Lead, Next Generation Sequencing

Naperville, IL
Full Time

Lead, Next Generation Sequencing

Are you looking to make your next career move? CellCarta, a Contract Research Organization, is hiring a Lead, Next Generation Sequencing to join our dynamic team. As a Lead, Next Generation Sequencing, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise and skills to ensure that our services meet the highest industry standards. Come work with a team of talented individuals who are committed to making a positive impact on human health and well-being. Apply today and take the first step towards an exciting new career with CellCarta!

In this role, you will lead the set-up and expansion of our in-house Next Generation Sequencing work at our Naperville facility, accelerating CellCarta’s Genomics capabilities.

  • The Lead, NGS manages and implements activities related to laboratory capacity strengthening in support of the development and growth of Next Generation Sequencing activities at CellCarta Naperville.
  • The incumbent of this position provides technical assistance and facilitates training for CellCarta NGS activities
  • The Lead, NGS coordinates the implementation or assessment of genomics laboratory practices and management at CellCarta
  • This will include serving as a subject matter expert on NGS, PCR, bioinformatics, strategic planning and building laboratory capacity.
  • The Lead, NGS may supervise staff at CellCarta and will serve as a technical advisor
  • Deliver the required technical performance of the sequencing process according to specification, on time and within budget
  • Work collaboratively with other groups and departments within projects to contribute to the successful development of NGS workflows, from sample to result
  • Mentor and develop staff under their direction (in matrix role)
  • Serve as subject matter expert and provide technical assistance for technologies, with topics including:
  • Next-generation sequencing on Illumina instruments
  • Wet bench NGS methods
  • Protocol development and implementation
  • Technical specifications for NGS equipment
  • Molecular method creation, optimization, and troubleshooting
  • Provides virtual and in-person training on molecular methods, including but not limited to NGS and PCR
  • Manages the development of technical project activities and training programs; presents training on NGS, laboratory testing methods, biosafety/biosecurity, quality
  • Manages technical program activities and administrative reporting requirements in accordance with sponsor requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role
  • Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university in the Biological Sciences, including but not limited to, Medical, Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Laboratory Technology, or Biochemistry
Main Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years’ NGS experience in an accredited environment (e.g.,Biotech/CRO)
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and lead a technical team.
  • Extensive experience with library preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS), optimizing novel next-generation sequencing assays and trouble-shooting protocols.
  • Strong scientific background in molecular biology, with demonstrated understanding of bioinformatics.
  • Candidate should be well versed in genomics, bioinformatics, and NGS sequencing data analysis.
  • Good knowledge of GCLP and CAP/CLIA guidelines and implementation
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time and project management, communication and team working skills.
  • Ability to work in complexity, manage different projects and deliver to defined timelines.
  • Highly organized, with demonstrated experience in lab management tasks such as SOP writing, inventory management.


CellCarta is made up of dedicated professionals who are focused on achieving our mission of impacting the future of patient therapy. We make a difference in the lives of patients around the world! 

We offer a wide range of benefits including: 

  • Competitive wages 
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits 
  • 401k retirement savings plan with a healthy match 
  • Vacation and sick time 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • Continuing education 

About CellCarta

CellCarta is a leading provider of specialized precision medicine laboratory services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Leveraging its integrated analytical platforms in immunology, histopathology, proteomics, and genomics, as well as related specimen collection and logistics services, CellCarta supports the entire drug development cycle, from discovery to late-stage clinical trials. The Company operates globally with facilities located in Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, and China.

Joining CellCarta means working with dedicated professionals who are focused on achieving our mission of impacting the future of patient therapy. We make a difference in the lives of patients around the world! 

Join us as we make an impact on patient therapy!

Supplemental Information

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available.

The information collected to review your application will be processed by the human resources services of CellCarta Biosciences Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “CellCarta”). The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interest of CellCarta to evaluate the suitability of candidates for the roles available at CellCarta.

CellCarta will only process that information which is necessary to evaluate your application. This information includes identifying information such as your name, address, email address and phone number, as well as information about your education and professional experience, including previous positions and your CV. Such information is required for us to complete your applicant file, assess your suitability for the role and comply with applicable laws. CellCarta may obtain personal information from other sources, such as during reference, background, or employment checks, with your permission, and from third party sources such as recruitment and assessment sites or professional social media sites, in each case only if such information is relevant to reviewing your application. Your personal information will be retained only for so long as reasonably necessary and in accordance with applicable laws. This information will be processed confidentially and only accessed by those who have a need for the recruitment process. Please note that the information comprising your applicant file may be processed in a country that is not where you are located (for example, you might be in the European Economic Area or Québec, Canada, whereas your applicant file may be reviewed by CellCarta in the United States). If you are offered and accept employment with CellCarta Biosciences Inc. or one of its affiliates, the information collected will become part of your employment record. If you do not want us to retain your information, or want us to update it, please contact [email protected].


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