Scientist / Senior Scientist, Reagent Development

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 22-PD-015


Job Title: Scientist / Senior Scientist, Reagent Development

Reports To: Senior Manager, Reagent Development

Department: Product Development

Location: San Jose, CA


Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a role as Scientist/Senior Scientist to join the Reagent Development team. The successful candidate will demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with other team members as well as with other inter-department stake holders.  The candidate will support efforts to develop, validate, and launch new NGS library prep products and sequencing kits. The candidate will also participate the effort solving the problems that customer facing.



  • Develop new NGS library prep and Sequencing workflows for Complete Genomics’ sequencing platform.
  • Trouble shooting the problems for NGS. Design and conduct experiments to determine underlying reaction mechanisms, cause and effect, failure modes, and optimization of the workflow and experimental setup.
  • Design and execute experiment plans to demonstrate technical feasibility.
  • Overcome technical difficulties with creative ideas.
  • Design and execute new product verification and validation plans.
  • Support new product tech transfer activities as needed.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Plan and execute experiments, in-depth analysis, reporting of these results through documentation, presentations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, related field.
  • Hands-on experimental experience in molecular biology. Preferrable in genomics, or enzymology.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot failures through experimental design and execution.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills to manage multidisciplinary projects.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and execute priorities and timelines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with customer. Experience in Sequencing-based technology development.
  • Deep understanding of a wide variety NGS library preparation workflows.
  • Proven ability to write SOPs and train others to successfully perform the work.



Complete Genomics offers its eligible employees and their dependents (including domestic partners) a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Complete Genomics contributes to the benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Commuter Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year



Complete Genomics is a US subsidiary of MGI Tech Co., Ltd. (MGI) that is committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science through intelligent innovation. Our core technologies include molecular biology, biochemistry, lab automation instruments for automated biological sample preparation, rapid wet chemical processing, and high density, low distortion optical measurements.

Founded in 2016, MGI has more than 1000 employees, nearly half of whom are R&D personnel. MGI operates in over 26 countries and regions and has established multiple research and production bases around the world. Through its innovative technology, MGI has the ambitious vision to enable effective and affordable healthcare solutions for all.


Complete Genomics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resume to our website, employees or Human Resources. 

Complete Genomics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Complete Genomics and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Complete Genomics has the sole discretion to determine with whom we will enter into a contract.


Complete Genomics provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, veteran or uniformed service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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