Scientist

  • Stealth Mode Startup Biotech
  • Newark, CA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2022
Full time Biotech

Job Description

High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode

Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond.  We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and transform large industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to join our team!

Job Description

Join a rapidly growing startup that is developing exciting new genomics technologies. Our team includes serial entrepreneurs, biotech experts and big-data leaders. We are also funded by top-tier VCs. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will have a major impact on the medical and life sciences fields! The successful candidate will play a key hands-on role in the molecular biology-based assay and technology development.

This position is full-time and is based in Newark, California.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Under minimal supervision, optimize reaction conditions and protocols to meet system performance specifications.
  • Designs and performs experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes. Analyzes results, understand trends across DoEs, forms conclusions, and determines future experiments
  • Characterize and evaluate workflow performance and experimental results through data analytics and statistical analysis
  • Present data and findings for review, group discussions, and team meetings
  • Develop a deep understanding of the interplay between molecular biology and system and distinguish system variability and performance deviations
  • Work using best laboratory practices, maintaining well-organized and concise records of work performed and results

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ph.D. in molecular chemistry, biochemistry or bioengineering, biomedical engineering or related field, or MS in similar disciplines with 5+ year of related industry experience
  • Strong background in molecular biology and expertise in assay optimization, experimental design, and versatile laboratory practice is a must
  • Strong background in next-generation sequencing based workflows such as library prep, target enrichment and data analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical and analytical thinking
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented team player, with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment. Excellent time management, and a can-do attitude
  • Proficiency with Python, MATLAB, JMP or similar tools for statistically analyzing complex data sets and automation is a plus

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