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Old 12-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Scientist/ Senior Scientist, Nucleic Acid Amplification (NGS)

Scientist/ Senior Scientist, Nucleic Acid Amplification, NGS Technologies will be responsible for development of novel, streamlined methods of nucleic acid processing and amplification compatible with Qiagen’s NGS workflows. In this role, Scientist/ Senior Scientist will focus on near and long term improvements to existing Gene Reader workflows as well as perform research on novel internal and external technologies which will expand the range of applications and capabilities supported by future NGS workflows/platforms. The position will have a key role in bringing innovative solutions to current and future NGS platforms and expanding the range of applications served by these platforms. Scientist/ Senior Scientist will be working closely with Sample Prep and Sequencing, NGS Technologies as well as Engineering, NGS Technologies to ensure seamless integration of novel technologies into QIAGEN’s NGS portfolio.

In this role Scientist/ Senior Scientist, Nucleic Acid Amplification, will:

Investigate and develop technologies and approaches (internal and external) to DNA and RNA libraries clonal amplification processes which significantly improve performance and capabilities of the Gene Reader workflow

Work closely with Sequencing Chemistry developers to migrate these improvements into the Gene Reader workflows

Evaluate external technologies and engage in external collaborations to bring novel technologies to QIAGEN’s NGS portfolio

Play a key role in the development of future improvements, technological advances in the QIAGEN NGS platform and expansion of intellectual property
Participate in collaborations with key external partners (industry and academia)

Mentor and develop staff

Deliver key insights into product application opportunities for the QIAGEN NGS platform


PhD/MS in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related fields
At least 5-10 years of relevant industry experience (NGS and adjacent technologies)

Experience with solid phase nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies

Experience with variety nucleic acid amplification and modification enzymes and schemes (i.e., PCR, RCA, LCR etc.)

Experience with diagnostic assay development and regulatory environment is a plus

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 development (DNA amplification, sample preparation, chemistry, instrumentation)

Very good troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Proven leadership and successful decision-making qualities

Strong technical writing and presentation skills

Moderate travel required (up to 10%)

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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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