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41 days agoRoche

Associate Scientist/Scientist, PKPD Imaging Modeling & Simulation

  • San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco)
  • Teaching

Job description

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The Position

The Preclinical and Translational PKPD (PTPK) department is seeking a scientist who is driven to

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understand the pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and tissue distribution of novel imaging tracers and drug candidates

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develop Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision models to gain insight into images generated by in vivo imaging modalities.

The PKPD-imaging Modeling & Simulation group within PTPK is focused on driving modeling/simulation and analytics in the area of PKPD and mechanistic modeling for preclinical in vivo imaging and biodistribution, focusing on efforts that are complementary to and in collaboration with the broader imaging community at Genentech.

The candidate will be responsible for developing and applying smaller fit-for-purpose models as well as mechanistic or physiologically-based PK/PD models of imaging tracer and/or drug tissue dynamics in various therapeutic areas including oncology and ophthalmology. There will also be opportunities to contribute to in vivo imaging study design and subsequent analysis of images, including development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision approaches to tissue segmentation and other tasks.

The candidate will work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment, with partnerships across Research, Development Sciences and Clinical Sciences, represent PTPK at cross-functional teams, department meetings, review committees, and conferences.

Who we are

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.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Desired profile

Who you are

We are looking for individuals who are inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company culture.

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A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Data Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related discipline; persons without formal degree who have comparable depth and breadth of training and experience, and who meet job-specific criteria, are eligible for consideration.

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Minimum of 0+ years (for Associate Scientist), and 3+ years (for Scientist) of relevant experience and demonstrated impact on drug development and/or the PKPD scientific landscape.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable for this position

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Strong analytical, collaborative, communication and organizational skills are required.

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Experience with preclinical or clinical molecular imaging data analysis and/or acquisition.

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Experience using computer vision and machine learning models to solve problems in the biological sciences.

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Strong programming skills (Matlab, R, Python, TensorFlow, Keras, etc).

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Experience with Ordinary and/or Partial Differential Equation models of drug/tracer tissue distribution dynamics.

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Working knowledge of PKPD modeling and the ability to analyze and critically assess PKPD data.

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Knowledge and experience in oncology and immunology.

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Knowledge and experience in PKPD of protein therapeutics.

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Drug development experience.

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