Genentech

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Genentech Careers, Pay and Expert Network

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Genentech, Inc., is a biotechnology corporation which became a subsidiary of Roche in 2009. Genentech Research and Early Development operates as an independent center within Roche. As of August 2015, Genentech employed 13,720 people. The company was founded in 1976 by venture capitalist Robert A. Swanson and biochemist Herbert Boyer. Boyer is considered to be a pioneer in the field of recombinant DNA technology. In 1973, Boyer and his colleague Stanley Norman Cohen demonstrated that restriction enzymes could be used as "scissors" to cut DNA fragments of interest from one source, to be ligated into a similarly cut plasmid vector. While Cohen returned to the laboratory in academia, Swanson contacted Boyer to found the company. Boyer worked with Arthur Riggs and Keiichi Itakura from the Beckman Research Institute, and the group became the first to successfully express a human gene in bacteria when they produced the hormone somatostatin in 1977. David Goeddel and Dennis Kleid were then added to the group, and contributed to its success with synthetic human insulin in 1978.

Highest paying job titles at Genentech include Medical Director, Senior Scientist, and Scientist

Snapshot

Founded1976
Annual Report
Total value of jobs:
$47,895,000
Total Jobs:
81
Average Pay:
$131,942
Total Experts:
19
% Masters:
43%

Top Experts at Genentech

Genentech Salaries

Medical Director

$90K

$175K

Average Salary:$143,409

Senior Scientist

$90K

$175K

Average Salary:$98,611

Scientist

$90K

$125K

Average Salary:$94,667

Senior Data Scientist

$90K

$125K

Average Salary:$102,727

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