Development Lead, Nucleic Acid Amplification (4399) | GenomeWeb

Development Lead, Nucleic Acid Amplification (4399)

Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

Development Lead, Nucleic Acid Amplification will be responsible for leading development of novel, streamlined methods of nucleic acid processing and amplification compatible with Qiagen’s NGS workflows. In this role Senior Scientist will focus on near and long term improvements to existing Gene Reader workflows as well as perform research on novel internal and external technologies which will expand the range of applications and capabilities supported by future NGS workflows/platforms. The position will have a key role in bringing innovative solutions to current and future NGS platforms and expanding the range of applications served by these platforms. Development Lead will be responsible for delivery of all technical performance aspects of the clonal amplification process as defined by product requirements. Development Lead will work collaboratively with the Library Preparation, Sequencing and Engineering teams to integrate clonal amplification into the overall Gene Read workflow. .

In this role Development Lead, Nucleic Acid Amplification will:

• Direct the development of all aspects of the clonal amplification segment of the NGS workflow, including chemistry and disposables and work closely with hardware and software as well as assay integration) to develop overall GeneRead NGS workflow from sample to insight
• Ensure that all development activities within his area are compliant with QIAGEN’s Good Development Practices and Global Development Procedures
• Lead the Clonal Amplification Development Team in a matrix leadership role
• Deliver the required technical performance of the sequencing process according to specification, on time and within budget
• In collaboration with the Program Management Department, develop an overall Project Plan with specific work packages for the cross-functional sequencing team, including a concise description of activities, roles and responsibilities and a timeline with milestones
• Mentor and develop staff under their direction
• Participate in) collaborations with key external laboratories/institutions
• Deliver key insights into product application opportunities for the QIAGEN NGS platform


• PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related fields
• At least 7-10 years of relevant industry experience (NGS and adjacent technologies)
• Extensive experience with solid phase nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies
• Experience with various nucleic acid amplification schemes/enzymes
• Experience with diagnostic assay development and regulatory environment is a plus
• Excellent understanding of the underlying technical principles of next generation sequencing chemistries and workflows, associated instrumentation platfoms and data analysis and interpretation algorithms
• Mandatory experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and product development (chemistry and hardware) with a documented record of success in the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics markets
• Strong management skills with a track record of increasing responsibilities and the management of medium to large groups in both direct and matrix management environments; international experience preferred
• Very good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Proven leadership and successful decision-making qualities
• Strong technical writing and presentation skills
• Moderate travel required (up to 10%)

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.

Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

Our commitment to the markets, customers, and patients we serve drives our innovation and leadership in all areas where our sample and assay technologies are required.

The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

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