Postdoctoral Fellow- Computational Biology and Neuroscience



The Computational Biology and Neuroscience departments at Genentech are looking for an exceptional computational scientist to study the interactions between sensory neurons and the immune system. While this position is primarily computational, the project is highly collaborative, with regular interactions across both laboratory and computational teams. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work closely with computational colleagues to analyze and perform integrative computational analyses leveraging multimodal high dimensional data to explore the different cellular populations that could play critical roles in sensory-immune interactions. In particular, we are very interested in understanding the role of the immune system in mediating acute or chronic pain. The applicant will work closely with laboratory colleagues in the design of relevant experiments to develop and validate biological hypotheses. The applicant may also participate in method or technology development, in collaboration with members of the Computational and Neuroscience departments. Scientific insights resulting from this research are expected to be presented at external scientific conferences and published in high impact journals.



  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with R or Python
  • Experienced with single-cell omics data analysis (e.g. single-cell RNA-seq, Perturb-seq, 10x multiome)
  • Background in Immunology or Neuroscience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate about complex bioinformatics problems to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Independent, highly motivated, and highly collaborative with the ability to work together with multi-disciplinary teams of computational and laboratory biologists
  • Enthusiastic about working in a scientific environment, especially one that is related to drug discovery and development
  • Quick learner, are curious about new areas and the opportunity to build expertise, and courageously and creatively take initiative to see your ideas implemented
  • Able to perform at a high level in a fast changing and demanding environment


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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.

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