We are a Carlsbad and San Diego based diagnostics startup working on the cutting edge of genomics. Our assays are based on novel technologies as well as next-generation DNA sequencing platforms. We are currently looking for exceptional candidates to lead our assay and product development operations. The role will be responsible for taking our research-stage assays and prototypes through a product development process, leading to their commercialization. The position requires deep expertise in molecular biology and assay development, as well as a strong background in systems integration covering fluidics, optics and bioinformatics.
Some representative projects that would fall under the purview of the role are -
- Development of assays for DNA extraction from various sample matrices (including FFPE) and preparing them for sequencing by NGS instruments
- Development of instrumentation for automated DNA extraction, amplification and quantitation
- Optimization of enzymes and buffers for amplifying difficult samples, including protein engineering, buffer formulation and integration on automated platform
- Development of biomarker panels for varied markets such as oncology, agrigenomics, microbiology and ancestry