Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 19-RS-008


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


BGI/MGI/Complete Genomics is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows to participate in cutting-edge science and technology innovation. The Advanced Genomics Technology Lab of the BGI Innovation center has been recently established to promote the development of novel approaches to genome analysis. Join us in the building of devices and methods that will enable near perfect reference quality genome assemblies at a cost affordable to everyone in the world.  Research fellows will have many opportunities to publish their work and participate in conferences.  At the end of postdoc training, the candidates will have an opportunity to pursue full employment options.           


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work together with a team of in-house technical experts, come up with ideas and contribute to the execution of the ideas independently and collaboratively.

  • Perform DNA engineering activities including standard molecular biology enzymatic reactions, PCR, qPCR, DNA cloning and sub-cloning, site specific mutagenesis, synthetic biology, and sequencing.

  • Develop algorithms for improved mapping and variant calling and/or de novo assembly.

  • Work in a fast-paced industrial environment.

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer between California and Shenzhen teams. Willing to travel if needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degrees in the field of life sciences (biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, genetics, bio-engineering, bioinformatics, etc.).

  • Less than a year of work experience in the related field.

  • Demonstration of success in graduate school (e.g., high quality publications).


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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.  If you wish to work with Complete Genomics, please contact the Human Resources department at .

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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