NGS Sequencing Lead (4383)

Job Location
Waltham, MA
Job Description

The Sequencing Lead will be responsible for the development of sequencing chemistry related aspects of a QIAGEN next generation sequencing workflow. In this role the Sequencing Lead will lead a team of scientists and technical staff in a matrix role. The position will be responsible to deliver all technical performance aspects of the sequencing process. Proactive interaction across different groups and departments is expected. We are looking for a skilled and motivated Lead with experience in managing a team and next-generation sequencing technologies.

The Sequencing Lead will

• Direct the development of all aspects of the sequencing segment of the NGS workflow, including chemistry, disposables, cooperate with hardware and software
• Ensure that all development activities within this area are compliant with QIAGEN global product development procedures
• Supervise the activities of a team of scientists and technical staff in a matrix management role
• Deliver the required technical performance of the sequencing process according to specification, on time and within budget
• Work collaboratively with other groups and departments (e.g. Operations department, Project Management) within the project to contribute to the successful development of the NGS workflow, from sample to insight
• Mentor and develop staff under their direction (in matrix role)
• Oversee experimental analysis to facilitate troubleshooting and development decision
• Experience with product development under design control is preferred
• Represent QIAGEN at scientific conferences and other outward facing events


• PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields
• Preferably 7+ years of relevant industry experience
• Excellent understanding of the underlying technical principles of next generation sequencing chemistries and workflows, associated instrumentation platfoms and data analysis and interpretation algorithms
• Mandatory experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and product development with a documented record of success in the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics space
• Strong management skills with a track record of increasing responsibilities and the management of groups in a matrix; international experience preferred
• Very good troubleshooting, problem solving and organizational skills
• Proven leadership and successful decision-making qualities
• Strong technical writing and presentation skills
• Strong intellectual property protection skills and patent record
• Moderate travel required (up to 20%)

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.

Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

Our commitment to the markets, customers, and patients we serve drives our innovation and leadership in all areas where our sample and assay technologies are required.

The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

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