Scientist II - NGS Diagnostics Development

Organization
Sequenom
Job Location
3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121
Salary
competitive salary, annual bonus, equity
Benefits

comprehensive benefits package, effective hire date

Job Description

As a member of the R&D Diagnostic Development team, the Scientist will plan and execute assay development projects. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology along with a proven track record in the development, optimization and implementation of complex assays in a clinical environment. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and collaborative R&D team working with cutting edge technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, develop, optimize and implement NGS-based diagnostic assays
  • Evaluate technical data quality and coordinate troubleshooting efforts, as needed
  • Perform secondary NGS data analysis and interpretation
  • Design model systems for proof-of-concept and analytical validation studies
  • Creatively generate new ideas for novel assays and technical improvements
  • Document all work in the form of project reports and lab notebook
  • Present data clearly and concisely at departmental meetings
  • Participate and present findings at scientific conferences
  • Publish scientifically relevant data in peer reviewed journals
  • Participate in the development of patent applications, if applicable
Requirements

Requirements:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field and 5 years of related experience
  • At least 3 years assay development experience in an industrial setting
  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience in NGS library prep, sequencing and/or sequencing data analysis
  • Background in prenatal diagnostics or oncology strongly preferred
  • Project and resource management experience a plus

 

Sequenom is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets

 

To apply, please visit: http://www.sequenom.com/Careers/Jobs

How to Apply

To apply, please visit: http://www.sequenom.com/Careers/Jobs

About Our Organization

Sequenom Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequenom, Inc., is a CAP accredited and CLIA-certified molecular diagnostics laboratory, dedicated to the development and commercialization of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for prenatal diseases and conditions. Sequenom holds or has access to intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal testing using circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids.

 

As a life sciences company, Sequenom (NASDAQ: SQNM) has a guiding vision: To enable healthier lives as the premier provider of innovative genetic information with an exceptional customer experience
What makes this vision a reality? Our deep commitment to "Quality of Science." For us, only the highest quality is acceptable. Sequenom team members thrive in a "science first" environment where ideas and innovation are part of daily life. This is your opportunity to work on cutting-edge science that is revolutionizing patient care.

Our innovation-driven culture means life at Sequenom is fast-paced, dynamic, and fun with rewarding benefits and performance rewards. With a clear vision for the future, all employees have the opportunity to make a difference and are encouraged to share new ideas. We foster a collaborative work environment and encourage curiosity at all levels.  Our corporate headquarters is located in the heart of San Diego’s life sciences community, less than a mile from the beach.

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