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Scientist/Senior Scientist – Product Development

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Changing the definition of sequencing isn’t just our tagline – it’s a commitment to game-changing advances in the field of genomics. 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.

Scientist/Senior Scientist – Product Development

10x Genomics is looking for an outstanding scientist to join its Chemistry group. This individual will work across disciplines to stress test and ensure our products meet the highest quality of standards.  They will meticulously execute and troubleshoot experiments that will include sample preparation, cell handling, RT-PCR, PCR, library preparation, sequencing, and other routine molecular biology techniques. They will also analyze data and assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations and reports, and maintain detailed experiment documentation.

Individuals applying for this position must be highly motivated, with exceptional attention to detail, thrive in a fast paced environment and communicate effectively. They must be able to work both independently and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, and be willing to shift focus between a variety of projects.

Exceptional consideration will be given to individuals whose molecular understanding of complex NGS problems has led to fundamental advancements in existing technologies and/or the successful launch of commercial products.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead in the design, implementation and verification of assays and chemistries that support the development of applications and protocols for 10x Genomics’ Single Cell and Genome solutions
  • Develop a deep understanding of the interplay between chemistry, molecular biology and microfluidics to support assay development, root cause analysis and process optimization
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific materials and other marketing collateral such as demonstrated datasets and protocols and application notes
  • Productive execution of well thought out experiments, accurate recording of results along with in-depth analysis and reporting of these results
  • Interpret data and develop methods for data analysis


Required Skills and Background

  • A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • 3+ years’ relevant experience developing or testing successful products in life science applications, such a DNA sequencing, PCR or other nucleic acid based technologies
  • Experience in a wide-variety of molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis and manipulation including DNA and RNA purification, amplification, qPCR, RT-PCR
  • Experience developing or modifying assays for the preparation of NGS libraries
  • Demonstrated proficiency in cell handling techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent organization, communication, and documentation skills
  • Desire to take products and processes to the next level at a rapidly evolving organization with compelling technology


Desired Skills and Background

  • Generating biological data at the level of single cells by NGS, ddPCR, array CGH or related techniques
  • Experience working with droplet-based assays
  • Demonstrated ability to modify existing assays schemes to address new measurement challenges
  • Experience in the analysis and interpretation of complex data sets
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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics, Inc.
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