Senior/Staff Scientist Molecular Biology

10x Genomics
Job Location
San Francisco Bay Area, CA 94566
Job Description

By joining 10x Genomics, you can become an integral part of helping enable our customers expand the ways they explore, discover, process and innovate in the field of genomics.

We are seeking an experienced, collaborative and results-oriented individual to join our Molecular Biology group. The candidate will be responsible for supporting development and expansion of our product portfolio though conception, evaluation and optimization of molecular biology protocols and assays. The ideal candidate will have a strong track-record of cutting-edge protocol/assay development for next generation sequencing applications.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and validate new protocols and assays for the 10x Genomics technology platform
  • Write protocols and standard operating procedures for internal users
  • Serve as Molecular Biology lead or contributor in cross-disciplinary product development teams 

Required Skills and Background

  • PhD or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of postdoctoral or equivalent research experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel molecular biology protocols or solutions via publications, patents and/or conference presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot complex problems and work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


Desired Skills and Background

  • Additional industry experience (e.g. product development) preferred
  • Experience with NGS platforms
  • Experience with data analysis (e.g. Python, R)
How to Apply
About Our Organization

Changing the definition of sequencing isn’t just our tagline – it’s a commitment to game-changing advances in the field of genomics. Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it.

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