Senior Scientist in Cell & Molecular Biology

Alphanumeric Group Inc.
San Carlos, California, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 22, 2021
Biology, Energy
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
We are seeking a Senior Scientist in Cell and Molecular Biology to join an interdisciplinary R&D team focusing on developing the first tools for massively parallel, integrated single cell phenotyping and genomics at the company's headquarters in San Carlos, CA.

The cell and molecular biologist will be responsible for developing novel sample preparation techniques for analyzing the transcriptional and genetic profiles of single cells in a high-throughput manner. The scientist will conduct R&D projects on various cell types and will work with external partners in academia and industry to pilot independent projects that validate these new approaches and enable new types of scientific questions to be asked.


  • Develop molecular biology approaches for single cells
  • Develop methods for long-duration phenotyping assays of various cell types inside microfluidic chips
  • Develop and troubleshoot phenotyping workflows including those analyzing single cell drug responses and cell-cell interactions
  • Develop and troubleshoot molecular biology workflows including cDNA synthesis, PCR, and primer design.
  • Develop and troubleshoot bioinformatics methods to analyze the sequencing results.
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team consisting of biologists, engineers and data scientists.

The ideal candidate is a creative and productive cell biologist with a strong background in single cell library preparation methods and next generation sequencing who will also assume a leadership role at our company. To submit an application, email your CV and contact info to Robert Sanders … 408-667-9400 - direct phone.

RequirementsRequired Skills
  • Recent M. S. or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology with 2+ years of relevant experience in a research or industry setting
  • Strong experience with molecular biology techniques: RT, PCR and NGS library preparation including RNA-seq and/or DNA-seq
  • Use of molecular biology techniques with low sample inputs, such as single cells.
  • Experience with NGS sequencing platforms including Illumina sequencing.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced start-up work environment with ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas, protocols and concepts with biologists, engineers and non-scientists.
  • Familiarity with tools to analyze NGS data and the ability to perform data management functions in Python or SQL not required, but will be given priority

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and protein expression systems
  • Experience with gene editing and related methods
  • Experience with cell based assays with image-based fluorescent readouts
  • Experience with RNA-seq with limited samples.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills to work well with scientists and engineers having widely divergent backgrounds.

  • It's a unique experience: Creativity and innovation grow the business, so a stimulating workspace is crucial.
  • You learn a lot : We place loads of responsibility on our employees. We'll hire you because of your skills, but we expect much more.
  • You help with everything at our startup: Often, it's work outside your job description, so opportunities for learning and growth abound. Founders and employees work together; there's no middle management, so you learn from the best.
  • Employees work without supervision:We expect you to make smart decisions and take responsibility for the consequences. Here, you have the opportunity to steer progress.
  • You can innovate: Startups need to grow fast. You have a license to show off your brilliance. We challenge you to deliver results with fresh designs and new concepts that capture consumer interest.
  • We're looking to break new ground: and dynamic energy drives progress at startups. Pride in growing our company and sharing in its ups and downs creates a tight-knit team… we hope that you will be a part of it.
  • The long-term benefits: include sharing in the spoils if the company thrives. That could mean a senior position and/or employee stock options
  • Job satisfaction: Here you share in the birth, growth, and success of the company. That's why it's an attractive career path for this generation.

If you want to belong to something special and recognized for your contributions… you need to come work with us!

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