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R&D Scientist – Single Cell Sequencing Library Technology (Actual title depends on qualification and experience)

Status: Archived
CompanyUniversal Sequencing
LocationCarlsbad, CA
How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit a resume and a cover letter to:

Universal Sequencing Technology Corporation (, a leading NGS technology company engaged in linked read sequencing technology and single cell sequencing technology development is looking for an outstanding R&D scientist to join our single cell product development team in Carlsbad. This position is a unique opportunity to work on a cutting edge NGS library technology which enables many previously unachievable applications, especially in the clinical space.

This person will work closely with a team of molecular biologists, bioinformatics scientists, instrument engineers and manufacturing specialists to develop a revolutionary single cell sequencing library technology. He/she will play a key role in the development and validation of the technology as well as the commercial launch of products. He/she will also interact with external collaborators and early access customers, and provide technical support.

The ideal candidate should have extensive cellular and molecular biology experience. He/she must have direct experience on cellular assay development and RNA manipulation; strong project management skills; ability to take initiative; effective verbal and written communication skills; and be an excellent team player. RNA-Seq, NGS library preparation, and sequencing data analysis skill under both Linux and Windows environment are desired; Molecular biology reagent kit development experience is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop NGS based single cell sequencing assays, linked-read applications and associated reagent kits
  • Establish product quality control assays for in-process & final product test and deliver well-characterized & robust processes to manufacture
  • Design and execute experiments, and analyze data independently
  • Support current product improvement and commercialization
  • Interact with collaborators and customers to promote UST technology and product


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry or related fields (M.Sc. with exceptional experience will be considered)
  • Minimum 3-years of cellular assay development and gene expression profiling experience
  • Single cell sequencing library preparation, immune repertoire sequencing or early tumor detection experience is a plus
  • Molecular biology reagent kit development experience is a plus.
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