Industrial Post-Doc

Clear Labs Menlo Park , CA 94025

Posted 7 months ago

We are seeking a multi-disciplinary, creative and driven scientist/engineer to join our dynamic start-up. The successful candidate will be involved in researching and developing novel scalable procedures for different steps of a complex targeted NGS assay and subsequently automating them on a standard robotic liquid handling platform.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel scalable methods for target cell/DNA/RNA capture, isolation, enrichment/concentration from liquid samples
  • Collaborate with scientists & engineers to automate the methods on standard liquid handling platforms
  • Design, implement, analyze and present experiments to demonstrate feasibility of new methods and efficiently move products through pipeline up to and including transfer to manufacturing and scale up
  • Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance
  • Be both a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member
  • Document and organize data and findings and prepare technical reports, white papers and presentations
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues (cross-functional) and supervisors through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings


  • PhD in Molecular biology, Bio engineering, Cell biology, Genomics, Microbiology or related field with strong publication record
  • At least 2 years of lab experience leading technical projects independently in a rigorous academic or industrial setting is preferred
  • Strong background in molecular assay procedures and automation methods
  • High level of proficiency in data analysis and data visualization methods such as R, Python, Data Studio, etc.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing and multiplex PCR methods is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan experiments, analyze data sets, interpret results, troubleshoot experiments, prepare reports and present results
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, organized individual with a strong desire to innovate/develop new products. Desire to be a part of a fast-paced dynamic research and development environment.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • 4 hot meals / week
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