Sr. Research Associate/Scientist (13-PD-118)

Complete Genomics
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA 94043
Job Description: 

Position Code: 13-PD-118
Reports To: Senior Scientist
Department: Development Operations


Complete Genomics is growing its team of scientists and engineers. Become part of the team designing, building and deploying the latest generation of Complete Genomics’ proprietary DNA sequencing platform.

The successful candidate will be responsible working with a multi-disciplinary cross-functional team to create hardware, software and biochemistry.

This position is based in our Mountain View, CA headquarters.

•Support the sequencing platform development efforts by adapting and optimizing novel sequencing biochemistries on breadboard and prototype instruments. Assist in the understanding of sequencing biochemistry characteristics.
•Summarize data and contribute to experimental design, activity planning, troubleshooting and data analysis.
•Execute experimental work plan in collaboration with other cross-functional team members, providing technical expertise, material and hands-on support as needed.



•BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering or related field.
•Four or more years of hands-on experience, preferably with DNA sequencing and microarray platforms.
•Demonstrated teamwork with cross-functional partners, as well as ability to work effectively independently.
•Excellent analytical, organizational and planning skills, with great attention to detail and record-keeping in both lab notebook and electronic documentation
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
•The ideal candidate will have the additional qualifications:
•Knowledge of process engineering/process development.
•Hands-on experience with robotic platforms and process automation.
•Strong technical proficiency in operating and troubleshooting complex instrumentation. Experience with data analysis tools such as JMP, R, ImageJ, Spotfire.

About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics is the whole human genome sequencing company that has developed and commercialized an innovative DNA sequencing service. The Complete Genomics Analysis Platform (CGA™ Platform) combines Complete Genomics’ proprietary human genome sequencing technology with advanced informatics and data management software. Additional information can be found at

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