Posted Mar 20

Senior Director, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Genentech Research

South San Francisco, CA 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:

Senior Director, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Genentech Research


Genentech has an outstanding opportunity available for a motivated and highly accomplished scientist to lead our Bioinformatics and Computational Biology department. This impactful role is responsible for creating, managing and coordinating with therapeutic area and core function stakeholders our computational strategy in support of our entire research effort and drug development pipeline. The position leads a diverse group of over 100 internal and external staff, and promotes computational efforts by managing projects across multiple departments in Research and Clinical Development.

At Genentech, patients are at the forefront of everything we do. We are a leader in the development and application of computational methods to research problems in drug discovery and development, and we have extensive resources for computational support and data analysis. This position offers the rewarding opportunity to do work that directly impacts patients, and to work in an environment that fosters a culture of scientific investigation and publication.

Who You Are

Qualified candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, or related field
  • Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in computational biology and bioinformatics demonstrating success and contribution to the field
  • Extensive experience with large scale scientific software projects and open source software
  • Well developed research plans with a robust scientific track record to include software and/or algorithm development that is aligned with scientific objectives and consistent with current best practices
  • Strong record of developing and publishing computational analyses with a focus on human disease
  • Successful track record of leading teams or groups in computational efforts
  • Proven ability to hire, coach and develop world class talent
  • Excellent leadership capabilities with demonstrated skill in building, guiding and motivating effective teams and fostering productive research collaborations
  • Outstanding communication and partnering skills

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

No matter who you are or what role you play, you’ll help change the face of medicine and make a real difference in the lives of people facing the most challenging medical conditions. Plus, you’ll thrive in our one-of-a-kind culture, where diversity is celebrated, employees are valued for their contributions and we all serve as advocates for change who continually find ways to do things better.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply" button below.

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses.

Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran

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