Senior Research Associate (Cell Culture, Operations Lead)

Job Location: 
South San Francisco, California, United States, 94080
Job Description: 

Passionate About Science

We’re passionate and rigorous about our science. For more than 30 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life-threatening diseases.

The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:

Senior Research Associate (Cell Culture, Operations Lead)


Genentech is seeking a collaborative individual to contribute to a team that is responsible for generating recombinant proteins by transient transfection of mammalian cells. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be high throughput transient protein production to support research and development projects. The tasks will include those associated with coordinating and performing cell culture operations (i.e. set up, inoculate, monitor, harvest and clean fermentors) as well as experiment data recording, collection and analysis. He /she will display a strong focus on collaboration, attention to detail, proficiency with multi-tasking and analytical ability. The secondary responsibility of this candidate is to optimize our transient transfection process. This includes identifying and solving technical issues, performing process development experiments, and evaluating and implementing new technology/instrumentation based on scientific literature and ind ustry trends. The right candidate will have experience with supervisory or management responsibilities.


A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering/Biological Engineering or related field with at least 5-8 years relevant experience is required. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of process development, cell biology and extensive experience with mammalian cell culture. Experience with operating stirred tank or wave bioreactors is highly desired. Candidate must be able to lift 30 lbs on a routine basis. Individuals with training, supervisory or management experience who are also interested in applying their cell culture skills are encouraged to apply.

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We recognize that our people are our most important asset. It’s why we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and offer competitive healthcare and benefits to help you bring the best to the business and to your personal life.

Join us as we continue to tackle medicine’s most challenging problems and live a life inspired.

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