Staff Scientist / Principal Scientist

Nucleic Acid Sequencing and Assay Development

The successful candidate will play a significant role in the company’s sequencing chemistry and biochemistry efforts. He or she will work directly with surface chemists, data analysts and SW developers to support development of a high-throughput, low-cost sequencing platform. Position seniority commensurate with candidate experience.

Primary R&D activities and responsibilities:

Designs, plans and executes sequencing development and optimization experiments
Develops a strategy for integration with sequencing substrate
Supports the surface chemistry and hardware teams to improve system performance
Works closely with the data anlaysis team to specify and create reports to monitor system performance and set criteria for system optimization
Build, supervise and mentor a biochemistry team as the company grows
Act as a liason with the software development team to specify instrument control UI and functionality
Qualifications and Experience
Graduate degree in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology or equivalent, Ph.D. degree preferred
8+ years of experience in research and product development, preferably in the context of NGS
Expert knowledge and extensive experience with assay and process development and optimization
System orientation and mindset essential
Familiarity and comfort with the fast-paced startup environment and culture