Scientist II - Chemistry Technology Development

Location
Pleasanton, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 03, 2019
Ref
1656491
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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)