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Scientist - Flowcell Development, San Diego, CA

Scientist - Flowcell Development, San Diego, CA

Job Purpose:  We are seeking an enthusiastic scientist to support development of our consumables surface chemistry. The candidate will work closely with the consumables, biochemistry, systems integration, fluidics, and production teams to develop best-in-class DNA sequencing technology.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes for rapid and robust immobilization of DNA on a variety of surfaces and develop supporting coatings and surface chemistries.
  • Support development of characterization strategies to determine quality of DNA immobilization and surface coatings.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with biochemistry and engineering teams.
  • Manage vendors and/or contract firms.
  • Manage projects and provide guidance and mentorship to RAs and technicians.

Job Requirements:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Bio-Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years industry experience with surface-mediated biochemistry, immobilization of DNA and/or proteins.
  • Deep expertise in multiple of the following areas: bio-conjugation and functionalization, 2D and 3D coatings, and passivation strategies.
  • Experience with characterizing functionalized surfaces, biochemical assays, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with methods of DNA amplification and/or sequencing is a strong plus.
  • Experience with industrial product / process development and commercialization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated Self-Starter and Team Player. Thrives working in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Easily works independently as well as integrated into (or leading) a project team.

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