Head of Next Generation Sequencing - Boston

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Master of Science

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North America,--Massachusetts,Boston,

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Genetic Engineering, NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, Research & Development, Genomics, Synthetic Bi

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12 Apr, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Head of Next Generation Sequencing - Boston

Genetic Engineering, NGS, Research & Development, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Technology

A fun and dynamic organization in Boston are working with us exclusively to fill a crucial position on their senior leadership team. This role is for a Head of Next Generation Sequencing, suitable for a Director-VP level candidate with extensive people and project management skills who understands genomics and NGS, from a wet-lab and computational perspective would be ideal.

The Head of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) will have oversight of a talented team of computational biologists, bioinformaticians and engineers of diverse qualities and capabilities. We are looking for someone with a proven background managing large, multi-disciplinary teams as this group plans to grow steadily over the next 1-2 years.

The current team offers a diverse portfolio of sequencing applications including fully automated DNA sequencing, de novo genome assembly, RNA and microRNA sequencing on the Illumina, Oxford Nanopore, and 10X Genomics instruments. We want to speak to someone who enjoys pushing new ideas, using new technology, developing innovative approaches and who can make an impact in people development.


*Architect the strategic vision and road map of research and development internal to the NGS Team and across team interfaces
*Oversee the development, scale-up, and refinement of high-throughput, automated sequencing workflows and services
*Grow, maintain, and manage NGS services and coordinate special projects for internal collaborators
*Coordinate multidisciplinary work across Foundry teams, including Software and Automation
*Provide technical expertise toward the design and execution of experiments to support program team objectives
*Onboard new genomics technologies and workflows to expand platform capabilities
*Execute on special projects externally, as required


*PhD in biology, molecular biology, genetics, or related field
*5-10 years of experience in managing NGS teams, from a biotech or academia
*Excellent people and product management skills
*High-level expertise in project management
*Ability to mentor technical team members and empower them to excel
*Exposure to laboratory automation processes
*Ability to remain poised and flexible while engaging in a fast-paced environment
*Strong capability of addressing emergent needs, while maintaining focus on long-term strategic goals
*High-level ability to adapt to change and prioritize multiple responsibilities

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-established organization with multi-million dollar budgets to advance genetic engineering across every scientific discipline. They pride their dynamic, start-up environment, working together to maintain the same culture that developed more than 10 years ago. There is a clear, structured approach to career development here, and people are encouraged to develop themselves.

Please don't hesitate to contact Jade to arrange a discussion, you can apply to this advert or send your resume through to jpage@pararecruit.com

Keywords: Genetic Engineering, NGS, Next Generation Sequencing, Research & Development, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Technology, Boston, Cambridge, United States

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU




less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

For more information,visit www.paramountrecruitment.co.uk.

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
  • Experts Continuous knowledge building and sharing is central to our success.  We work in partnership with clients and candidates, our combined knowledge of industry and recruitment ensures we match the right person to the right job at the right time.
  • Success – At Paramount we recognise and reward achievement, we nurture an environment where people can fulfil and maximise their potential.

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