Head of Sequencing Operation

BGI Groups USA
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98121
  • Base Compensation
  • Incentive-based compensation (bonus/equity programs)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Commuter Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year
Job Description

The Seattle office is looking for a Head of Sequencing Operation to join our growing team and be a part of supporting BGI during this exciting time and be part of a fast-paced and cutting edge industry with global impact.

In this role, we are looking for a dynamic self-starter who will oversee the development and operations of new and joint sequencing labs primarily in North America in support of the organization’s regional partnerships and projects. This role will be accountable for providing strategic thought partnership in lab development, the overall lab implementation and management on behalf of BGI, as well as coordination with Shenzhen HQ sequencing operations.

Additionally, the Head of Sequencing Operation will provide technical expertise on sequencing technology and support to key strategic partnerships and projects with academia, non-profit organizations and business.

Qualified candidate will have knowledge and experience of running a lab and an understanding of the evolving sequencing market, as well as proven experience in the supervision of personnel.

Qualified candidate will manage day-to-day operations including logistics, quality control, and training etc.


Direct NGS experience running a high throughput genomic lab and demonstrated management of workflow

Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in NGS

PhD in Genomics or life science related majors

10+ years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience, in life science industry, a academic health center or research enterprise in related functions

Experience planning, budgeting, strategy, and communications within an organization

Fluent in English. Understandings of Mandarin Chinese a plus.

Some international and domestic travel is required.


CLIA/CAP high-complexity laboratory experience a plus

Experience in a start-up or rapidly growing organization and/or track record of developing and managing processes, operations and technology

Experience working in a global and/or matrixed organization

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Noelle ([email protected]).

About Our Organization

BGI was founded in 1999 with the vision of using genomics to benefit humanity and has since become the largest genomics organization in the world. With a focus on research and applications in the healthcare, agriculture, conservation, and environmental fields, BGI has a proven track record of innovative, high profile research.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, BGI has branches and affiliates in over 50 countries and over 5000 employees globally. BGI Seattle is a critical front-end office for driving international growth and establishing BGI as a global leader in omics through partnership and providing an interface of knowledge and resource exchange between the global organization and Shenzhen headquarters.

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