Genentech, Inc.

Postdoc Research Fellow - Immunology, Arron and Townsend Labs

Genentech, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives
People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what’s possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.

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

Postdoc Research Fellow – Immunology,
Arron and Townsend Labs


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on mechanisms of TGFb-beta activation who would be co-mentored between the Townsend and Arron laboratories. This position would leverage a suite of unique reagents that selectively target TGF-beta isoforms, crystal structures, and conditional KO mice, and also study genetic associations with TGF-beta in observed from whole genome sequencing of patients enrolled in Genentech clinical trials.

Genentech has a proud tradition of world-class basic and translational research, and the postdoctoral program here allows for important questions about fundamental biological mechanisms to be addressed independently of drug development programs. The large clinical trials conducted by the Roche group gives us unprecedented access to highly clinically characterized patients with matching data on treatment outcome, genetic variants, and disease state. A postdoc will be able to leverage these resources and study biological pathways of interest aided by world class scientific infrastructure, and also gain exposure to the drug development process.

Who You Are

The successful candidate will be a recent or pending Ph.D. graduate with a background in Immunology, Biochemistry and/or Cytokine biology. They will also have demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research through publications in top tier peer reviewed scientific journals.

This postdoc position will be co-mentored by Joe Arron and Michael Townsend:

For information about the Genentech Postdoctoral Program, visit:

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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