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R&D Senior Scientist



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

We are looking for a R&D Senior Scientist to support the development of new assays for deployment in our CAP/CLIA accredited clinical labs and to further support NYSDOH and IVD product development.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development of cutting-edge molecular assays for our high-throughput CAP/CLIA/NYSDOH accredited clinical lab
  • Lead validation team from project inception through launch including sample selection, hands-on laboratory validation, establishing workflow and SOPs, and authoring validation plans and summaries
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members from technology, bioinformatics, quality control, regulatory affairs, and the clinical lab.
  • Train clinical staff in new assay workflows
  • Conduct troubleshooting and quality control initiatives
  • Assist with the development of automated processes
  • Provide flexible support for other activities in the clinical Next Generation Sequencing lab, including emerging technology assessment, LIMS consulting, instrument troubleshooting, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD with 1-3 years experience in molecular techniques, Master’s degree with 5+ years experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years experience in molecular techniques
  • Experience with NGS library preparation
  • Highly organized and systematic, superb attention to detail, and ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly

Highly Desirable:

  • Previous assay development and/or validation experience
  • Knowledge of CAP/CLIA, NYSDOH, and IVD requirements
  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems
  • Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.