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    Opportunity: Head of Next Generation Sequencing @ A fun and dynamic organization -- Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Saturday, April 13, 2019



    A fun and dynamic organization in Boston are working with us exclusively to fill a crucial position on their senior leadership team. This role is for a Head of Next Generation Sequencing, suitable for a Director-VP level candidate with extensive people and project management skills who understands genomics and NGS, from a wet-lab and computational perspective would be ideal.

    The Head of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) will have oversight of a talented team of computational biologists, bioinformaticians and engineers of diverse qualities and capabilities. We are looking for someone with a proven background managing large, multi-disciplinary teams as this group plans to grow steadily over the next 1-2 years.

    The current team offers a diverse portfolio of sequencing applications including fully automated DNA sequencing, de novo genome assembly, RNA and microRNA sequencing on the Illumina, Oxford Nanopore, and 10X Genomics instruments. We want to speak to someone who enjoys pushing new ideas, using new technology, developing innovative approaches and who can make an impact in people development.


    • Architect the strategic vision and road map of research and development internal to the NGS Team and across team interfaces
    • Oversee the development, scale-up, and refinement of high-throughput, automated sequencing workflows and services
    • Grow, maintain, and manage NGS services and coordinate special projects for internal collaborators
    • Coordinate multidisciplinary work across Foundry teams, including Software and Automation
    • Provide technical expertise toward the design and execution of experiments to support program team objectives
    • Onboard new genomics technologies and workflows to expand platform capabilities
    • Execute on special projects externally, as required


    • PhD in biology, molecular biology, genetics, or related field
    • 5-10 years of experience in managing NGS teams, from a biotech or academia
    • Excellent people and product management skills
    • High-level expertise in project management
    • Ability to mentor technical team members and empower them to excel
    • Exposure to laboratory automation processes
    • Ability to remain poised and flexible while engaging in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong capability of addressing emergent needs, while maintaining focus on long-term strategic goals
    • High-level ability to adapt to change and prioritize multiple responsibilities


    This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-established organization with multi-million dollar budgets to advance genetic engineering across every scientific discipline. They pride their dynamic, start-up environment, working together to maintain the same culture that developed more than 10 years ago. There is a clear, structured approach to career development here, and people are encouraged to develop themselves.


    Please don't hesitate to contact Jade to arrange a discussion, you can apply to this advert or send your resume through to jpage[at]

    Keywords: Genetic Engineering, NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, Research & Development, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Technology, Boston, Cambridge, United States

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