and
other manufacturing documents