Senior Scientist, Systems Integration, Sequencing

United States, California, Santa Clara


Roche Sequencing, Santa Clara is developing nanopore sequencing technology to making genetic testing easy, reliable and affordable. We are creating a revolutionary, low cost, portable, DNA/RNA reader that can be used to improve the lives of people in a wide variety of applications including the timely screening of newborns for diseases and the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases.

Roche is looking for a motivated and team-oriented individual who is passionate about revolutionary sequencing technology. As a Senior Scientist you will become an expert on the theory and operation of the new Roche Single Molecule Sequencing platform and help take the machine from an advanced proof of principle to a production ready laboratory instrument. Working at the intersection of HW, SW, and chemistry, the candidate will be responsible for planning, executing and analyzing experiments to characterize system performance. The candidate must be self-motivated and able to work well in a team environment
Job Requirements:
  • Ph.D. degree in the physical sciences or engineering preferred
  • Extensive understanding of biochemistry, engineering, physics or related discipline
  • At least 3 years in an industry setting with experience performing thorough Verification and Validation product testing
  • Prior experience working with sequencing, single molecule, or microfluidic analysis systems highly desired
  • Previous experience in enzyme engineering and/or channel biology desired
  • Some computer scripting skills required (Python preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The candidate should be passionate and self-motivated with a strong desire to acquire on-the-job training
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and across scientific disciplines is essential