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Staff Scientist (NGS Core Technologies)


Takara Bio USA, Inc.

Job Location

2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
United States

Job Description

Job Title: Staff Scientist (NGS Core Technologies)
Reports to: Director, R&D
FLSA Class: Exempt
*Pay Scale: $135k - $155k

Learn more about our company and how we support you:
Takara Bio USA (TBUSA) empowers life science discovery. We bring innovation and inspiration to every scientist - promoting discoveries that improve health and the environment. We hold values that all employees and prospective candidates should demonstrate: Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Growth, Diversity and Quality. We value helping employees develop their skills and you will be part of this journey!

At Takara Bio, we know that every experimental decision has an impact. Choices matter, from design to data analysis. We create best-in-class products that get the job done. In your hands, what do those research reagents and kits create? Something powerful: knowledge, understanding, and—often—hope! Together we can improve the human condition through biotechnology…and That's Good Science!

How this role drives the company forward:
The Staff Scientist is a hands-on, project-oriented professional who manages projects independently through all stages of product development, from Proof of Concept, through Research and Development, to Product Launch and application development. A Staff scientist designs, executes, analyzes, and interprets experiments, as well as influences stakeholders across functional areas, working with other colleagues in R&D, Engineering, Marketing and Operations.

The Staff Scientist role is lab-based.

Occasional travel, including overnight, may be required (e.g., to attend conferences).

How you will make an impact:
As a key contributor to our NGS group, you will play a critical role in shaping TBUSA's next-generation sequencing (NGS) product portfolio and driving novel technology and application development in genomic research forward. Your expertise in NGS, CRISPR technology, and genomics data analysis will be essential in developing cutting-edge products to maintain our leading position in -omics research.

In this role you will lead the development and optimization of novel NGS assays and workflows, with the potential to generate new IP. You will have the opportunity to collaborate internally and externally with a diverse group of experts in the genomics field and contribute to a dynamic and collaborative work environment. You will work independently, but also closely with our team of experts in genomics, bioinformatics, and marketing, and play an important role in advancing future NGS technologies.

What will you do:
Manages one or more projects, including project planning, scheduling, execution, design, and communication with other departments.
Exhibits strong skills in experimental design, troubleshooting, and data analysis, summary and interpretation.
Independently authors all documents, including SOPs and presentations related to the different stages of product development and the product launch process.
Works closely and independently, through regular communication, with Marketing and senior members of the R&D team to understand market trends and competition relevant to products worked on.
Proposes new products for development based on this analysis and works independently with Marketing (Product Managers and/or Market Strategy Managers) to design appropriate specifications and estimate product revenue potential.
Develops and launches new products according to approved proposals and within stated deadlines.
Builds a network of collaborations with internal and external researchers.
Serves as a resource to R&D and other departments within the organization, including Marketing and Operations – especially during product development and launch.
Represents R&D at scientific meetings in front of customers and/or collaborators, including presenting seminars on TBUSA products they have developed.
Serves to support Sales and Technical Support representatives on technical matters.
This position may supervise a Research Associate and/or junior Scientist.

How will you get here?
Typically requires a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, and a relevant scientific discipline followed by a minimum of 5 to 8 years post-Ph.D. experience in academia and industry.
Expert knowledge of genome science and molecular biology, especially with CRISPR technology, NGS library construction, and genomic data analysis; intensive lab experience and basic genomic data processing skills.
Expert knowledge of laboratory procedures, protocols, and state-of-art instruments.
Demonstrated ability to independently initiate new projects and bring them to a successful conclusion.
Strong interest in technology development and translating scientific ideas into novel applications.
Basic knowledge of U.S. intellectual property laws and/or process.
Effective analytical and critical thinking skills, including excellent attention to detail, grounded knowledge of troubleshooting, and strong background in genomic data analysis.
Collaborative personality with good interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

You are amazing if you have:
Experience working with technicians.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Information about pay scale may change as market trends are analyzed and/or as applicants are evaluated throughout the hiring process dependent on knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographical location.

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