QBI - Workshop

Virtual Coffee Chat: Internships and Postdocs at Genentech

This coffee chat is for current UCSF students and postdocs only. 

QBI and the OCPD Present: Internships and Postdocs at Genentech

Have you considered taking time during grad school to get hands-on experience in industry? Headquartered in South San Francisco, Genentech has the largest single-site biotech research facility in the world, and recruits advanced Ph.D. students for 100 internship positions every year.

This virtual “coffee chat” will be a unique opportunity to learn more about what an internship or postdoc at Genentech is like, and how to be a competitive candidate for these roles. Please join us! Register here.

What You'll Learn at this "Coffee Chat"

Shannon Noonan, Principal Program Manager for gRED, will provide an orientation to the wide variety of opportunities at Genentech, both in functional areas you may know very well (e.g. bench science) and other areas you might like to learn more about (Quality Control, Pharmaceutical Technical Development (PTD), Drug Delivery). Shannon will also give you the inside scoop on how to prepare a successful application.

Then we'll chat with Dr. Evan Green, a UCSF Biophysics alum who participated in Genentech’s internship program while he was working on his PhD and is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Structural Biology there. Students and instructors from UCSF’s Graduate Student Internships for Career Exploration (GSICE) program will kick off the Q&A, and all attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions.

Speaker Bios

Shannon Noonan, Principal Program Manager, gRED, Genentech

In my role as a program manager for University Talent Acquisition & Strategy (UTAS), I recruit for Genentech's Research & Early Development (gRED) internships and the postdoc program. I received my Bachelors in Sociology from UC San Diego and my Masters in Counseling from San Francisco State. Prior to coming to Genentech, I spent 10 years working for a non-profit biomedical research organization affiliated with UC San Francisco called the Gladstone Institutes. I am passionate about demystifying career paths in the sciences for students at all levels of their academic journey.

Evan Green, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genentech

Evan graduated from Reed College in 2013 with a B.A. in Chemistry. After completing his undergraduate degree he worked in Eric Gouaux's lab at the Oregon Health and Sciences Institute for one year before entering the Biophysics Ph.D. program at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF he worked in Yifan Cheng's lab where he used the technique of electron microscopy to study the structure and function of membrane proteins and protein-antibody complexes as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. During his Ph.D. he took three months off to participate in an internship in the Structural Biology Department at Genentech. After graduating from UCSF in 2019 he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Jian Payandeh's group at Genentech where he currently works.

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