Senior Scientist, NGS Consumables (3743)

Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

Senior Scientist, NGS Consumables will be responsible for development of the sequencing segment of the NGS workflow, including chemistry and disposables and work closely with hardware and software as well as assay integration to develop the overall GeneReader NGS workflow. In this role, the Senior Scientist will as part of an international team be responsible for protocol/experimental design, data analysis as well as overseeing routine operation and maintenance of GeneReader sequencers. This person will be interacting closely with the chemistry, molecular biology and software/engineering teams.
In this role Senior Scientist, NGS Consumables will:

• Leverage state of the art tools (internal and external) to analyze NGS data including primary, secondary and tertiary analysis
• Design development tasks aimed at optimization of sequencing performance, including chemistry formulations, protocols etc.
• Analyze resulting data and assess performance improvements
• Supervise the activities of a team of Research Associate / Scientists in a line or matrix management role
• Will be responsible for specific work packages within the cross-functional Sequencing team, according to specification, on time and within budget
• Serve as liaison between NGS development and related disciplines (e.g. Operations Department)
• Participate in collaborations with key external laboratories/institutions
• Mentor and develop technical staff under their direction (line or matrix role)


• PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields
• At least 4+ years of relevant industry experience (NGS and adjacent technologies)
• Bioinformatics skills are of advantage
• Excellent understanding of the underlying technical principles of next generation sequencing chemistries and workflows, associated instrumentation platforms and data analysis and interpretation algorithms
• Understanding of product development (chemistry and hardware) with a documented record of success in the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics space
• Assay development experience and experience with medical device development and design control is a plus, no prerequisite
• Very good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
• Strong leadership skills and successful decision-making qualities
• Strong technical writing, communication and presentation skills
• Moderate travel required (up to 10%)

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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