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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world...
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    Senior Scientist

    We are looking to appoint a full-time Senior Scientist on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will report to a RED Team Leader and contribute to the development of a strategically aligned portfolio of products for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications. Specifically, this includes ideation, experimental execution and early stage product development.


    • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to developing innovative, world-class products for the NGS market.
    • Keep abreast of advances in the NGS field, identify commercial opportunities and suggest new product ideas.
    • Design and carry out high-level proof-of-concept research to explore and validate new product ideas.
    • Plan and execute research in a logical and efficient manner.
    • Conduct regular project progress reviews to communicate key findings to team-members.
    • Keep detailed records of all experiments and project-related information.
    • Supervise, train and mentor junior scientists.
    • Collaborate with other departments to ensure knowledge transfer for effective further product development, launch and support.


    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.

    Formal Training/Education


    • : PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, biotech, chemistry)


    • 3+ years Experience relevant to described preferred knowledge, skills and abilities.
    • Are equivalencies acceptable?
    • Yes. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • In-depth knowledge, insight and experience with regard to molecular biology and its practical application in biotechnology.
    • A proven history of innovative research and/or product development.
    • Familiarity with major commercial NGS technologies, platforms and applications
    • Practical experience with NGS and/or PCR-based methodologies.
    • Practical experience with developing library preparation technologies for targeted next-generation
    • sequencing
    • Previous experience supervising and mentoring junior scientists. .
    • The ability to critically evaluate and interpret experimental results, and articulate key findings within cross-functional teams.
    • Good technical writing skills
    • Experience in product or assay development.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Roche on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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