VP Product Development - Genomics

NGS Diagnostics
Job Location
Carlsbad, CA
Job Description

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


- PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Instrumentation or Chemistry

- 15+ years experience in product development and commercialization, covering instrumentation, assays and services around genomics and DNA sequencing

- Experience with leading sequencing platforms such as Illumina, Ion Torrent and Pacific Biosciences

- Deep knowledge of DNA sequencing technologies and sequencing markets

- Demonstrated leadership ability on both technical and business aspects of DNA sequencing and diagnostics

How to Apply

email resume with a brief note to [email protected]

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