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Principal Scientific Researcher, Ophthalmology Neuroscience

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

Job Description:

The Department of Neuroscience seeks a highly motivated, productive and talented Principal Scientific Researcher to perform discovery research in the area of neuroprotection for ocular diseases. The successful candidate will implement a variety of molecular and cellular techniques to elucidate pathogenic mechanisms and identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention. This is a hands-on laboratory position with abundant opportunity for collaboration with other researchers in a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Technical as well as intellectual contributions to the team are expected.

Who You Are:

Applicants should have a relevant PhD with education and experience in retinal and/or neurodegenerative diseases, as well as a basic understanding of stem cell biology. Postdoctoral experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will have expertise in a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques, including primary or stem cell culture, functional assay development, fluorescent microscopy, CRISPR/Cas, scRNA seq and AAV technologies. Though not required, experience with in vivo pre-clinical models is a plus. Track record of completing challenging problems independently and creatively, exemplified by publication of research in high-quality scientific journals is required.

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Therefore, we are seeking an individual who is hard working, self-motivated with a keen sense of logic, and possesses a proactive attitude and strong desire to discover novel biology and potential new drugs. Efficient time management, excellent organizational and communication skills, flexibility and passion for high-quality science are also essential.

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Keywords: Genentech, South San Francisco , Principal Scientific Researcher, Ophthalmology Neuroscience, Other , South San Francisco, California

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