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Principal Scientist, Sequencing Biochemistry

Company: Genapsys
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

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 Scientist, Sequencing Biochemistry will have a major impact on the development of our core technologies and will help define the next generation of Genapsys products. This is a particularly exciting time to be at Genapsys as our technology is rapidly scaling and approaching market adoption.

Responsibilities
Characterize novel nucleotide triphosphate conjugate properties including sequencing performance, polymerase interaction and non-specific interactions with proteins and surfaces using PAGE, capillary electrophoresis, and Genapsys sequencing instruments
Develop improved sequencing reagents including novel nucleotide triphosphate conjugates
Lead the team of scientists and research associates to design, perform and analyze the experiments to characterize new sequencing chemistries
Help drive productivity increases through technological insights, exceptional time management skills and a 'can do' approach to the challenges at hand
Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary organization

Qualifications
PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related fields with 8+ years industrial or academic experience
Knowledge of standard nucleic acid techniques, PCR/ isothermal amplification, and molecular biology assay development
Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, and efficiency at getting tasks done in time
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with DNA sequencing workflow
Familiarity with DNA polymerase structure and function
Familiarity with existing DNA sequencing technologies
Familiarity with novel nucleotide triphosphate conjugates
Familiarity with sequencing raw and processed data
Familiarity with statistical methods for experimental analysis

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 hr@genapsys.com if you have any questions.

Keywords: Genapsys, Redwood City , Principal Scientist, Sequencing Biochemistry, Other , Redwood City, California

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