Scientist II - Chemistry Technology Development

Pleasanton, CA, United States
Jun 03, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an outstanding Scientist to join our 10x Genomics team to work on next-generation product development.

This is a unique cross-disciplinary chemistry position that will require working closely with a variety of other disciplines including: Molecular Biology, Microfluidics, Computational Biology and Consumable Process Development. The ideal candidate will have a broad working knowledge of chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology and the capability of applying this know-how creatively/independently within a fast-paced work environment. Individuals applying for this position must be highly motivated self-starters, action driven, collaborative, have exceptional attention to detail, be flexible in shifting focus between a variety of projects as required, communicate effectively, and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake the technical development of chemical & chemical engineering solutions across internal and customer facing projects
  • Integrate custom chemistries into new and/or existing workflows
  • Build deep and fundamental chemical understanding of reactions and physical process that occur within our products and their associated workflows
  • Undertake paper studies and basic exploration of new scientific or product concepts to determine their feasibility
  • Establish analytical assays for product and component characterization
  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams to translate novel technological advances from R&D to elegant and robust commercial product lines
  • Productive execution of well thought out experiments, accurate recording of results along with in-depth analysis and reporting of these results
  • Take crazy chemistry ideas and make them work!

Required Skills and Background
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Bioengineering.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in chemistry development for life science products and applications
  • Proven ability to integrate a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines
  • Methods development capability for a broad range of standard techniques as well as ability to develop novel methods based on the requirements of the project
  • Experienced in the analysis and interpretation of complex data sets
  • Exceptionally strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, with a compelling technology, and taking products and processes to the next level

Desired Skills and Background
  • Experience with droplet microfluidics including: microparticle synthesis, biomolecule encapsulation dynamics, and droplet unit operations.
  • Microarray development experience as demonstrated by the launch of successful array-based product lines
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement complex multi-step assay schemes.
  • Experience with microscopy, quantitative fluorescence imaging and high-speed imaging.
  • Knowledge in programming (Python, R, Excel macros etc.)
  • Understanding and experience with next-generation sequencing workflows and data analysis
  • Ability to perform under pressure and adapt to changes (e.g., priorities and timelines)