Scientist II

San Diego - Headquarters Applications Full-time
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We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a role as Scientist II to join the Genomic Applications team. The successful candidate will demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with other team members as well as with other inter-department stake holders.  The candidate will support efforts to develop, validate, and launch new NGS library prep products and kits.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop NGS library prep workflows for Elements sequencing platform
  • Design and execute experiment plans to demonstrate technical feasibility
  • Overcome technical difficulties with creative ideas
  • Design and execute new product verification and validation plans
  • Support new product tech transfer activities as needed
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Write and present reports and project assessments to Applications team and inter-department stake holders

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Strong technical understanding of and proficiency with NGS library prep methods and technology
  • Demonstrated experience with RNA-Seq and DNA-Seq library prep methods and workflows
  • Self-motivated and strong problem-solving ability
  • Familiar with NGS data analysis is a plus
  • Experienced user in data analysis tools, e.g. Python, R, ImageJ, JMP, etc. is a plus
  • Experience leading a new product development project, or member of a team, from feasibility to launch
  • Familiarity and knowledge of stage-gate, or phase-gate, product development pipeline
  • Highly collaborative and able to work well within multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field with 2+ years of experience, preferably in industry, or Masters with 6+ years of experience, preferably in industry
  • Experience with product development and launching new commercial products
  • Extensive experience in nucleic acid process and manipulation, NGS assays, library prep workflows, and sequencing platforms, etc.