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Sr. Scientist, NGS/Applications (Molecular Biology)

Encodia, Inc.
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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We are looking for a passionate and driven Senior Scientist to join the NGS/Applications group. The Senior Scientist will work on development and optimization of assays and NGS technologies, as well as cross-functionally to solve multi-disciplinary challenges. The ideal candidate will have hands-on lab experience in molecular biology and NGS techniques and experience in working in cross-functional groups.

Job Description
  • Independently lead, plan, design, coordinate and execute studies though all phase of the NGS development process
  • Build cross-functional relationships to effectively solve multi-disciplinary challenges
  • Own the implementation of assays and collaborate cross functionally to develop and improve essential workflows
  • Identify problems, investigate alternatives and recommend possible courses of action
  • Develop exceptional written experimental designs, and detailed protocols
  • Maintain a detailed lab notebook, develops and assists with production of SOPs
  • Present results/outputs and contributes ideas to improve team processes
  • Provide technical mentorship for junior team members

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or closely related field with 3+ years or relevant industry experience or MS with +9 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong technical background in molecular biology and NGS
  • Extensive hands-on experience in NGS based assay development including sample preparation, library preparation, sequencing
  • Experience with protein purification techniques highly desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Versatility, flexibility, proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to interpret, troubleshoot, and optimize experimental parameters
  • Team player with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a fast-paced team environment.

Highly Desirable
  • Technical team and/or project leadership experience
  • Experience with customer interfacing
  • Single cell technologies, working with biological samples
  • Experience with working in cross-functional teams
  • Experience with liquid handlers

Encodia requires all on-site employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination at time of hire. This requirement extends to candidates for employment in order to participate in on-site interviews. Any candidate who is unable to meet the requirement may participate virtually in the interview process. As required by applicable law, the Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations from this vaccine requirement where they do not cause Encodia undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. Please let us know if you require a vaccination accommodation and a member of our Human Resources team will contact you.


Encodia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package including medical plans, dental insurance, vision plans, LTD, paid vacation, and a stock plan.

We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Encodia requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their start date. We will reasonably accommodate employees who cannot get vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs to the extent that any such accommodation does not pose an undue hardship for the company.
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