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Associate Scientist - Cell Therapy Assay Development

Company name
Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Biotech, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Apr 10,2019

Valid Through
Jul 24,2019

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We are seeking a passionate and talented individual with an in-depth understanding and experience in T cell biology and immunology, who can contribute to the fast-moving and agile cell therapy project. This position will be developing various assays (e.g., cell-based assays, FACS, binding assays, PCR based assays) to support release and characterization as well as process development of cell therapy products in the interdisciplinary team setting. Expectations also include summarizing/presenting data, writing reports and test procedures, and making routine updates on an electronic lab notebook (ELN).


The right candidate will be an experienced researcher with a track record of scientific accomplishments. The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

PhD in the Biological Sciences such as biochemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, cell biology or a related discipline.

3 years of relevant experience in industry or academia with a focus on cell therapy and/or immuno-oncology. T cell biology and immunology background strongly preferred.

Extensive cell-based assay/potency assay experience.

PBMC or any T cell based assay experience is preferred.

Multicolor flow cytometry experience is preferred.

Demonstrated experience in molecular biology (e.g. PCR, qPCR).

Strong scientific understanding and logical thinking.

Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present data, write reports and document test procedures.

Agile mindset and comfortable in a fast-moving team environment.

Key words: cell therapy, T cell biology, assay development, cell-based assay/bioassay, immunology, immuno-oncology



Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page

Company info

Genentech, Inc.
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Company Profile
Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years. At Genentech, we use human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, we are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

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