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Sr. Scientist Or Staff Scientist, Illumina Accelerator Sf Bay


Foster City, CA

Posted May 26

Job Description

About Illumina Accelerator SF Bay Area 

At Illumina, we’re committed to unlocking the power of the genome, and we know we can’t do it alone. Illumina for Startups is our way of accelerating innovation in the entrepreneurial community by partnering with leading venture capital investors and entrepreneurs to create, launch and grow genomics startups. Illumina for Startups initiatives include Illumina Accelerator, founded in 2014, and Sequoia Capital China Intelligent Healthcare Genomics Incubator, Powered by Illumina, launching Fall 2021. Together, we'll advance breakthrough applications in genomics, including therapeutics, diagnostics, agriculture, synthetic biology, software and direct-to-consumer applications.

Illumina Accelerator is a company creation engine co-located with Illumina research and development sites in San Francisco Bay Area and Cambridge, UK. Illumina Accelerator provides select startups with access to seed investment, business guidance, Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagent and fully operational lab space in the San Francisco Bay Area or Cambridge, UK during each six-month funding cycle.

About This Role:

The key responsibilities of this role will be to run our Illumina Accelerator SF Bay lab in Foster City and guide the genomics startups in designing, planning and troubleshooting their NGS experiments to generate terabases of high-quality sequencing data.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


Preferred Educational Background:


Preferred Experiential Background:



  • Typically requires a Ph.D. with 3 years’ related experience; or equivalent work & educational experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience leading cross functional product development programs for genomics solutions and or medical devices
  • 2+ years’ experience developing, mentoring and leading high performing scientists and RA in a functional management role

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