Product Development Scientist

NuGEN Technologies is looking for a talented molecular biologist to join our R&D team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and participating in the development of innovative solutions for our genomics products portfolio.

Position is located in San Carlos, California and reports to Vice President of R&D. No relocation available. Please send inquiries and updated resume to

18 Jan 2018

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with a cross-functional team to define requirements, specifications and timelines for new product development
  • Coordinate activities for custom products development
  • Design, execute and analyze experiments to demonstrate feasibility and determine optimal assay and process conditions; develop and validate experimental protocols
  • Work as part of a team to evaluate and qualify reagent resourcing, establish and validate tests to assess product performance, and transfer new products into manufacturing
  • Analyze and present data internally and to the outside scientific community
  • Develop, maintain, and continuously improve product development processes and protocols


  • PhD in Molecular Biology or related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years industry experience commercializing products for life sciences applications required
  • Strong experience with Next Generation Sequencing and related technologies required
  • Broad experience in standard molecular biology techniques including PCR, qPCR, and microarrays preferred
  • Experience with DOE


  • Highly motivated and enjoy working as part of a team
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively
  • Thorough and detail-oriented with good judgment in experimental design and analysis
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor technical colleagues