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NGS Scientist

Job Location
2 tower pl
Suite 700
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
Job Description

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.  Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now. We are seeking an outstanding scientist to drive next-generation sequencing sample preparation and analysis methods.  The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of NGS and its applications and a proven track record of developing innovative NGS protocols to solve complex biological problems.  As a strong technical contributor, this role will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to advance ArsenalBio research.


What You Will Do

  • Advance NGS technology utilization and understanding across the company
  • Create NGS libraries from single cells, tissues, and isolated DNA/RNA to drive both product and platform development
  • Develop new NGS library preparation strategies for bulk and single-cell applications
  • Contribute NGS expertise and leadership to cross-disciplinary product/platform development teams
  • Work closely with computational biologists to interpret data generated by novel and optimized assay schemes
  • Write protocols, develop procedures, and maintain accurate records

What You Will Bring

  • Ph.D. (preferred) or Masters in a relevant scientific discipline, with 6+ years of full-time, hands-on NGS experience in an academic or industrial setting
  • Deep understanding of NGS library preparation workflows, the principles of sequencing technologies, and NGS data analysis
  • Experience in single-cell genomics (preferred), high-content screening, or functional genomics
  • Significant experience in troubleshooting, method development, and optimization of molecular biology-based assays including qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, molecular cloning, gene editing, primer design, and nucleic acid isolation and manipulation
  • Experience operating liquid handling robots or other lab automation for high-throughput assays
  • Familiarity with cell culture, cell staining, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, and cell sorting
  • Entrepreneurial behaviors demonstrated by agility, accountability, transparency, resourcefulness, and ability to get things done
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and deliver high-quality results
  • Flexible mind with a creative approach to problem-solving and comfort in working with ambiguous data in an open-ended, exploratory process
  • Demonstrated ability to perform as a team player


  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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About Our Organization

ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop, and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer. To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

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