Anatomic Pathologist/Senior Scientist, Research Pathology
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 7, 2021
We are seeking an experienced anatomic pathologist to join the
Genentech Research Pathology Department for a Senior Scientist /
Principal Scientist position (rank equivalent to assistant /
associate / full professor in academia). The successful candidate
will primarily support research scientists who discover and develop
drugs for the treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, fibrotic,
and/or retinal disorders. The successful candidate will be familiar
with, if not expert in, molecular, cellular, and systems biology,
and pathogenic mechanisms of human disease. He/she/they will have
an interest in providing pathology support for drug discovery and
biomarker discovery programs, and an appreciation for the need for
potential flexibility in contributing support to programs in one or
more discovery areas as needs arise. All Genentech Pathologists
support work performed in both preclinical animal models and human
tissue specimens. As such, experience in translational research,
comparative pathology, and animal models of disease is highly
The Department of Research Pathology provides pathology
expertise and tissue-based analysis to support basic scientific
discoveries, development of drug targets, and biomarkers using both
human tissues and animal models in support of drug development
throughout the pipeline. Pathologists use their scientific and
medical/veterinary backgrounds to integrate data from sources
throughout the company into a coherent analysis of human disease
and animal / organoid disease models. The pathologists'
collaborative support of Genentech scientists includes
histopathology interpretive expertise informed by traditional
diagnostic categories, as well as by detailed and expert
understanding of molecular and cellular biology. These activities
are enabled by the pathology core (P-core) labs that include
necropsy, clinical pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry
/ in situ hybridization, a human tissue biorepository, advanced
light microscopy, electron microscopy, digital pathology, and
translational tissue technologies.
The department has strong ties with academic and clinical groups
both in the US and abroad. Publication in peer-reviewed journals is
expected as a component of Pathologist career path development at
Genentech. This is made possible by abundant opportunities for
scholarly activity associated with pathology support
responsibilities, and/or any research resources that may be
allocated to the individual.
You have a DVM, MD, DO or its foreign equivalent, appropriate
Board Certification(s) in Pathology, or Board Eligibility, and
scholarly productivity in a relevant field of biomedical
A Ph.D. degree in a related field, in addition to the DVM, MD,
DO or equivalent degree, is desirable, but not required. We seek
candidates who can interpret traditional diagnostic categories in
the context of a detailed and current understanding of molecular,
cellular, and systems biology.
You have experience working with animal models and the use of
comparative pathology to support drug development.
You have an interest in adapting and utilizing emerging
technologies in pathology.
You are able to handle several projects at any given time and
can distill complex issues and clearly articulate solutions.
You are self-motivated and you will drive to create innovative
solutions to solve complex problems in a team environment.
You have the ability to work successfully in cross-functional
teams that contribute to basic scientific discoveries, development
of drug targets and biomarkers.
You have excellent scientific communication skills: verbally and
in writing; in informal 1-1 settings, team meetings, and formal
seminars. Effective communication is essential and includes
presentations at cross-functional teams, internal review
committees, and external conferences, and will also involve writing
reports and scientific publication.
You have demonstrated learning agility, adaptability,
collaborative skills, strong influencing skills and delivering
results through teamwork.
- You have a strong desire to contribute to our mission of
translating basic science and expertise into meaningful,
long-lasting benefit for patients.
Keywords: Genentech, South San Francisco , Anatomic Pathologist/Senior Scientist, Research Pathology, Other , South San Francisco, California
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