Scientist I, Sequencing

Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc.
Job Location
5945 Optical Ct.
San Jose, CA 95138
Job Description

The Scientist is responsible for performing the research and development functions of the biochemistry development group.  This position will entail experimental design and execution, performing molecular biology techniques and handling next-generation sequencing devices in the setting of a research laboratory.  Successful candidates will have high-level capacity for data analysis and will be able communicators. This position is located in San Jose, CA.



  The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Highly multiplexed experiment design and execution

• Performance of molecular biology techniques: PCR, electrophoresis and primer design

• Operating research automation devices

• Operating next generation sequencing devices

• Experimental data analysis

• Oligonucleotide design

• Maintaining a detailed log of research results


• 5 years of direct experience with molecular biology techniques such as: PCR, qPCR, agarose gel electrophoresis.

• Familiarity with automated liquid handlers

• Familiarity with next generation sequencing and sequencing library preparation

• Facility with data analysis in Excel or an equivalent environment

• Ability to communicate research results in a clear and concise fashion

• Ability to work in a team-based setting

• Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related discipline with 3 + years  laboratory experience

About Our Organization

Who we are

At Roche, 91,700 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity. 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Who you are You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

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