Application Deadline: 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Genentech is now accepting applications for our annual Graduate Student Symposium in Chemical Research seeking to recognize promising young scientists while highlighting career opportunities in pharmaceutical research.

The in-person two-day event*, scheduled for May 23-24th 2022 will be hosted jointly by the departments of Discovery and Process Chemistry (*pending local and company guidance regarding COVID-19). The complete program will provide a valuable and rewarding experience for our distinguished guests, and will include:

  • Research award symposium, including talks from graduate award recipients 
  • Keynote seminar from a leading early-career chemistry professor
  • Distinguished Career Lecture from an eminent professor
  • Research talks from Genentech Discovery and Process Chemistry highlighting breakthrough research programs
  • Tour of the Genentech South San Francisco research laboratories 
  • Social/networking activities
  • Honorarium for award recipients

Interested 4th year graduate students are encouraged to submit a CV and short (1-3 pages) research summary here. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document, with identifying name and institution in the file description (example: “Surname-Firstname-Institution”).

Applications must be received by December 31, 2021 for consideration.

Finalists will be contacted in January 2022 and asked to submit a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor. Awardees will be notified by March 2022 and formally invited to the symposium.