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Applications Manager

Roche Sequencing & Life Science | Kapa Biosystems
Job Location
200 Ballardvale Street, Suite 250
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
Job Description

Roche Sequencing and Life Sciences is looking to hire an experienced Applications Manager to build and develop a team of scientist focused on implementing novel and existing applications for our Next Generation Sequencing product portfolio.  

The Manager will report to the Director of Support & Applications and have the following responsibilities:

  • Hire and manage a team of Applications Scientist who will develop and provide workflow solutions for both new and existing NGS customers.   
  • Develop the Application roadmap for Sequencing & Life Sciences through collaboration with other Support & Applications teams, Sales, Marketing, and other members of the Roche organization.
  • Participate in applications and marketing projects, including the design and execution of experiments, data analysis, and proper documentation and report generation.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities, goal setting, performance management, and development of the team.
  • Manage team budget, including travel and expense reporting, as well as operational cost of the Applications lab.
  • Initiate and manage collaborations with customers for the development of new applications and relevant collateral, including Applications Notes and Technical Papers.
  • Provide expert knowledge of products and applications to key accounts, with the goal of providing consultative scientific support.
  • Provide expert technical knowledge to Marketing for promotional collateral.
  • Travel (up to 25% of the time) to work in the field with Sales to attend customer meetings and scientific conferences.
  • PhD in Genomics/Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or appropriate Biological or Biomedical Science with 5+ years of experience in Next Generation Sequencing.
  • Experience in managing a team of scientist minimally 3+ years is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and empowering employees to achieve success.
  • Strategic thinking mindset and experience in developing project roadmaps
  • Extensive hands-on experience with nucleic acid extraction, NGS sample preparation, and sequencing technologies is required.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with NGS applications, including Oncology, Whole Genome Sequencing, Targeted Sequencing, Transcriptomics, Single-Cell, CHiP-Seq, Methyl-Seq etc., is required.
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