NGS Platform Scientist

Company Overview
CATALOG is changing the way the world stores and computes data by using DNA as a platform. CATALOG’s mission is to store the world’s data in DNA. We wanted to usher in an age where entire data centers fit in the volume of a sugar cube, where data lasts for thousands of years. Through our research, we have discovered that not only is DNA a great medium to store data in, it is also the perfect medium for massively parallel computation.

Scientist/ Senior Scientist Summary
We seek a scientist or senior scientist who will work in a team to build CATALOG’s data storage and computation platform. Someone who can deliver at the interface of bioinformatics, automation, and molecular biology protocol/assay development. We are looking for an entrepreneurial team member who thinks “outside of the box” to bring solutions to “end to end” platform development and contribute to client partnerships.

What you want:

  • Solve challenging problems using a multi-disciplinary approach

  • Think strategically while setting and executing on tactical goals

  • Lead research and development activities including new tools for DNA manipulation, sequencing DNA, and analyzing sequence data


What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensure experiments are well designed and efficiently executive

  • Hands-on work at the bench to complete molecular biology projects

  • Bioinformatic analysis of sequence data



  • Thrive in a changing environment

  • Work collaboratively in small, cross-disciplinary team

  • Self-starter and able to work independently

  • PhD in: bioinformatics, lab automation, synthetic biology, microbiology, biological engineering, or similar discipline (Python, R a plus)

  • Experience in working and successfully completing deadlines

  • Requisite experience in: bioinformatics, molecular biology, and DNA sequencing

  • Recommended experience in any of: microfluidics (LabCyte a plus), circuits, automation, statistics, molecular modeling, bioinformatics

  • Industry experience including direct management of scientists is a plus

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