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Research Scientist I - Services


San Diego, CA, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

Report To:

Senior Scientist

What is this job all about?

Job Description:

This position will be primarily involved in supporting sample and library prep efforts related to genome sequencing test. This position will integrate development and optimization of the library prep assay as well as maintain the production output. Individual will work as a key contributor of a dynamic and collaborative team. Individual will also act as a key member in the development and launch of new assays and assist the generation of epigenomics data to support customer projects. This position will help build and guide the future development of genome sequencing implementation and offers excellent opportunity for professional growth and advancement. This is an opportunity to play a role in laying the foundation in genomic medicine with a company that is a leader in transforming next generation sequencing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work independently or together with other employees to execute, develop, and improve single cell multi-omics assay, including but not limited to joint profiling of histone modifications and RNA in a single cell; potentially develop other assays as company needs

  • Work independently or together with other employees to use the analyzed single cell multi-omics data, write up paper and submit papers, patent applications, and inventions

  • Work independently or together with other employees to write SBIR/STTR or other grants

  • Design and conduct experiments to support the development and launch of new NGS-based assays

  • Perform benchwork for NGS-based epigenomics assays within the R&D group

  • Support initiatives for process improvement within the R&D group

  • Work with business development, sales, marketing or other teams to write up materials/presentations for BD, sales, and marketing purpose; some travel may be needed

  • Attend and present at conferences to promote research when requested by company; some travel may be needed

  • Assisted with lab management, SOP, etc.

  • Preparation of cells to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects, will require flexible work hours working in concert with project scientists

  • Support lab operations and maintain accurate and complete laboratory records, as needed

  • Effectively communicating and collaborating work efforts with other team members and communicating results to customers

What can you offer?


  • PhD. required with 0-2+ years of professional experience in fields of molecular biology or biotechnology or Master with 6-8 years of experience in the same fields

  • Experience in NGS workflows, library preparation, and the ability to implement new technologies

  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA extraction & purification, NGS library preparation & QC, PCR, qPCR

  • Strong familiarity with NGS data analysis and data interpretation is a plus


  • Adaptability; able to function effectively in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to use technical skills and good time management to perform work efficiently and meet project timelines

  • Ability to write and follow work instructions and standard operating procedures

  • Professional written and verbal communication

Success Factors:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail

  • Personable, efficient and a highly motivated professional with an internal drive to succeed

  • Time management: prioritize tasks to ensure that projects are completed by deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) and maintain detailed records

If you are interested in the positions, please send us your CV to
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