Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health. 

We are looking for a highly motivated Scientist to join our team!

The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background in molecular biology as well as experience in NGS DNA amplification. The candidate will be a key part in the team that is responsible for improving performance while delivering highly robust workflows. Come be a part of the company with outstanding scientist and engineers who are working to revolutionize the genomics field.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Part of team driving Template Preparation Development for sequencing systems from sample through amplification
  • Method optimization, including molecular biology and overall workflow, NGS library prep, and nucleic acid amplification
  • Independently executes various molecular biology assays and experiments
  • Independently collects and analyzes data; communicates findings to scientific teams
  • Spends most of their working hours in the lab (90% lab work, 10% desk work)
  • Works in a multidisciplinary environment comprising biochemists, molecular biologists, and engineers to drive toward company goal

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • BS or MS degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, chemistry, or a closely related field.
  • BS plus 7+ years or an MS plus 5+ years of hands-on experience working in a molecular biology wet lab environment post-graduation is a must. 
  • Proficient and comfortable with the safe use of common molecular biology lab equipment.
  • Highly organized and has outstanding time/operation management abilities. Follows protocols and experimental instruction in greatest detail. Excellent communicator.
  • Fast learner with a strong sense of urgency, a can-do attitude. Loves and thrives in a fast paced and demanding startup environment.
  • Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge with NGS is preferred.

 

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