Industrial Postdoc – Molecular Biology

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Company :
Clear Labs

Location :
San Carlos, California

Expiry Date :
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
We are seeking an outstanding researcher to join the ranks of a fast-growing startup in the biotech industry. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, innovative R&D team and will have opportunities to work on developing technologies that will have immediate commercial impact. He/she will contribute towards the experimental design, execution and analysis of novel nucleic acid assays. This position is a temp-to-hire, contingent on performance and company dynamics.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

* Originate new innovative ideas in the area of multiplex-PCR, next-generation sequencing and sample preparation for diverse sample food, environmental and clinical samples
* Design and execute experiments, analyze results, and report conclusions
* Assume ownership of key projects and perform prerequisite tasks independently
* Demonstrate proof-of-principle for each novel approach and rapidly transition through product development culminating with a solution that is scalable
* Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance
* Be a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member
* Conduct clear and concise communication with colleagues and supervisors through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings
* Maintain a detailed record of all research avenues pursued
* Demonstrate flexibility without compromising productivity


* PhD in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry or microbiology
* At least one first author publication stemming from doctoral work
* Strong analytical skills, hypothesis-driven, quantitative frame of mind
* Four years experience in wet-lab experimentation with deep understanding of different molecular biology tools
* Strong background in microbiology, genetics, genomics and a solid understanding of PCR-based and NGS-based assays
* Familiarity and adequate skills in bioinformatics and data analysis tools
* Ability to meticulously execute complex experimental designs, analyze large data sets and interpret results (by way of statistics when applicable).
* Capacity to articulate concise reports that convey key findings
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
* Appreciation for elegant solutions
* Well-mannered laser focused individual who values innovation and productization


Unlimited PTO

Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance

Lunch onsite 5 days a week

High quality snacks and beverages