Research Scientist (Molecular Diagnostics of Cancer)

Beijing Genomics Institute
Job Location
Shenzhen China
Job Description

1. Participate in cancer genomics research and improvement of its applications. 2. Establish a team well organized for R&D of cancer molecular diagnostics. 3. Discover, design and lead team to implement R&D plans in new technologies of cancer molecular diagnostic. 4. Contribute experience and wit to practice P4 medical theory in clinical oncology with NGS technologies.


1. Have experience in developing molecular diagnostic products, and be familiar with the IVD market. 2. Be acquainted with the cutting edge of clinical oncology, including personalized medicine, companion test, non-invasive diagnostics. 3. Have meticulous attention to NGS and a voracious appetite for R&D of its applications. 4. Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or a related discipline. 5. Experience with genomics and NGS is a plus.

About Our Organization

BGI, founded in 1999 with the vision of using genomics to benefit the human race, is now the world’s largest genomics organization. In 2007, BGI’s headquarters was relocated to Shenzhen as the first citizen-managed, non-profit research institution in China. BGI (which includes both private non-profit research institutes and sequencing application commercial units) and its affiliated offshoots, BGI Americas and BGI Europe, have established partnerships and collaborations with leading academic and government research institutions as well as global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, to support a variety of healthcare, agricultural, environmental and related applications. After 14 years of development, BGI has evolved into a very broad scientific and technological organization, giving its academic and business scope global reach. Currently, BGI comprises of 4 regions: BGI China (Mainland), BGI Asia Pacific, BGI Americas (North and South America) and BGI Europe (Europe and Africa). Relying on advanced high-throughput sequencing technology, a highly efficient data analysis capability, uniquely rich biological resources, and a multidisciplinary scientific research system, BGI can provide innovative support for global communities, novel opportunities for researchers, and a regionally tailored application services in the fields of healthcare, agriculture and the environment.

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