Job ID: #9432

Scientist I (NGS)

Watertown, MA
Science Science
Research & Development

Located in Watertown, MA


Responsibilities of the Scientist I (NGS):

  • Responsible for assay development and NGS sequencing.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid purification, quantification, and PCR.
  • Plan, design, and execute complex experimental studies and meticulously record results in an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN).
  • Perform comprehensive data analysis, write detailed reports, and present summary findings in company meetings.
  • Analytically troubleshoot to determine critical process parameters and conduct assay optimization to maintain and/or improve high-quality results generation while driving cost and complexity down.


Requirements of the Scientist I (NGS):

  • PhD in Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with 0-2 years of relevant experience in academia or industry laboratory setting focused on NGS assay development.
  • Solid understanding of genetics with expertise in molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid purification, quantification, and PCR.
  • Experience with NGS, specifically library preparation and enrichment techniques.
  • Experience with additional sequencing chemistries, such as RNA sequencing is a plus.

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