Director/Associate Director - Analytical Development
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 15, 2022
At Genapsys we are working to transform the human condition by
building an affordable, scalable genomic ecosystem that empowers
research and diagnostics. Powered by semiconductor chip-based
electronic sequencing technology, our platform will be a modular
and accessible system that will enable highly accurate, scalable,
and affordable sequencing for a variety of applications. We believe
in a world where every researcher and clinician can perform their
sequencing on-site, enabling easy and rapid access to actionable
insights based on genomic data. Join us and let's work together to
unlock universal access to genomic sequencing.
About The Role
The Director/Associate Director will help build a strong team to
develop analytical methods for a wide diversity of biological
molecules ranging from nucleotide analogues, small molecules,
polymers, and enzymes. The successful candidate will be expected to
scientifically lead the analytical team to develop and validate
analytical methods. A deep practical experience applying
chromatographic and spectroscopic methods such as NMR, FTIR,
UV/Vis/Fluorescence spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Mass
Spectroscopy to the detection, characterization, and quantification
of target compounds and impurity detection in complex biological
matrices is required. A working knowledge of developing analytical
methods for enzymes is also preferred. The role will be expected to
identify and bring in-house additional analytical technologies or
methods as needed. The position requires the ability to
concurrently manage multiple projects that require the development
and application of analytical methods for characterizing and QC'ing
materials generated in house or externally.
Once the methods are established, the role will be working across
the organization to establish manufacturing tolerances, perform
guard banding studies and help establish specifications for a
number of key compounds. The position will be based on RWC site
(non-remote) and will be reporting directly to the Vice President
of Reagent Development and will be working closely with a
multidisciplinary team including the Senior Director of Chemistry,
Senior Director of Reagent Development, and Associate Director of
Sequencing as well as a variety of contract manufacturers, You will
be part of a close-knit team of people who are focused, driven, and
willing to do whatever it takes to keep the department running.
This is a very exciting time to join our growing Genapsys team as
the technology is rapidly scaling and approaching market
Primary Responsibilities (include But Are Not Limited To)
Fundamental understanding in chromatographic and spectroscopic
methods such as HPLC, GPC, NMR, FTIR, UV/Vis/Fluorescence
spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and ability to
apply that knowledge to the characterization of chemical compounds
Must-Have hands-On experience developing analytical methods/assays
to identify gaps in our analytical methods and either bring them
in-house or work with outside analytical companies to expand our
Must-Have hands-on experience developing and validating analytical
methods/assays and the ability to apply that knowledge to establish
quantitative assays for a variety of enzymes.
Apply the analytical methods for establishing the identity and
purity of raw materials generated both in-house and externally.
Apply the analytical methods and participate in guard banding
studies to establish purity requirements in order to ensure
performance on Genapsys' sequencing platform
Apply the analytical methods and participate in studies to
establish shelf-life of the raw materials as well as final product
Once specifications and methods are established, transfer the
information to the Quality Department and relevant external
Apply root-cause-analysis and FMEA fundamental concepts for all
reagent material issues.
Communicate results effectively to stakeholders, external vendors,
and other interested parties.
Create and Write methods and SOPs
Record, analyze and interpret experimental results.
Document results in technical reports and present data at team
PhD degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or
Strong hands on technical experience in establishing and validating
analytical methods such as HPLC, GPC, GC-MS, MS, NMR,
Hands-on experience developing quantitative assays for enzymes is
5 - 10 years industrial experience working with and applying
analytical methods to establish product specifications.
At least 5 years managing, training and mentoring junior staff.
Success and interest in contributing to a diverse
Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to
manage projects independently.
Strong technical writing skills and experience writing SOPs
The ideal candidate will possess a high level of independence,
while being able to seek out others in a collaborative spirt to
achieve department goals and further our corporate mission.
Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and adaptable to fast-paced,
dynamic work environments and shifting demands.
Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral
communication of technical material.
Scrappy, willing to pitch in where needed.
Passion for making a difference in the world.
Able to work effectively in a matrix organization.
What we offer (US based-employees)*:
Competitive compensation and generous stock options.
Comprehensive, industry-leading medical, dental and vision benefits
for employees and dependents.
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care,
public transportation and parking expenses.
401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution.
Free daily catered gourmet lunches and snacks.
For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life
insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
Work with driven and enthusiastic colleagues in a fast-paced and
entrepreneurial environment, the opportunity to work on problems
that matter in a highly collaborative environment.
At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to
work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis;
unfortunately, we cannot provide visa sponsorship.
A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is
an integral part of Genapsys' culture. We actively welcome people
of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work.
Join us and help us achieve our mission!
Genapsys has a robust COVID-19 prevention plan in order to keep our
team members as safe as possible. This plan includes a requirement
that all employees, contractors and visitors are fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 (or receive an approved medical or religious
exemption) prior to working on site at any Genapsys location.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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