Manager, Laboratory (Temporary) 15-PD-SAC-002

Complete Genomics, Inc.
Job Location
Sacramento, CA 95618
Job Description

Job Title:  Manager, Laboratory (Temporary)

Reports To:  VP, Operations

Job Summary

The lab manager serves as co-director of the UCD NGS lab managing the end to end workflow.  This workflow can include quality control, project design and initiation, project management, technical assistance.  The lab also supports projects external to UCD as required.  This position can operate independently without direct supervision, and requires some decision making.                                                                    

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with UCD co-lab director on the promotion, processing, and communication of UCD projects.
  • Works closely with the BGI America’s organization in the processing of customer projects.
  • Processes NGS projects according to strict methodologies, procedures, protocols and/or customer requirement and makes judgment based decisions as necessary
  • Ensures laboratory equipment is functioning properly to carry out laboratory tests and covered either under contract or routine maintenance plans; Providing in-depth technical assistance regarding the instrument malfunction and/or routine troubleshooting
  • Independently analyzes, interprets, and reviews testing results
  • Implements all safety and quality assurance policies and procedures for the entire laboratory environment
  • Optimize and implement new workflow, SOPs, and available lab services when necessary
  • Provides up-to-date status and technical inputs to project management team
  • Management and development to direct staff
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • May serve as technical resource for customer projects.
  • Creates timely reports on lab operations performance.
  • Drives continuous improvement in all aspects of lab operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related field with a minimum of 4 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience in managing Next Gen sequencing operations.
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques including PCR, genotyping or sequencing; familiarity with molecular biology systems, processes and high-end analytical instrumentation; detail oriented,  excellent analytical and organizational skills, works well in team-work setting
  • Experience in leading a team of direct reports


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology
  • Familiar with high-throughput production environment; experience with liquid handling automation
About Our Organization

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Using its proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, the company has sequenced more than 20,000 whole human genomes over the past three years. The company’s mission is to improve human health by providing researchers and clinicians with the core technology and commercial systems to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and conditions. The company spans multiple specialties: genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, software, hardware engineering, semiconductors, operations, research and development, and others.

Complete Genomics is a U.S. subsidiary of BGI, the world’s largest genomics services company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. BGI provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions.

Through the dedication and hard work of our employees, Complete is working towards a lasting impact in the genomics and health fields. Employees live by our company values which focus on our customers, innovation, commitment to our word, teamwork, timely decisions, and operational excellence. Complete is an inclusive, collaborative environment with fun socials and company events, regular communication forums, and community program involvement. We are looking for people who thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment, who are team oriented, self-motivated, and committed to contributing to the success of our company.

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