Staff Scientist – Genomics

Organization
Fluidigm
Job Location
South San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Fluidigm Corporation has pioneered products capable of understanding biology, both at the bulk level, and at the level of the individual cell. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to lead product development activities for our production genomics and clinical research. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Lead development of applications and protocols for targeted sequencing-based library preparation, high throughput Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping, and high-throughput real-time PCR (RT-qPCR). 
Define, develop, test and validate products for commercial release. Generate data to support marketing and sales. 
Work with bioinformatics personnel to interpret data and develop methods for data analysis. 
Manage project schedules and resources. Lead small teams to achieve project objectives. Direct project leaders. 
May work on other applications to support the increasing number of product lines using Fluidigm microfluidic technology, including but not limited to single cell analysis, when appropriate.

Requirements: 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 
Ph.D. in molecular biology, chemistry or biochemistry, with 8+ years of experience, including a minimum of 5 years of industry experience required. 
Broad experience in standard molecular biology techniques (qPCR, genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing) essential. 
Experience with leading product development essential, including leading projects from concept to commercial release. 
Working knowledge of statistical data analysis a plus. 
Experience in cell biology a plus. 
Experience in bioinformatics an added plus 
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILTIES: 
High-performance individual with a proven ability to generate results. 
Ability to successfully work in a team environment and to adapt to rapidly evolving needs. 
Ability to lead projects and interdisciplinary teams. 
Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently, run experiments, analyze data, interpret results and modify procedures, present results in public and maintain experimental records. 
Strong written and oral communication skills.

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