Research Scientist

NuGEN Technologies is looking for a talented and creative experimental scientist to join our R&D team. The ideal candidate will be an innovator with exceptional research skills who is highly motivated to make high impact, novel contributions. Join us and be part of the team that continues to deliver innovative and enabling genomics solutions to the scientific community.

Position is located in San Carlos, California and reports to the Director of Research. Please send inquiries and updated resume to

28 Aug 2017

Role and Responsibilities

  • Maintains broad knowledge of principles and theories related to new and emerging technologies
  • Develops novel concepts and designs and executes laboratory research to achieve feasibility goals
  • Works with outside collaborators on pre-commercial products and product concepts
  • Ensures timely transfer of new technologies and products for downstream development
  • Presents data and concepts at both internal and external meetings (as needed)


  • PhD in molecular biology related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of industry experience in a life sciences company preferred. Exceptional academic researchers may be considered.
  • Experience with enzyme stabilization and/or lyophilization
  • Experience with enzyme kinetics and activity assays
  • Experience with protein evolution and rational design
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing
  • Demonstrated track record of creativity and innovation
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving skills
  • Bioinformatics/data analysis experience a plus