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Industrial Postdoc - Molecular Biology

Clear Labs
San Carlos, CA
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences
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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


* Full medical, dental, vision insurance

* Onsite organic snacks

* Lunch onsite 5 days a week

* Unlimited Flexible Time Off

* Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

* Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)

* Short Term & Long Term Disability

* Training & Development

* Stock Option Plan
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