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Research Scientist


We have an opening on our assay development team for a skilled research scientist who has experience with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). The assay development team designs and develops fully-automated, high-throughput next generation sequencing-based genetic tests from concept through commercial launch.  Our team strives to create a highly collaborative environment, with an emphasis on cross-functional projects and teams.  We are constantly assessing and integrating cutting-edge technology into our laboratory and development process. You will play a key role in early development work on new assays and features to move toward our goal to make affordable and comprehensive genetic testing a reality.

Requirements and Desired Skills

  • The ideal candidate will require minimal scientific guidance beyond project goals and can design/execute experiments independently
  • Extensive molecular biology experience
  • Understanding of human genetics, particularly classes of genetic variation and their intersections with cutting edge molecular technologies
  • Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. with at least 2 years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize processes and/or complex reactions
  • Experience designing and optimizing genetic assays
  • Experience with and understanding of high throughput sequencing instruments (Illumina, PacBio)
  • Exquisite attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to multitask and operate in a dynamic environment
  • Preferred: Assay or technology development experience
  • Preferred: Experience with high throughput liquid handlers
  • Preferred: Performing analysis of large genetic data sets, use and understanding of common NGS analysis toolkits (gatk, bedtools, samtools), Unix, R, Python
  • Location: SF (5 days/week)

Invitae envisions a world in which genomic sequencing routinely informs lifelong health care decisions. We provide comprehensive, rapid, and affordable genome sequencing and clinically relevant interpretations of genomic data. We are committed to enabling the utilization of genomic data in order to improve health, catalyze scientific and medical research, and contribute to improved outcomes for everyone.

Invitae is an open, title ­free company that operates as a meritocracy. We focus intently on our ability to deliver reliable solutions that contribute to improving people's lives. We ruthlessly eliminate overhead and policies that interfere with productivity. We have excellent benefits.

Our new San Francisco location is in the Potrero Hill/Mission area. We also have offices in Palo Alto and Oakland.

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