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<!--anchor--> <!--anchor--> Postdoctoral Fellow - Oncology Bioinformatics - Piskol Lab <!--anchor-->


Job Description

The Position

The Piskol lab in Genentech’s Research and Early Development organization is looking for an exceptional Postdoctoral Fellow who will pair state-of-the-art single cell assays with computational methods to study the intra-tumoral heterogeneity of metastatic colorectal cancer and the collaborative role of oncogenic signaling pathways in cancer maintenance, progression and response to treatment.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic group and will develop an independent research project tackling challenging problems in cancer biology, while leveraging the available resources in a highly collaborative environment across the organization.


  • You have a Ph.D in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field

  • You have a demonstrated record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by at least one first-author or co-first author key paper in a top journal

  • You have demonstrated ability to apply modern computational methodologies for biologically meaningful interpretation of high-throughput genomics/transcriptomics data (e.g. scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, TraCe-seq, spatial transcriptomics, etc.)

  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment across departments

  • You have excellent communication and organizational skills

  • You are familiar with the Linux working environment and high-performance computing

  • You are proficient in R, Python or other high-level programming languages and have experience in standard bioinformatics toolkits/programs

For more information about the postdoctoral program at Genentech please visit: http://www.gene.com/careers/academic-programs/postdocs

Robert Piskol is a Principal Scientist in gRED’s Oncology Bioinformatics department where he leads a group of scientists that drive the computational efforts in Molecular-, Discovery- and Translational Oncology. Robert’s main interest lies in studying cancer at different levels of resolution (inter-patient, intra-patient, intra-tumor) and the effects of our targeted therapies on response with a focus on colorectal and liver indications.
Robert holds a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford.

This position is eligible for relocation benefits



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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