Senior Scientist, NGS - MDX (4264)

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.


• PhD 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.

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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