Scientist - Next Generation Sequencing

Organization
Fluxion Biosciences
Job Location
385 Oyster Point Blvd
Suite #3
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Salary
DOE
Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package, including medical/dental benefits and stock options.

Job Description

Fluxion is currently looking for a full-time Scientist to join our R&D team. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and validation of our IsoFlux Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assay based on high efficiency circulating tumor cell capture. Sequencing experience is a must, using at least one of the leading NGS platforms (Ion Torrent, Illumina). The successful applicant will bring direct experience with key steps required for somatic mutation detection including: DNA amplification, purification, library preparation, operating sequencing instrumentation, data analysis and reporting.

 

Requirements

Position Requirements

• PhD or MS in biology, genetics, or a related subject

• At least 2-3 years experience with NGS

• Ability to run/oversee NGS experiments from start to finish

• Direct, hands-on experience with wet lab processes (e.g. cell handling, sample extraction, QC, library/ template prep)

• Experience developing, testing and debugging the bioinformatics pipeline from variant calling to variant filtering and annotation

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, and meticulous, methodical record keeping

• Ability to integrate into our team, and have cordial and clear interactions with colleagues, vendors and others outside the company

 

Preferred profile

• Experience at an NGS platform or service company is preferred, but academic experience will also be considered

• Experience with somatic mutation detection using targeted amplicon panels

• Experience running experiments in a CAP/CLIA regulated environment

• Experience with RNA-Seq

• Experience with other molecular biology analytical instrumentation (multiplexed PCR, digital PCR, etc.)

How to Apply

 Please send Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] 

About Our Organization

Fluxion Biosciences is bioanalytical and diagnostic platform company addressing critical needs in the clinical, biotech, and life science research markets. We are looking for individuals who will thrive in a fast paced environment and can make meaningful contributions to the development and commercialization of our line of products for cellular and genomic analysis.

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