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Technical Development Scientist / Associate Scientist

Company: Genentech
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Process Virology team in Purification Development within US Pharm Technical Development (PTDU). The candidate will play a critical role in developing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for cell line characterization, in-process testing and viral safety evaluation of CHO cells used in biotechnology production, a project in close collaboration with both clinical and commercial Quality Control (QC) groups.

Extensive hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge are required

in molecular biology analytical methods such as PCR or NGS based methods. Creative thinking, scientific rigor, experience in method development are essential. The selected individual is expected to work independently as well as in a team setting to design and execute experiments and strategies.

Main responsibilities

  • Development of virus detection methods such as NGS with similar or better assay performance than compendial methods

  • Design, execute, and analyze experiments, and present results to cross-functional teams

  • Author technical reports in support of method development activities

  • Work collaboratively with the appropriate functions in PTD and virus detection SMEs in the Roche network.

Who you are

  • Bachelor (5 year relevant experience), Master (3 year relevant experience), or PhD degree in microbiology/Virology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or a related discipline with industrial or clinical NGS experience.

  • Candidates must have a strong background in more than one of the following areas: microbiology/virology, bioinformatics, molecular biology such as molecular biological methods such as NGS.

  • Knowledge and experience in bioinformatics and NGS data analysis.

  • Strong interest in laboratory work.

  • Demonstrated trouble-shooting capabilities and problem-solving skills, and hands-on work in the lab.

  • High flexibility and strong work ethic.

  • A 'can-do' attitude, with the ability to deal with ambiguity, manage complex situations and to "think out of the box" and challenge the status quo

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and manage priorities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present scientific results clearly and concisely

  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment;

  • Customer-focused, motivated, detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills

Keywords: Genentech, South San Francisco , Technical Development Scientist / Associate Scientist, Other , South San Francisco, California

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