Scientist/Senior Scientist

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a Scientist/Sr. Scientist to work as part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team to develop advanced reagents and formulations for our single molecule DNA sequencing system.  The successful candidate will work with prototype and commercial instruments to characterize and develop advanced single molecule sequencing chemistries.  This will include experiment planning, execution and analysis as well as presentation and interpretation of the data.  The candidate must have the ability to analyze large, complex datasets.

The position will report to the Director of Sequencing Integration.  Flexibility in working schedule may be required (early morning or late evening).


Position Requirements:         
•        Education requirement: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related scientific field, or B.S./M.S. in a related scientific field with demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. 
•        Technically proficient in general laboratory practices (biochemistry/molecular biology) and strong trouble-shooting abilities.
•        Practical understanding of the kinetics of enzymatic reactions is important to this role.
•        Self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision.
•        Effective communication (written/verbal) and ability to work independently and collaboratively are critical.
•        Proficiency in standard analysis packages and a willingness to learn new analysis programs is a must.  
•        Experience working with complex, large datasets is a plus.  
•        Able to manage several projects simultaneously. 
•        Prior experience in the biotechnology industry is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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