Scientist at CS Genetics
Cambridge, GB

Our Company

CS Genetics is developing pathbreaking new technology for genomics, based on foundational scientific insights and sophisticated conceptual innovations in sequencing techniques. Our work will accelerate basic biologic research and enable lifesaving new clinical diagnostics. We have an extremely skilled team, a large global intellectual property estate, and amongst the most inventive, ambitious technology roadmaps in life science.


We’re developing a radically-new, instrument-free platform for single-cell sequencing with disruptive throughput and experimental ease. We’re growing our Cambridge R&D team to help launch a new era of NGS-based cellular analysis.


Position Summary

We’re looking for an exceptional, experienced, and audacious laboratory scientist to join our NGS R&D team as a Scientist. The ideal candidate will have a track-record of using and/or refining complex technologies/assays for measurement/detection of nucleic acids and/or proteins; they will have comprehensive knowledge of molecular methods and tools for processing, modification, and detection of nucleic acids; they will be a rigorous, analytical, and organised experimentalist; they will have a keen intellectual interest in DNA sequencing technologies and their applications; they will have a keen personal interest in saving and extending lives through life science R&D.


This role would suit someone with a large amount of expertise, creativity, and drive who's looking to develop ground-breaking products and technologies in genomics.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, assess, and optimise new technologies and assay workflows for NGS
  • Engineer, evaluate, and/or use new types of consumable reagents for sample preparation and analysis
  • Conceive and perform systematic evaluation/optimisation processes for NGS workflows and/or reagents
  • Advance complex R&D roadmaps through deft experimental planning and laboratory execution
  • Work with a team of other laboratory scientists developing new ways of using NGS for research and medicine
  • Communicate internally and with external partners via oral updates, written reports, and technical meetings


Required Skills and Background

  • PhD/DPhil in molecular biology or bioengineering, genetics/genomics, biochemistry or similar; or BA/BSc or equivalent and 5+ years hands-on experience as a laboratory scientist in academia and/or industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NGS, including sequencing platforms, sample-prep methods, and applications
  • Significant hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR/qPCR, RT, electrophoresis, etc)
  • Experience performing and/or developing complex molecular-detection/measurement assays for nucleic acids and/or proteins (e.g. complex genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic assays, advanced protein-detection methods, multi-omics)
  • Enthusiasm for a demanding, fast-paced R&D role in a small-startup environment.


Desired Skills and Background

  • Experience developing/refining sophisticated NGS protocols and/or technologies (e.g. complex sample-prep schemes such as single-cell/in-situ/on-flowcell methods; short-read/long-read sequencing biochemistry; emulsion and/or microfluidic methods; transposase-mediated methods; combinatorial indexing); or experience developing/refining other types of sophisticated detection technologies/methods for nucleic acids, proteins, and/or cells (molecular, optical, or otherwise)
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using common bioinformatics pipelines, and experience working with bioinformaticians/computational biologists for processing and analysis of large/complex NGS datasets
  • Broad scientific knowledgebase relevant to NGS (e.g. genetic health/disease; cancer genomics; immunology)
  • Peer-reviewed publications and/or patent applications in molecular biology, genomics/NGS, or similar


What We Offer

  • Exceptional team within a very fast-growing startup
  • Mission-driven startup looking to change how genomic data is generated and analyzed
  • Opportunity to grow your skills and career quickly
  • Exceptional office/R&D workspace in central Cambridge – with regular free events, free food, company/community activities etc.
  • Next to Cambridge Station – excellent commute and great city-centre location
  • Highly competitive package and equity scheme


How To Apply

Please upload your resume and cover letter using the Apply button at the top-right of this page, and direct any formal or informal questions related to the role or application process to This role will be located at our R&D labs at 50/60 Station Road in the Cambridge city centre, and will include highly competitive, experience-matched salary and generous stock options. This is an opportunity to apply your time and talents to categorical, step-change innovation in genomics. Closing Date: 21st of January 2022


CS Genetics is not working with recruiters for this role; interested applicants must apply directly to the company.


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