Senior Scientist, MDX (3988)

Job Location
Waltham, MA
Job Description

A Senior Scientist will be responsible for supporting the development of the GeneReader NGS platform through experimentation, data analysis, statistics, and analytical tools . A Senior Scientist will be working in the NGS Systems Solutions group which understands and interfaces daily with Primary Analysis, Sequencing Chemistry, Clonal Amplification, Library Prep, and Target Capture teams to ensure swift and effective development of all aspects of the GeneReader platform at a system level.

In this role a Senior Scientist will:

• Understand and engage with the sub-systems of the GeneReader platform, specifically the Target Capture, Library Prep, Clonal Amplification, and Sequencing Chemistry groups.
• Devise and carry out experiments in and spanning GeneReader platform sub-systems
• Evaluate and standardize analytical techniques to measure sub-system performance including methods such as fluorescent microscopy, capillary electrophoresis, LC-MS
• Specify meaningful and measurable performance indicators between sub-systems in the GeneReader platform
• Relay requirements and drive development of projects to close gaps in performance and usability from a system level
• Present complex experimental results and user driven feedback to diverse groups in a global company
• Work closely with select customers to understand their user experience and varied applications


• Degree in Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, and/or significant work experience
• Understanding of NGS underlying technical principles and application space
• 5+ years of experience with PCR, library construction, capture techniques, and analytical instrumentation
• Demonstrated skills in data visualization, communication, and presentations
• NGS platform development greatly desired
• Emulsification experience greatly desired
• Moderate travel (up to 10%) and customer interaction required

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.

Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

Our commitment to the markets, customers, and patients we serve drives our innovation and leadership in all areas where our sample and assay technologies are required.

The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

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