Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing
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Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing

King of Prussia, PA

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines is on track to be the largest single-site cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization in the world. Our comprehensive service offering accelerates speed to market through supply chain disruption mitigation strategies, end-to-end program management expertise and unique platform technology with the ability to follow a molecule from idea to commercialization. CBM’s integrated approach provides high quality and consistent end-to-end manufacturing capability including: Process and Analytical Development; Plasmid DNA production; Viral Vector Production of Lentivirus; AAV and Adenovirus; Testing and Analytics; Autologous, Allogeneic and Gene-edited Cell Therapy Bioprocessing; and Cell banking. CBM’s horizontal and vertical integration provides one source throughout a product’s life cycle.

CBM’s mission is to accelerate the delivery and affordability of lifesaving and life-changing therapies from discovery to market by offering a complete solution for the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies.

CBM is located just outside of Philadelphia in the Heart of Cellicon Valley on The Discovery Labs campus set on 300 acres with 2.4 million square feet of life sciences lab and manufacturing space, allowing clients to scale their development and manufacturing needs without ever having to change sites, while providing employees a true community campus experience focused exclusively on life sciences.

The Discovery Labs is a Global Platform Company inclusive of CBM, The Discovery Labs Properties, UniteIQ incubator labs, and The Colony, a unique investment and resource model enabling groundbreaking therapies to be brought to life.


The Center for Breakthrough Medicines is currently seeking a talented and dedicated Associate Scientist/Scientist to join its Analytical Development, Next-Generation Sequencing team. As a critical member of the group, you will be instrumental in the optimization and execution of CBM’s Next-Generation Sequencing experiments which are critical for product development. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and have a passion for the application of NGS technology.


  • Perform lab work related to sequencing workflows, including DNA/RNA isolation, sample normalization and quality control.
  • Prepare libraries for DNA/RNA sequencing
  • Operate and maintain quality control and flow cell loading on NGS instrumentation (Illumina) and third-generation sequencing platforms (PacBio, Oxford Nanopore).
  • Develop standardized protocols for NGS data generation.
  • Evaluate novel technologies and platforms for NGS sequencing.
  • Perform a wide range of moderate to complex high-throughput molecular biology techniques, including DNA and RNA extraction, quantification, fragmentation, fractionation, PCR, and multiplexing.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and report complex QC metrics from multiple instruments, including multi-sample focused-ultrasonicators, spectrophotometers, fluorometers, plate readers, automated electrophoresis platforms, and sequencers.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records in an electronic laboratory notebook.


  • BS degree in molecular biology or related field required.
  • 3-5 years relevant laboratory experience required.
  • Strong practical knowledge of molecular biology methods is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform high-throughput laboratory techniques such as multichannel pipetting and microplate manipulation is required.
  • Experience with advanced analytical equipment for DNA/RNA quantification is highly desired
  • Next-generation sequencing experience is highly desired.
  • Ability to develop, improve and meticulously follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) is desired.
  • Experience with high-throughput sample management desired.
  • User experience with automated liquid handling platforms desired.
  • Excellent time management skills and collaboration skills required.
  • Highly collaborative and detail oriented, excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience in CLIA or GMP environment is a plus.

Compensation: TBD

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