Sr. Scientist Assay Services at Mission Bio
South San Francisco, CA, US

Are you curious, driven, and collaborative? Do you want to work at one of the most innovative and impactful biotech companies in the Bay Area? Mission Bio’s Tapestri Precision Genomics Platform was #2 on the TheScientist’s 2018 Top 10 Innovations list. And single-cell sequencing, which we focus on, was voted Nature Methods Method of the Year 2019. Our mission is to enable our customers to eliminate cancer.

Mission Bio is a start-up providing the best-in-class solution for single-cell genomics, ranging from research to translational/clinical medicine. We are a small team that is growing rapidly, so this is an opportunity for a talented, driven individual to significantly impact the direction and success of an exciting young company. We are committed to diversity. If you are a collaborative, curious, hardworking professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive environment, we would love to meet you.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned)

The Assignment…

We are looking for a world class molecular biologist/genomics scientist to join the Assay and Services Team as Senior Scientist. The successful candidate will bring their knowledge of molecular biology, sample prep and NGS library prep techniques to play a key role to drive successful completion of custom multi-omics single cell projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May direct research associates in either a direct or matrix management arrangement.

What’s Required (QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The candidate should have

  1. A PhD in Genomics / Molecular Biology / Cell Biology / Biochemistry or associated fields with at 3+ years of industry or postdoctoral experience.
  2. A good understanding of general principles of chemistry and biochemistry.
  3. Experience with a range of genomic, molecular, and/and cellular biology techniques.
  4. Experience handling different sample types from mouse or human origin: fresh tissues, frozen tissues (OCT), FFPE, PBMCs or bone marrow.
  5. Experience working with NGS library prep protocols, genome editing; gene expression technologies such as arrays or real-time PCR.
  6. Experience with single-cell technology and/or microfluidics platforms would be a definite plus, but not required.
  7. Ability to work independently, design experiments and manage projects to ensure their on-time completion.
  8. Troubleshoot technical challenges to provide ‘white-glove’ support to customers projects.
  9. Knowledge of NGS methods and data analysis principles.
  10. Excellent skills in communication, documentation, organization and analysis.

Travel

n/a

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to focusing on detailed bench works. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and BSL2 lab.