Scientist, Development Operations

Boston, MA
Product Development /
Full-time /
The Opportunity   
Precede Biosciences is seeking a Scientist as a member of our Development Operations team. The Development Operations group is part of our larger Product Development team responsible for designing and optimizing our proprietary assays. Major responsibilities of this role include routine sample processing to generate data supporting both internal and external collaborations. In addition, the team works closely with the Assay Development and Automation Engineering teams to refine and implement improvements, ensuring quality is maintained throughout our processes. 
About Us  
Weare pioneering an advanced, minimally invasive, comprehensive epigenomics platform with the potential to profoundly impact the research and development of new medicinesand theuse ofapproved medicines in clinical practice across a number of conditions, including cancer. More information on our company and platform can be found on our company website and in ourrecent publication in Nature Medicine.  
We care deeply about creating a place where individualscan do their best work from the start andhave intentionally createdan environment that is defined bypurpose, teamwork, and excellence. This means nurturing team spirit, facing challenges together, collaboratively solving complex problems, while also ensuring a strong focus on individual initiative, accountability, and delivery.  

Who You Are

    • You’re passionate about generating high quality, reproducible data on patient samples using our innovative lab workflow that will directly impact biopharma research and enable development of diagnostic products to support patient management 
    • You understand the rigor required to accurately process clinical samples at scale through complex NGS-based assays in both R&D and Operational environments 
    • You enjoy working on a cross-functional team central to our success with opportunities to learn new techniques and train others on best practices 

What You'll Do

    • You will be part of a cross-functional Product Development team advancing our novel technology into a regulated lab environment to deliver new clinical insights to physicians and their patients 
    • Process clinical samples for internal and external stakeholders 
    • Participate in method development and optimization, validation studies and technology transfer of our assays into operations for use in clinical studies 
    • Test, optimize and implement process improvements including lab information system (LIS) integration and automated lab methods  
    • Collaborate with quality assurance in the development and implementation of quality control procedures  
    • Provide operational support for materials management 
    • Partner with computational biology to design and execute validation studies and technology transfer of our assays into Operations 

What You'll Bring

    • At least 5+ years of hands-on industry and/or academic experience with next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) and associated methodologies including DNA-seq and/or RNA-seq protocols 
    • Hands on experience in routine execution and troubleshooting of complex molecular diagnostic and NGS-based assays 
    • Ability to analyze results generated from routine sample processing and communicate opportunities for process optimization  
    • Experienced user, or programmer, of automated liquid handlers 
    • You have excellent time management and organizational capabilities necessary to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with changing and competing priorities   
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast paced team environment 
    • Passion to work in a highly collaborative start-up environment within a diverse work environment that inspires creative thinking 
    • Knowledge from a Bachelors or Masters degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or related field 
    • Bonus skills include: prior experience working in a CLIA regulated lab environment and experience working with LBx and FFPE oncology specimens 
We believe in building an inclusive and balanced team. We also know meeting every single-exact-criteria can get in the way of meeting stellar folks.  Please don’t hesitate to apply!  
Precede Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.