Senior Field Application Scientist

Complete Genomics
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Highly Competitive

Highly Competitive

Job Description: 

Position Code: 12-CM-066
Reports To: Vice President, Professional Services & Support
Department: Professional Services


This individual will be field-based personnel responsible for supporting CGI’s customers through the initial process of designing an experiment and selecting CGI as a provider, through the later steps of receiving, understanding, and using the data from CGI.


• Pre-sales technical and scientific discussions with customers on the potential uses of CGI-provided data in their particular area of research
• Pre-sales scientific presentations and other efforts to provide technical support to the CGI sales team
• Post-sales customer training
• Answering (by email, phone, and in person) both scientific and technical questions regarding CGI provided data (quality, scientific attributes, formats, semantics) as they may apply to the customer’s specific scientific goals
• Advising customers on the use of various software tools, workflows, and QC criteria for utilizing Complete Genomics data in for various scientific purposes
• For certain key customers and key demonstration projects, assisting and collaborating in various analyses of CGI data
• Interacting with and supporting local partners, such as those developing software for use with the Complete Genomics data
• Helping the Complete Genomics team in authoring documentation and support materials.
• Keeping abreast of community technical and scientific knowledge regarding the attributes of and approaches to using genomic sequence data.
• Writing-up detailed customer feedback for incorporation into product plans
• The Travel required is likely to be 25% of weekdays, although it could be higher at certain times.
• The individual will be working in our HQ in Mountain View or out of their home office.


• PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Genomics or Genetics with 5+ years of experience in large-scale sequence analysis.
• Strong working knowledge of current results and trends in Genomic analysis as may be learned by reading the literature, attending seminars and conferences, scientific discussions, etc. Understanding of current studies of sequence and structural variants in both genetic analysis and in cancer genome biology.
• Hands-on skills with Linux/Unix and scripting languages. Good understanding of statistical methods as they apply to genomic and genome-wide genetic data. Strong familiarity with sequence databases and standard sequence analysis tools and methods.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent customer interaction skills and experience with managing pre-and post-sales customer situations

Contact Information: 

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About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics provides academic and biopharmaceutical researchers with complete human genomic data and analysis at an unprecedented quality, cost and scale without requiring them to invest in in-house sequencing instruments, high-performance computing resources and specialized personnel.

Complete Genomics Analysis Platform, or CGA™ Platform, combines our proprietary human genome sequencing technology with our advanced informatics and data management software and our innovative, end-to-end, outsourced service model to provide our customers with data that is immediately ready to be used for genome-based research. Our solution broadly enables researchers to conduct large-scale complete human genome studies.

We are looking for people who thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment, who are team oriented, self-motivated, and committed to contributing to the success of our company.