Scientist

Organization: 
Good Start Genetics, Inc.
Job Location: 
Cambridge MA
Salary: 
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Benefits: 

Health & Welfare package available includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, 401(k) plan, bonus plan, paid vacation and holidays

Job Description: 

Good Start Genetics, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Scientist with expertise in a variety of molecular techniques to develop novel next-generation DNA sequencing-based technologies.

You will love this job if you want to:

• Develop cutting-edge genetic technologies that will build upon and extend GSG’s technology platforms
• Independently come up with creative experimental and/or computational/statistical solutions to problems in the next-generation DNA sequencing space
• Design, program, and run custom workflows on high-throughput robotics
• Invent new data, analytics, and software contributing to GSG’s intellectual property portfolio
• Show off your work in publications and at scientific or technical conferences
• Apply rigorous scientific and engineering standards to your specialized knowledge and skills
• Become an expert in clinical next-generation sequencing data analysis
• Make a difference with the work you do every day
• Learn from our data and deliver actionable analysis to key stakeholders

The right candidate will serve as key driver of key assay development projects which are critical to the organization’s growth; he or she will work as part of cross-functional teams composed of bioinformatics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics experts.

Requirements: 

Technical capability expected:
• Experience working with challenging sample types, including DNA that is of low molecular mass, low quantity, and/or damaged.
• Education (PhD) and experience in a qualitative field (for example, biological sciences, biological engineering, or a related discipline), or commensurate experience with a proven ability to function in a role with this level of responsibility.
• 4+ years of experience with genomic and molecular biology techniques, preferably including next-generation sequencing and library preparation.
• Proven ability to independently design, conduct, and process the data from genomic experiments.
• Experience and comfort applying statistical techniques to high-throughput data sets is strongly desired.
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement novel solutions to challenging problems in genomics, with highly-developed quantitative skills (preferably in next-generation DNA sequencing).
• Ability to program in a scripting language and to statistically analyze large-scale data sets strongly desired.
• Desire to work as part of a small, inter-disciplinary, and collaborative team in a fast-paced environment.
• Solid communications skills – both written and oral

Contact Information: 

With your resume/CV please include a cover-letter outlining how your skill set and experience matches with our position.

We are moving rapidly to fill a visible role that directly contributes to the bottom line. Interested candidates need to get a foot in the door by submitting information to careers@gsgenetics.com

Good Start Genetics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Our Organization: 

Good Start Genetics is a leading molecular diagnostics company that benefits doctors and patients by setting the new gold standard for routine genetic carrier screening for inherited diseases. Based in Cambridge, Good Start Genetics conducts genetic diagnostic carrier testing for the reproductive market. Our clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory is CLIA and CAP certified. Good Start Genetics is building a great team with experienced professionals. Please visit www.goodstartgenetics.com for more company information.