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Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

Senior Scientist - Single Cell/ Spatial Applications

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At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It’s a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they didn’t even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries described in over 1000 peer-reviewed publications across multiple application areas, including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. The innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

About the role:

We are looking for an outstanding scientist to join our Applications Team. You will work closely with talented cell biologists, biochemists, computational biologists and software engineers to generate data using our single-cell and spatial genomic assays. Our products have allowed researchers to study biology at unprecedented resolution and scale yielding insights in diverse fields such as cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience, developmental and basic biology.

Using existing 10x products, you will apply your understanding of biology to design and execute experiments that allow us to better understand the biological questions that can be answered using 10x tools. You will work closely with our marketing team to define the most relevant and impactful questions to address, and then work with both our internal R&D group or with external partners to solve these problems experimentally. You will then communicate the results in presentations and reports.

You have a strong background in an applied biological science and you have experience working with single cell assays. You have a deep understanding of biology at the cellular and molecular level and are able to discuss how this relates to health and disease. You are a good wet-lab scientist who can take an idea and quickly design an experiment that allows you to gain a better understanding of the biology. You are able to communicate your ideas and work effectively with an interdisciplinary team and incorporate their feedback into your experimental design. You are a strategic thinker, highly motivated, proactive and flexible in changing direction and methods. You thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, communicate clearly and get the job done.

What you will be doing:

Work with the marketing team to understand customer needs and how to best demonstrate the applicability and the power of 10x products

Generate single cell and spatial datasets using on-market or almost market ready 10x products

Work with internal groups at 10x to analyze data, generate figures and provide guidance on write up and data presentation

Collaborate with external partners where needed

Communicate findings to multiple parties (internal, external collaborators or at conferences)

To be successful, you will need:

PhD in the applied biological sciences (e.g. cancer research, neuroscience, or similar) and 2-3 years additional research experience

Experience designing and performing experiments to address specific questions in a timely manner

Experience in sample preparation and library generation for single-cell RNA-seq or spatial RNA-seq

Experience working on problems involving complex biological systems at high-resolution

Experience in drawing biological findings from large data sets

Evidence of peer-reviewed publications you have authored / co-authored / contributed to

Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment

Ability to communicate complex ideas with an interdisciplinary team

Ability to work independently

Additional highly desirable skills:

Creative problem solver who obsesses over finding useful biologically relevant information in data

Exceptional technical depth in one of more cell biology disciplines, including: flow cytometry, cell sorting, microscopy, CRISPR editing, mouse disease models, histology, cell-based assays

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Health package

We offer a competitive and comprehensive health benefits package.

Family oriented

We support our employees with family friendly policies like parental leave, and other benefits.

Equity in 10x

10x wants every employee to have an ownership stake and equity is a part of our package.

Flexible pto

We recognize hard work and believe in well-deserved time off.

Healthy living

Refresh yourself with healthy snacks provided daily and a walking/exercise trail in a beautiful setting out our back door.

A learning environment

Professional development is a high priority at 10x. We value continuous learning.

Innovative team

Collaborate with highly skilled colleagues in a stimulating cross disciplinary environment.

Work hard, play hard

Life isn't all about work and we celebrate that.

10x Genomics at a glance

Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

10x Genomics focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical, and Genetic Testing. Their company has offices in California. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, 10x Genomics has raised $222.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2019 at a valuation of $4B.

You can view their website at https://10xgenomics.com or find them on Twitter.

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