Next Generation Sequencing Scientist, Assay Development


The individual will support and lead all aspects of assay development within the Technology Innovation group, including design, phenotype development, planning, analysis, and QC of NGS-based assays. The ideal candidate will enjoy working collaboratively with laboratory scientists, translational biologists, and computational biologists on a range of challenging and exciting scientific problems. This is a unique opportunity to gain broad experience in a startup environment and to make a meaningful impact on patient outcomes.

Essential Functions:

• Serve as technical lead across all aspects of NGS-based assay development, including library and phenotype design, molecular cloning strategy, experiment planning, execution, analysis, and QC
• Provide expert guidance and input on Illumina-based NGS workflows including nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, target enrichment, sequencing protocols, and assay troubleshooting
• Collaborate closely with other computational biologists and bioinformaticians on NGS data analysis and QC
• Read and provide feedback on scientific papers and emerging NGS-based technologies
• Support continued innovation as a thought leader for NGS-based phenotype development
• Summarize, document, and present plans and results to key stakeholders within the company

Education and training:

• PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field with 2+ years of industry experience preferred
• Strong hands-on laboratory experience as well as in-depth knowledge of all aspects of NGS-based assay development including nucleic acid extraction, library design, target enrichment, and sequencing protocols
• Experience processing and analyzing NGS data using statistical software and libraries (R, Python)
• Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to work cross-functionally


• Competitive salary and benefits
• Biotech and gene therapy on-the-job training
• Joining a new division in an early-stage biotech company
• Career growth opportunities

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]