Posted Mar 20

Bioinformatics Scientist / Associate Scientist - Translational Oncology

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:

Bioinformatics Scientist / Associate Scientist - Translational Oncology


Genentech seeks a talented and highly motivated candidate for a computational biology position in translational oncology research. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to pair world-class science with real human impact.

At Genentech we understand that cancer is complex, and we consider research as the foundation of innovative drug development. Our goal is to put patients first, and to translate our findings into advanced medicine. To understand the disease, explore the mechanisms of action of our drugs, and find new targets, we study in vitro and in vivo model systems, apply high-throughput technologies including next-generation sequencing, and incorporate public large-scale datasets.

We are looking for a new member in our team with outstanding computational skills, experience with the analysis of large-scale data, and an understanding of cancer biology. A successful candidate will pursue creative solutions to complex problems via the analysis and interpretation of a variety of data. The candidate will collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams of computational and molecular scientists. Regular publication of scientific and methodological results is highly encouraged. Besides technical expertise, we are looking for someone who is passionate about applying their skills to advance our understanding and treatment of cancer, and who is able to effectively present complex results to scientists from different domains.

Who You Are

  • You have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or similar field with a strong record of high-throughput data analysis (e.g. WES, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq).
  • You are comfortable writing code in high-level programming languages such as R, MATLAB, Python or Perl for complex data analysis
  • You have a solid understanding of the relevant concepts in cancer biology (cancer immunology is a plus)
  • You are curious about the biology of the disease and enjoy working closely with bench scientists and bioinformatics teams to collaboratively solve complex biological problems
  • You have exceptionally strong communication, data presentation and visualization skills
  • You are creative and passionate about applying your skills to help patients

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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