Genomics Assay Development Lead/Principal Scientist
Posted on 3/26/2023
Volta Labs

11-50 employees

Sequencing technology agnostic platform
Company Overview
Volta Labs was spun out of MIT in 2018 with the simple mission of building biological automation from the ground up.
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • Strong technical proficiency with a background in molecular biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related field
  • Capability of guiding team through the complete product development phases
  • Highly collaborative and able to work well within multidisciplinary teams
  • Innovative in overcoming technical challenges
  • Self-motivated and strong problem-solving ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge and experience in experimental design and in verification / validation of experimental design, statistical data analysis and interpretation
  • Familiar with NGS data analysis, Bioinformatics knowledge and skills are preferred
  • Detail-oriented in training research assistants
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment with rapidly changing priorities: proactive team player who thinks ahead, plans, and suggests solutions
  • You are a continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset
  • PhD in Bioengineering, cellular and/or molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related discipline
  • 7+ years' industry experience, preferably in product development with emphasis on NGS library assays
  • Extensive experience in nucleic acid process and manipulation, NGS assays, library prep workflows, and sequencing platforms, etc
  • Demonstrated experience leading a technical team/project, or serving on a cross-functional development team
  • Experience with instrument and platform development is preferred
  • Lead technical development of NGS sample prep workflows on Volta's platform and taking them through commercialization
  • Independently design, plan, and carry out experiments, perform in-depth data analysis, and present results and conclusions for internal review
  • Use expertise and systematic problem-solving methods to troubleshoot and solve complex development issues
  • Independently define and plan project goals, design experiments and achieve them with the help of the team
  • Responsible for the management and professional development of a team of researchers
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to coordinate priorities, deliverables, and timelines for development projects
  • Maintain scientific and technical expertise through familiarity with scientific literature, attending conferences, and keeping up to date with latest technology developments. The team will lean heavily on you as a resource and a technical expert