Single Cell Genomics Scientist

Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Job Location
5858 Horton Street
Suite 320
Emeryville, CA 94608
Job Description

Berkeley Lights, Inc. is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Single Cell Genomics Scientist to join an interdisciplinary R&D development team at our headquarters in Emeryville, CA.

The scientist is a key member of the R&D Life Sciences team and will develop new and novel sample prep methodologies for precious single cell isolation, sample preparation and sequencing on rapidly evolving technology platforms developed by Berkeley Lights, Inc.  This new role requires a molecular biologist with hands-on experience working with small input DNA/RNA molecular biology and sample preparation for NGS sequencing.

The ideal candidate is a creative and productive scientist who will take ownership for achieving results in biology and technology development programs. In addition, candidates with exposure to oncology or immuno-oncology sequencing projects are recommended to apply.  

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, or related field plus at least 2 years of relevant postdoc experience, or overall equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques, including PCR, DNA cloning and RNA isolation
  • Experience designing and testing novel next generation sequencing (NGS) sample prep/ library generation methods; barcoding strategies for sequencing
  • Ability to work with new technologies and integrate them with existing and novel workflows

 Preferred skills & experience:

  • Experience with immuno-oncology related projects is highly preferred.
  • Exposure to RNAi, lentiviral or CRISPR genome wide high throughput screening with NGS as a readout is highly desired.
  • Exposure to microfluidic platforms and methods applied to single cell sample prep for NGS
  • Understanding of bioinformatics pipelines for processing and interpreting sequence data
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced technology development with demanding schedules and deliverables
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas and resolutions
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills to work well with scientists and engineers having widely divergent backgrounds

 If you have a record of success in disciplined, driven environments that value excellence, collaboration and achievement, we’d be elated to hear from you.  

About Our Organization

At Berkeley Lights, Inc., we are bringing to market a proprietary micro-bio-chip system destined to revolutionize biopharma, diagnostics and biomedical research.  We are an early stage start-up with dedicated individuals spanning the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Micro-Fluidics, Genomics, Physics, Engineering, and Business. Our scientists develop unprecedented capabilities and revolutionize the biological sciences. Our engineers are unconstrained by traditional disciplines and apply engineering excellence to enable breakthrough scientific discovery. Together we are a Team that disrupts the way biology is understood, measured, applied and commercialized. 

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