Eureka Genomics

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Scientist, Probe Creation
Location: Hercules, California
Position type: Full-time/Regular
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a business developing genotyping methods that will revolutionize the field? Eureka Genomics is a vibrant, highly interactive 18-person biotech company focused on developing innovative genotyping products and services utilizing next generation sequencing devices.
As a scientist in Probe Creation you will contribute your experience to a team developing diagnostic tests based on focused next generation sequencing. You are looking for an opportunity to impact the future and enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced workplace with shifting priorities and tight deadlines as the company races to product placement. The role requires a unique combination of domain knowledge, attention to details, probe design, content development and staying abreast of regulatory policies and guidelines associated with clinical NGS and competitor activities.
About the Job:

Eureka Genomics has developed a new technology that uses Next Generation Sequencing to quickly and cost-effectively generate genotype data. This technology is being used in specific applications ranging from drug resistant tuberculosis, to ADME, to oncology, to bovine respiratory viruses. These projects need a data scientist to (1) distill the information on known nucleic acid biomarkers into genetic sequences and apply known probe/primer design software to create the in silico probe sequences for the research team to test and (2) prepare product description documents rationalizing the biomarker selection in the tests for the product development and sales/marketing teams to use in product specifications. Eureka Genomics anticipates developing tests for 20+ indications. The successful applicant will be responsible for the upfront content, the in silico probe/primer design and the back end description of the known biomarkers included in each test.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to quickly advance projects
  • Utilize internal and external probe/primer design softwares for the in silico creation of relevant sequences for commercially viable diagnostic kits/panels or services.
  • Balance technical desires with practical constraints
  • Ensure that content corresponds to market need
  • Source biological samples, as needed
  • Assist in the creation of product message and marketing/sales collateral.
  • Participate in new product launches
  • May act as a technical advisor for specific products
  • Stay current on competitor activities, new opportunities, market threats, define differentiators
  • Develop and drive internal initiatives to better address the genotyping needs of the market.
  • Be highly committed, compatible with both research and product development and deliver results in a fast paced environment.
  • Occasional travel (once/quarter).
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • MAF, Allele A, breakpoints, hybridization, multiplex, amplification and CNV are commonly used in your conversations
  • MS or PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or related field
  • Experience in technical writing (reports, publications, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of genotyping assays and established or emerging molecular biology methods for nucleic acid analysis (hybridization, labeling, bDNA, PCR, etc)
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting variations in sequence data extracted from literature and from the public in silico genome databases
  • Experience with Primer3 and dbSNP and at least three of Primaclade, GeneFisher2, MuPlex, OligoWiz2.0, IDT OligoAnalyzer 3.0, RTPrimer DB, etc.
  • Excellent literature search and summarizing skills
  • Must be detailed oriented, innovative and highly motivated.
  • Ability to accommodate client timelines
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple projects efficiently and on time
  • Ability to quickly absorb new and complex information
  • Basic knowledge of next generation sequencing technologies
  • Basic experience with product commercialization
  • Experience in or an interest in marketing should be highlighted

Compensation: Eureka Genomics provides a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter describing why you want to be involved in developing new genotyping tests to: with "Probe Creation" in the subject line.

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