DNA Sample Prep Manager/Senior Manager

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
Menlo Park, CA
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is searching for an experienced manager for our DNA Sample Prep team. We are seeking an individual with scientific management experiences in the life sciences industry and a solid background in molecular biology and biochemistry. This individual will lead the day to day activities of a small team of outstanding scientists, and ensure smooth communication with other groups, including R&D teams, manufacturing, and applications development.

The Sample Prep team is tasked with continuing innovation of the sample prep component of Pacific Biosciences single molecule real time DNA sequencing system. They are responsible for ensuring high quality experimental work, seamless communication with other teams within R&D and commercial operations, and strategic direction setting in the sample prep R&D.


-The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing junior and senior scientific staff.

- Experience with setting group research goals is essential.

- A proven ability to facilitate communication between interdisciplinary teams is essential.

- A Ph. D. in molecular biology, biochemistry or chemistry with molecular biology experience is highly desirable.

-Experience with the commercialization of reagent products for life science research is helpful.

-Experience working with strategic marketing to identify key partnerships is helpful.

About Our Organization

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study.

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