Program Start Date: January – December 2022 (can be flexible within this time frame)
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: South San Francisco
Length of Assignment: up to 4-years
Education Level: Recent graduates of a doctoral program (e.g. PhD, MD/PhD, MD) or in final year of doctorate. Recent graduates are defined as being within three years since graduating from a doctoral program.
Preferred Majors/Disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Data Science/Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology or other related disciplines
Genentech’s world-class biomedical research organization is launching a new set of postdoc openings aimed at identifying top scientific talent, independent of a specific job posting for a given Genentech scientist’s lab. Applicants are provided the freedom to select three potential Genentech postdoc mentors that they are most interested in working with in order to propel the next stage of their scientific career.
Our existing postdoc hiring process will also continue, wherein students can apply for specific openings, however this new approach enables students to apply for a postdoc position in any Genentech postdoc mentor’s lab. We plan to offer this type of postdoc opportunity during a limited time-frame on an annual basis.
Deadline to apply: Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT).
PLEASE READ: we are asking for specific components to your cover letter, details can be found in the requirements section below.
More About Genentech’s Postdoc Program:
At Genentech, we aim to solve the world’s most complex health challenges, which requires courage and adaptability. We follow the science for the benefit of society, cultivating and unifying the greatest minds, within and beyond our diverse network, to improve the lives of all patients.
As the founders of biotechnology, we have pushed the boundaries of science for more than 40 years, discovering and developing medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases.
Postdoctoral Fellows at Genentech:
We seek talented, motivated recent and pending PhD graduates to join us as Postdoctoral Fellows and key contributors to our mission. Genentech’s Postdoctoral Program will give you the chance to work on fundamental biomedical research in order to unlock key mysteries of science. With an emphasis on rigorous scientific training and a collaborative environment, you’ll explore new ideas, develop new technologies, make cutting-edge discoveries, and publish your work to the broader scientific community. And you’ll do it while working within one of the most established and talented scientific networks in the world.
Our postdoc program lays the foundation for your career. Once completing their postdoctoral research, our fellows go on to do breakthrough science at Genentech, elsewhere in industry, and in academia. Join more than 1,400 Genentech researchers, scientists and postdocs working towards a common vision to discover transformative therapies through cutting edge science.
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At Genentech, we focus on fostering belonging for our people, advancing inclusive research and health equity for all patients, and transforming society by investing in transformative partnerships that strengthen diversity and inclusion across healthcare, education and within all communities.
Remaining one of the world’s top biomedical research institutions requires us to innovate at all levels, utilizing unique perspectives and backgrounds, in order to improve the outcomes for our patients. For this, it is imperative that we advance and boldly champion diversity, equity, and inclusion across our research community.
Help us transform society. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply, especially those from historically underrepresented groups.
- Recent or pending PhD, MD/PhD, MD graduate in a relevant field of science
- Graduate student applicants should be within 12 months of completing their PhD. Applicants who have completed their graduate degree within the past 3 years are also eligible.
- At least one first-author research publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal or currently in press.
- A demonstrated ability to think critically, work independently, and solve complex problems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
Please follow the instructions below carefully.
- Bundle Your Application Materials into a Single PDF. We do NOT want separate attachments, please bundle your CV and Cover Letter into one single PDF when applying.
- Title Your PDF “First Name_Last Name_Postdoc_Application” (e.g. Paula_Fellow_Postdoc_Application).
- Additional Materials. Please do not send in any additional materials than the CV & Cover Letter stated above, they will not be considered and will slow down the evaluation process.
CV to include:
- Previous research, educational and other relevant experiences
- Full publication list, including “ in-press” and recently submitted papers
- Contact information for three professional references
Cover Letter (1000 words max) to address the questions below in order:
Start each section of your cover letter with the appropriate heading and number of the question that you are addressing (e.g. #1 Personal Statement, #2 Mentors, etc.). We ask that you do NOT write your cover letter in the typical biographical essay format, instead follow the guidelines stated above.
1. Personal Statement: of your background and interests (400 words max)
2. Mentors: Identify three Genentech postdoc mentors that you are interested
in doing research with and why (200 words max). View our eligible postdoc
3. Potential Project: write a brief description of a potential project, set of
scientific questions or experiments that you would be excited to pursue at
Genentech (200 words max)
4. Overcoming Obstacles: Tell us about a time when you overcame a
challenging obstacle in science, career or life; and what you did to address it
(200 words max)
How to Apply
Follow this link: Postdoc Hiring Initiative
Applications are due on Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT).
Who We Are
Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world’s most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.
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