<!--anchor--> <!--anchor--> Postdoctoral Fellow, Early Discovery Biochemistry / Peptide Therapeutics, Fairbrother Lab <!--anchor-->


Job Description

The Position

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Early Discovery Biochemistry / Peptide Therapeutics Department at Genentech to discover disulfide constrained peptides (DCPs) for targets of interest. Active areas of research include development of diverse peptide libraries using display-based selection technologies and using these libraries to identify peptide leads with drug-like properties, performing next generation sequencing, validation of synthetically made DCPs and optimization of properties to evolve peptide lead hits. This position provides an opportunity to learn/apply in-house selection technologies (phage display, mRNA display, etc.), a variety of biophysical techniques, peptide rational design, and peptide structure determination using NMR spectroscopy.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related discipline.
  • A successful candidate will be passionate and curious about developing selection platforms for discovery of peptide leads.
  • You need to be highly motivated and able to work effectively in a very collaborative research environment.
  • Skills in molecular biology, biochemistry techniques and biophysical assays (ELISA, PCR, SPR) as evidenced by a first author paper published or accepted in a peer-reviewed journal are desired.
  • Experience in peptide NMR spectroscopy, peptide chemistry, display screening technologies, such as phage, mRNA and yeast display, or high throughput screening is a plus.
  • Strong problem solving, communication and organizational skills are highly desirable.

For more information about the postdoctoral program at Genentech, please visit our postdoc information website at: https://careers.gene.com/us/en/students-postdocs

For more information on Fairbrother Lab please visit:


The expected salary range for this position based on the primary location of California is $64,800 and $120,300.  Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law.  This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided below.


Relocation benefits are available for this job posting.


Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.

Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

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