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Job: Junior/Senior Genomics Molecular Biologist, Celldom, Durham, NC

General Information

Job title:
Junior/Senior Genomics Molecular Biologist
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Commensurate with education, experience, and fit. Contract-to-Hire, or Full-Time are possibilities.
Job category:
Documentation & Technical Writing
Process Development
Product Development
Project Management
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a talented, high energy, tech savvy, self-motivated innovator to join our company as a major contributor to our growth as a scientist in single cell analysis product development. Daily work using Illumina sequencing equipment such as MiSeq, NextSeq, and NovaSeq. Candidates passionate about high impact research with an interest in startups will be best positioned for the role. We will provide a generous compensation package, including vested equity, to a self-motivated, natural problem solver willing to work in a growing startup company looking to transition into revenue generation in 2019. There are up to two positions available, with one open for a junior applicant, as well as one opening for a senior applicant.

Company: Celldom is developing next generation, high throughput single cell analysis technology to advance research, drug discovery, and drug development by illuminating diversity in cell populations. The company’s TrapTx Analyzer System uniquely integrates both phenotypic and genomic data at massive scale (up to 100,000s of cells per experiment) to identify and characterize rare cells that play critical roles in biological pathways and disease. Celldom is developing initial applications of the platform in the areas of oncology, immunology and stem cell biology. Celldom headquarters is conveniently located in hip downtown Durham, at Biolabs NC, which also hosts several world-class biotech and medical device startups. Celldom has been awarded multiple SBIR grants and secured investor funding. Learn more at

Job Duties:

• Library prep within the Celldom single cell analysis workflow to support optimization of on-chip chemistry
• Daily use of Illumina sequencing equipment
• Apply statistical methods to analyze large-scale genomic datasets and register results with phenotypic imaging data generated prior to sequencing
• Work independently in the development pipelines and workflows to address optimization challenges, automate established analysis, and support new assay development
• Build strong collaborative relationships within the company, Duke University, and with early adopters after anticipated soft product launch.

Job Requirements

Requirements For Consideration:
• Minimum of a BS (MS or PhD preferred) in life sciences or Biomedical Engineering or related discipline.
• Expertise in single cell library analysis including preparation is required.
• Extensive molecular biology experience in deveoping methods of genomic and proteomic analysis.
• Hands on experience with Illumina genomic sequencing equipment including analysis of sequencing data is required.
• Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, ability to collaborate with diverse colleagues in engineering and medicine, and a record of productivity is required.

Candidates with the following skills move to the front:
• Computer programming skills, particularly using Python, and C/C++ are a major asset
• Experience in cancer immunology is greatly preferred
• Experience in single cell genomics techniques, such as Droplet based and microfluidic single cell analysis is greatly preferred
• Experience in development activities in an industrial atmosphere such as biopharma, life science technology, or diagnostics is a major asset.
(Job number: 3803670)
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