Technical Development Senior Principal Engineer / Scientist

May 24, 2024

Job Description


The Position

A healthier future. It’s what drives us to innovate. To continuously advance science and ensure everyone has access to the healthcare they need today and for generations to come. Creating a world where we all have more time with the people we love. That’s what makes us Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

The Opportunity

A Senior Principal Engineer / Scientist position is available in Genentech and Roche’s Pharma Technical Development organization within the Cell Culture and Bioprocess Operations (CCBO) group.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of cell culture engineers / scientists in the development of scalable, robust, efficient and sustainable cell culture processes for the production of biologics
  • Represent the function on cross-functional project teams, where they will collaborate with leads from other functions on all aspects of CMC project deliverables. The scope of supported projects includes those in both early- and late-stage clinical development.
  • Train and mentor team members to enhance their skills and promote professional growth
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in cell culture technology
  • Collaborate with representatives from research, manufacturing, quality, and regulatory functions
  • Responsible for authoring sections in regulatory filings, as well as responses during Health Authority Q&A
  • Serve as an ambassador for the function with the ability to influence stakeholders for new technology implementation

Who you are

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 8 years of industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Advanced technical and leadership experience supporting cell culture process development activities
  • Extensive practical and theoretical expertise in process development and manufacturing, with deep understanding of the drug development process
  • Ability to work independently and challenge the status quo, handle multiple projects, prioritize and delegate effectively, adapt to changes quickly, and work collaboratively on cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in developing and implementing models for cell culture process development and optimization is nice to have
  • Experience in cell culture media development is preferred

Relocation benefits are available for this job posting.

The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of South San Francisco, CA is $140,500 to $260,900. Annual Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.


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