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Staff Scientist (In situ / Spatial)

Singular Genomics

Singular Genomics

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

ABOUT SINGULAR GENOMICS

Singular Genomics is inventing at the forefront of genomics, one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. The commercially available G4® Sequencing Platform is a powerful, highly versatile benchtop genomic sequencer designed to produce fast and accurate results. In addition, the company is currently developing the G4X™ Spatial Sequencer, an upgrade to the G4, which will leverage Singular’s proprietary sequencing technology, applying it as an in situ readout for transcriptomics, proteomics and fluorescent H&E in tissue, with spatial context. Singular Genomics’ mission is to empower researchers and clinicians to advance science and medicine.

We foster a culture of creativity and technical excellence, both catalysts for innovation. We celebrate diversity, emphasize collaboration and, as we rapidly mature, we are constantly looking at ways we can do better for our people.

Our Headquarters are located on the Torrey Pines Mesa, in La Jolla, California at the center of the biotech hub. Our Manufacturing facility is in Sorrento Valley. This role reports to our HQ location.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We're looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented Staff Scientist with a proven track record of driving projects with innovative problem-solving and delivering impactful results. As a Staff Scientist on the R&D Spatial Research Applications Team, you will independently develop and optimize in situ molecular biology assays within an interdisciplinary team, engaging in hands-on research and customer-facing activities.

This role requires extensive expertise in molecular biology assay development, tissue processing and preferred experience with spatial biology assays/technologies and advanced imaging techniques. You will work closely with multidisciplinary teams and contribute to advancing our intellectual property and market-ready solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent a specific discipline and to add value outside the discipline at the Core Team Level - unsupervised
  • Primary role is to act as a technical expert decision maker, assimilating diverse information from many sources.
  • Execute on generating information that leads to or supports the decision-making process
  • Contributions expected to have large impact on corporate goals.
  • Experimental Planning, Execution, and Analysis: Design and conduct experiments to develop and optimize methods for mounting tissue samples, in situ molecular assays, and validating robustness.
  • Communication and Presentation: Collaborate with teams in chemistry, engineering, materials science, image analysis, and bioinformatics. Effectively communicate results across various levels of the organization through clear, cohesive, and compelling presentations.
  • Design optimal assays and ensure data aligns with project objectives for customer samples. Deliver timely and accurate results to meet client expectations and project timelines.
  • Literature and IP Advancement: Stay current on relevant literature and contribute to the development of intellectual property.

Qualifications:

  • Educational Background: Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field with at least 8+ years of industry or postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by a track record of exemplary scientific contributions.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex results clearly across interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, with outstanding customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills

Technical Expertise:

  • Proficient in molecular biology techniques (including method and reagent development), including NGS, nucleic acid analysis, and amplification methods.
  • Expertise in fluorescence microscopy, Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH), and handling tissue sections.
  • In-depth knowledge of spatial biology technologies and market landscape.

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of spatial transcriptomics, including assay development and data analysis.
  • Advanced skills in multiplexed protein imaging and tissue pathology.
  • Strong bioinformatic analysis skills commonly used in spatial biology with the ability to analyze data using a wide range of tools
  • Experience in immuno-oncology and tumor microenvironment research is highly desirable.

The estimated base salary range for this role based in the United States of America is: $121,700 - $165,500. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, an individual’s qualifications, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Should the level of the role change during the hiring process, the applicable salary range may be updated accordingly. Additionally, all employees are eligible for one of our variable cash programs (bonus or commission) and eligible roles may receive equity as part of the compensation package.

Singular Genomics is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Singular Genomics is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can provide their name and contact information to our Accommodations team at accommodationsrequest@singulargenomics.com. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

Please note: Singular Genomics does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Singular Genomics employees.