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Old 12-08-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Sequencing Development Lead, NGS Technologies

The Sequencing Lead will be responsible for the development of sequencing chemistry related aspects of a QIAGEN next generation sequencing workflow. In this role the Sequencing Lead will lead a team of scientists and technical staff in a matrix role and be responsible to deliver all technical performance aspects of the sequencing process. Proactive interaction across different groups and departments is expected. We are looking for a skilled and motivated Lead with experience in managing a team and next-generation sequencing technologies.

The Sequencing Lead will:

Direct the development of all aspects of the sequencing segment of the NGS workflow, including chemistry, disposables, cooperate with hardware and software

Ensure that all development activities within this area are compliant with QIAGEN global product development procedures

Supervise the activities of a team of scientists and technical staff in a matrix management role

Deliver the required technical performance of the sequencing process according to specification, on time and within budget

Work collaboratively with other groups and departments (e.g. Operations department, Project Management) within the project to contribute to the successful development of the NGS workflow, from sample to insight

Mentor and develop staff under their direction (in matrix role)

Oversee experimental analysis to facilitate troubleshooting and development decision

Experience with product development under design control is preferred

Represent QIAGEN at scientific conferences and other outward facing events


PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields

Preferably 7+ years of relevant industry experience

Excellent understanding of the underlying technical principles of next generation sequencing chemistries and workflows, associated instrumentation platforms and data analysis and interpretation algorithms

Mandatory experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and product development with a documented record of success in the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics space

Strong management skills with a track record of increasing responsibilities and the management of groups in a matrix; international experience preferred

Very good troubleshooting, problem solving and organizational skills

Proven leadership and successful decision-making qualities

Strong technical writing and presentation skills

Strong intellectual property protection skills and patent record

Moderate travel required (up to 20%)

To apply, please follow the link below:

Qiagen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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