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31 Dec 2022

Full-Time Manager, Reagent & Kit Development

Ultima Genomics – Posted by Ultima Genomics Newark, California, United States

Job Description

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health.

We are looking for a highly motivated Manager, Reagent & Kit Development to join our team!

How You’ll Contribute

  • Manage a pilot manufacturing & quality team to ensure manufacturing & QC robustness for new formulations and kit configurations
  • Serve as bridge between R&D teams and Consumable Manufacturing/Operations
  • Interface and coordinate with R&D, Engineering, Product, and Platform Development teams to ensure project activities are on time and meet performance goals
  • Drive NPI (New Product Introduction) process for reagents and consumables
  • Prepare thorough documentation and SOPs for manufacturing team
  • Facilitate risk assessment (FMEAs) and guard banding
  • Develop QC/inspection strategy including techniques/methods used, sampling size, release specifications, failure testing, etc.
  • Oversee practical process improvements (PPI), identify and drive cost-savings opportunities
  • Lead continuous improvement and sustaining efforts for products and processes in support of cost and performance objectives
  • On-market product sustaining activities include troubleshooting quality issues, root-cause analysis and implementing corrective actions

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • BS or MS degree in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or closely related field
  • Minimum 7-8 years of related industry experience, including R&D transfer
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of managerial experience
  • Experience with reagents, and functional/analytical assays to qualify and evaluate reagent performance
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, ability to effectively train and motivate a team while instilling a culture of high standards and productivity
  • Collaborates effectively with other teams, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented, dependable
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • ERP/PLM experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to rapidly identify, adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities

At Ultima Genomics, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays between $110,000 and $130,000, if performed in California, and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.  Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.  This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; paid holidays; paid time off; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.


Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 542. Salaries: 100,000 and above.


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