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Executive Assistant, Research & Development

Location: Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at


Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

Executive Assistant - R&D

As the Executive Assistant to the R&D organization, you are part of the foundation of 10x. You will anticipate the needs of our R&D leaders and team, help them stay focused, resolve issues before they arise, and go the extra mile. The ideal candidate is adept at managing multiple priorities and can communicate with all levels within the organization.  Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, passionate, energetic, agile, and organized in performing a full range of administrative and executive supportive duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Research & Development VPs, department, and the Program Management team
  • Support approximately 4 executives and R&D team members
  • Support Program Management team to update dashboards and publish reports
  • Support Product Development Process (PDP) by following up on signatures, schedules, and reporting
  • Schedule meetings, prioritize appointments as needed
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, both domestic/international
  • Manage incoming calls, respond to inquires
  • Prepare, reconcile, and track expense reports
  • Manage R&D team meetings, events and catering
  • Build efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help define new strategies


Job Requirements

  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Google applications, Google Calendar, and DocuSign
  • Detail oriented with ability to work independently and prioritize workload
  • Highly organized and self-starter
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • A team focused attitude
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands

 Required Skills and Background

  • 4-6 years administrative experience with 1 year of direct executive support experience or similar performing an array of administrative tasks
  • BA/BS degree preferred or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience across discipline a plus
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer knowledge and practical experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Google applications, Google Calendar, DocuSign
  • Passion for the Life Sciences industry

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics
7068 Koll Center Parkway,
Suite 401
Pleasanton, CA 94566
+1 925 401 7300
+1 800 709 1208

San Francisco, CA

10x Genomics
160 Spear St.,
Suite 1130
San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 925 401 7300
+1 800 709 1208

Leiden, The Netherlands

10x Genomics B.V.
Crown Business Center Key Point II,
Schipholweg 103,
2316 XC Leiden,
The Netherlands
+31 (20) 888 6622

Stockholm, Sweden

Spatial Transcriptomics,
Part of 10x Genomics, Inc
Södra Fiskartorpsvägen 15C,
114 33 Stockholm,


10x Genomics Pte Ltd
Science Park 2,
20 Science Park Road,
#02-32A/33 Teletech Park,
Singapore 117674

Shanghai, China

10x Genomics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
2421, Cloud 9 International Plaza,
No 1018 Changning Road,
Shanghai, 200042 China

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