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Industrial Postdoc - Molecular Biology

Clear Labs
San Carlos, California, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
We are seeking an outstanding researcher to join the ranks of a fast-growing startup in the biotech industry. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, innovative R&D team and will have opportunities to work on developing technologies that will have immediate commercial impact. They will contribute towards the experimental design, execution and analysis of novel nucleic acid assays.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Originate new innovative ideas in the area of multiplex-PCR, next-generation sequencing and sample preparation for diverse sample food, environmental and clinical samples
  • Design and execute experiments, analyze results, and report conclusions
  • Assume ownership of key projects and perform prerequisite tasks independently
  • Demonstrate proof-of-principle for each novel approach and rapidly transition through product development culminating with a solution that is scalable
  • Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance
  • Be a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member
  • Conduct clear and concise communication with colleagues and supervisors through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings
  • Maintain a detailed record of all research avenues pursued
  • Demonstrate flexibility without compromising productivity

  • PhD in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry or microbiology
  • At least one first author publication stemming from doctoral work
  • Strong analytical skills, hypothesis-driven, quantitative frame of mind
  • Four years experience in wet-lab experimentation with deep understanding of different molecular biology tools
  • Strong background in microbiology, genetics, genomics and a solid understanding of PCR-based and NGS-based assays
  • Familiarity and adequate skills in bioinformatics and data analysis tools
  • Ability to meticulously execute complex experimental designs, analyze large data sets and interpret results (by way of statistics when applicable).
  • Capacity to articulate concise reports that convey key findings
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Appreciation for elegant solutions
  • Well-mannered laser focused individual who values innovation and productization

  • Full medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Onsite organic snacks
  • Lunch onsite 5 days a week
  • Unlimited Flexible Time Off
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Stock Option Plan

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