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Scientist – Enzyme Development

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Industry: Science and Technology
Description: Illumina, Inc. is an American company. Incorporated in April 1998, Illumina develops, manufactures, and markets integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function.
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Why Us

As Illumina technology continues to enter the diagnostic space, within a multidisciplinary team, you will be a key contributor to supporting this transition by striving to enhance performance and robustness across our enzyme and reagent portfolio. Leadership and peers will count on your biomolecular expertise within multidisciplinary teams to solve complex problems and work on integration challenges.

Why You

As a Scientist in the Enzyme Development Group, you will collaboratively drive the design and development of high-quality enzymes for Illumina consumable reagents which are used on our sequencing platforms.

If you want to push boundaries and join a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, this role could be for you. If you want a brilliant, fast-paced, mission-driven environment then Illumina is the place for you.

The role

You will leverage your expertise in enzymology and analytical methods for biochemical characterization to determine the critical parameters for protein purification, function, stability, and performance

Responsibilities Will Include

  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration with relevant teams to accelerate the development of novel enzymes used in Illumina’s NGS platforms
  • Exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for product development
  • Utilise expert knowledge and execute biochemical characterization experiments for critical enzyme components of Illumina sequencing reagents
  • Apply deep knowledge and hands-on expertise in optimizing biomolecule stability in various storage conditions
  • Be a strong individual contributor
  • Plan and execute diverse laboratory activities with limited instruction
  • Employ analytical tools for protein characterization and demonstrate their predictive value for reagent performance and quality
  • Write technical reports and prepare presentations for cross-functional technical teams and senior leadership
  • Employ and explain statistical methods to drive decisions

Preferred Background, Skills And Experience

  • Degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or other related discipline.
  • PhD with some experience would be an advantage or degree with considerable experience in Biomolecular Sciences.
  • Highly motivated, team-oriented and detailed individual with the proven ability to think innovatively towards solving problems, effectively and efficiently
  • Some experience in the development methodologies for improving biomolecule stability is required
  • Some experience in kinetic characterization of enzymes.
  • Application to nucleic acid-binding proteins (DNA repair, ligases, polymerases, etc) is a plus
  • Experience of DNA amplification methods & DNA processing enzymes
  • Experience in biochemical/biophyisical characterization
  • Experience in protein engineering desirable
  • Proficient in the application of statistical methods, JMP/DoE experience highly desired
  • Experience with Critical Parameter Management or Design for Six Sigma methodology highly desired

What Can You Expect

With Illumina you can expect a highly competitive salary accompanied by a market leading benefits package. You will be part of the global leader in the Sequencing industry where you will find robust growth opportunities and career development within Illumina.

Our team members are bright, energetic and dedicated - they are the driving force behind our innovation and impact. To attract the best and brightest, we offer a competitive employee benefits program. We view it as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value they bring to our business every day. At Illumina, we push boundaries. We think beyond the conventional. We dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people, the opportunities are endless.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

Employment Type: Full Time
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