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Sr Scientist

Element Biosciences
San Diego, CA
Start date
Feb 26, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach

Job Details

At Element Biosciences, we are passionate about our mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Scientist who will play a pivotal role in designing, optimizing and validating reagents for next-generation sequencing. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about working cross-functionally in enzymology, biochemistry, and chemistry within NGS. We are looking for candidates with a solid background in molecular biology, biochemistry, photochemistry, or other related studies. Experience with experimental design, hands-on lab work, and data analysis is a must. This role will be a San Diego based role.

If you possess the following and want to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Development, optimization, and validation of workflows and reagents for next-generation sequencing applications to ensure high performance, specificity, and reproducibility.
  • Experimental design and execution of complex screens and DOE.
  • Expand and improve upon the core knowledge around company’s sequencing chemistry.
  • Operation of next-generation sequencers and sequencing data analysis.
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other R&D teams, Manufacturing, and Quality Control to ensure integration of reagents into the NGS workflow.
  • Propose and implement innovative and creative solutions to enhance product performance.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate documentation of experimental procedures, results, and protocols.
  • Prepare technical reports and present results to those within and outside of the department.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in reagent development or related field.
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques, including PCR and qPCR.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy is a plus.
  • Experience with NGS is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Frequently moves boxes weighing up to 20 pounds.


  • San Diego, CA


  • N/A

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Base Compensation Pay Range: $126,000 - $165,000

In addition to base compensation, you will be eligible for stock options, discretionary annual bonus, no cost health insurance plans, 401k with company match, and flexible paid time off. 

Please Note: Base compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


At Element Biosciences, our mission is to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. Our proprietary approach to improving the signal-to-noise ratio allows us to provide groundbreaking innovations in surface chemistry, instrumentation, and biochemistry to drastically decrease the run cost and capital cost while delivering high sequencing data quality. Founded in 2017, our headquarters is located in San Diego, California, with additional operations located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Company info
(619) 353-0300
10055 Barnes Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121

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