HK Recruiting

Senior Manager, NGS Development

HK Recruiting - South San Francisco, CA

Our goal is to improve patient outcomes by pioneering the next-generation of blood tests for early and accurate disease detection using our combined multi-omics and machine learning platform. As a Senior Manager in Molecular Development, you will lead a team of development scientists and associates responsible for designing, planning, and conducting development studies for clinical-grade assays to measure complex, blood-based analytes while working cross-functionally with the Research, Clinical, and Engineering teams.


  • Lead and oversee a technical team of development scientists and associates to populate the product pipeline by developing, optimizing, validating, standardizing, and locking protocols for multi-analyte diagnostics assays.

  • Partner with other scientific leaders and executives to develop a scientific roadmap and product development strategy.

  • Establish milestones and maintain timelines in working with adjacent functions including Research, Computational Research, and Engineering to execute on cross-functional projects.

  • Collaborate with the IVD team and clinical laboratory members to transfer development protocols into production, including automation, validation experiments, and SOP development.

  • Develop an effective approach to managing Development employees, through motivation and mentoring.


  • PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or a related field.

  • 4+ years post-PhD experience in genomics or proteomics.

  • 2+ years leading teams of development scientists in industry (preferably within molecular diagnostics building toward an LDT or IVD product)

  • Deep technical grasp of genomics (NGS assays for DNA and/or RNA, including extraction methods and library preparation workflows) and/or proteomics (discovery/targeted methods using mass spectrometry or immunoaffinity platforms).

  • Ability to forge and lead strong, interdisciplinary teams that perform exceptionally under tight timelines and demonstrate accountability

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting capabilities

  • Clear communications skills and ability to lead and work with cross-functional technical teams.

  • Proficient knowledge of the biology of human cell-free nucleic acids, cancer biology, and/or immunology.

We have adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. 

Posted On: Monday, December 27, 2021

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