Molecular biologist, Life-sciences reagent development

PicoSeq SAS
Job Location
75014 Paris
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our multidisciplinary team working on the commercialization of an innovative new technology for analysis of DNA and RNA. You will be responsible for the development of innovative approaches for the preparation of nucleic acid samples from various sources and developing protocols for analysis of these molecules on our instrument platform. You will also be responsible for documenting and presenting research activities, test results, and project updates. As the project progresses and the PicoSeq team grows, you are likely to be in a position to lead a team of molecular biologists and laboratory technicians.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • PhD in biology or a closely related field with at least 2+ years of post-doctorate experience in molecular biology research, in a commercial and/or academic setting.  
  • Experience in genome editing approaches (TALLEN, Zinc-finger protein and/or CRISPR/Cas9) or the use of these approaches in vitro is essential
  • Experience in DNA library sample preparation for NGS and enrichment approaches will be advantageous
  • Experience in Epigenetic will be seen favorable
  • A strong fundamental knowledge-base and problem solving skill-set across a wide range of biological disciplines including genetics, microbiology and molecular biology
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written. In particular candidates should be capable of presenting technical information and data in a clear manner to non-experts
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative, highly cross-functional, and fast paced environment


Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience using Sanger and/or Next Generation Sequencing technologies
  • Project management skills
  • A high standard of spoken and written French is a plus
  • Experience of cell culture techniques for bacteria and/or eukaryotic tissue is a plus
  • Knowledge in computer programing will be seen as favorable
How to Apply

Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to PicoSeq’s lead molecular biologist, Jimmy Ouellet, at: [email protected]

About Our Organization

PicoSeq is a dynamic young company based in Paris, France. We are commercializing a highly innovative platform for genetic and epigenetic analysis, originally developed in the lab of Dr. Vincent Croquette and his colleagues at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. The potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels, including most recently France’s prestigious Concours Mondial d’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Competition).  You can read more about PicoSeq on our website (


PicoSeq currently has an open position for a full-time molecular biologist to work on various projects related to development of the reagents and protocols that are required to perform genetic and epigenetic analysis on our instrument system. This is rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic start-up team.

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