Careers

At BGI, we dream big. We believe that genomics technology should be for the benefit of all. With the energy of almost 5000 colleagues and a global network of partners and collaborators, the opportunities with BGI are endless. Whether your role is with Commercial, R&D, Corporate or Operations—you can make a difference. Help us take genomics innovation to a whole new level. Available positions are posted regularly below. However, we welcome unsolicited applications from qualified candidates.

Regional Sales Manager

(Washington, DC area based)

 

Responsibilities:

The Regional Sales Manager will directly manage BGI’s genomics service business with government, academic and industrial accounts in the Southeast region of US. The candidate will be responsible for revenue generation and business growth in the designated geographical region.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Assume overall accountability for establishing and implementing an effective sales plan, meeting regional sales goals with budgeted resources and developing key account sales strategies.
  2. Understand and maintain current knowledge of the company’s products and services. Keep informed on technological developments, market competition, policies and regulation, etc., in the genomics space. Utilize resources and perform research to determine sales patterns and strategies for different market sectors.
  3. Perform territory business analysis and report results to the Director of Sales on a regular basis. Evaluate budget execution, product performance, operation efficiency within territory and report results/suggestions to leadership team.
  4. Identify key business opportunities in research, government and biotech space. Develop and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders. Utilize customer resources to expand BGI’s influence and to secure key business opportunities.
  5. Effectively coordinate with Account Manager, Project Manager and the Production Team to ensure smooth execution of projects and proper communication of project status to clients. Work with Product Managers through collaborative projects with key clients to drive product development.
  6. Attend national and regional conferences, trade shows and corporate meetings as scheduled.
  7. Understand BGI’s value proposition in broader scope to communicate BGI‘s vision beyond sequencing services.

 

Job Requirements:

  1. Minimum BS in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics or equivalent science degree.
  2. Minimum 3 years of account management experience in Biotech industry.
  3. Proficiency in selling next generation sequencing and other genomic services such as microarray, genotyping, diagnostics, etc.
  4. Strong understanding of the market and customer needs within the Next Generation Sequencing industry.
  5. Willingness to travel at least 50% of time.
  6. Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills.
  7. Requires American citizenship or US work permit.

 

Job Location:  Washington, DC area preferred.

 

Organization: 

 

BGI, the largest genomics center in the world, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise that has generated over 2000 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator and for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world. On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological collaboration and services to all countries in North, Central, and South America, provides R&D in technology and product development, and seeks opportunities of cooperative projects in the fields of sequencing and bioinformatics.

BGI values its employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.

 

Contact Information: 

 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job please forward a cover letter, salary history and CV to the following email: recruiting@bgi.com

Job Description

 

Job Title:  Mass-Spec Project Manager

Reports To:  Guanghui Han (Director of Mass Spectrometry Center in San Jose)

Department:  Mass Spectrometry Center in San Jose

 

Job Summary

 

The Mass Spectrometry Center of BGI Americas in San Jose is accepting applications for a full-time manager to manage Mass Spectrometry service projects. This is a full-time and fully benefited position with competitive salary. The Project Manager will efficiently handle all aspects of Mass Spectrometry service projects, with overall responsibility for the initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and conclusion of projects, including but not limited to defining cost, time, scope and quality, ensuring client satisfaction.

 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Responsibilities include taking a project from initiation through completion
  • Prioritization of the Mass Spectrometry projects
  • Alignment of projects and programs with BGIA San Jose MS lab strategy
  • Oversight of specifying the quality of the deliverables
  • Oversight of Investment, corporate agreement and funding
  • Oversight of risk assessments and change in the project
  • Planning for and identification of project supplies and resources
  • Working with lab manager and technicians on the development of new products and new workflows, including trouble shooting, product validation, update of Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

 

Qualifications

 

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, no post-graduation experience required, or an M.S. with at least five years of post-graduation experience
  • Must have experience with and strong knowledge of MS instrumentation
  • 5+ years lab experience using HPLC and Mass Spectrometry
  • 2+ years experience managing projects/employees in a laboratory setting
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and management skills
  • Experience writing SOPs and method validation procedures

 

Organization: 

 

BGI, the largest genomics company in the world, provides comprehensive sequencing, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise that has generated over 2000 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world.

BGI Americas offers scientific and technological collaboration as well as genomic and proteomic services to all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks opportunities for cooperative projects in the fields of sequencing and bioinformatics.

BGI values its employees as the driving force behind our success.

 

Contact Information: 

 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job please forward a cover letter and CV to recruiting@bgi.com

 

Position: Lab Technician – San Jose, California

Position Summary:

BGI Americas is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join its BGIA Support team.  This position provides an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to BGIA’s goal of improving human health by providing genomic information to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and conditions.  As a member of the BGIA Support team, the position will support next generation processes for genome sequencing.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing standard work procedures on a wide range of molecular biology techniques related to Next Generation Sequencing.

 

Location: San Jose, CA.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Execute on and assist in the development of process instructions that ensure accuracy, throughput, and quality.
  2. Operate and monitor laboratory automation and instrumentation.  Communicate issues and failures as necessary to the appropriate parties.
  3. Apply knowledge and experience in specialized areas, with an understanding of the underlying biochemistry.  Use that knowledge and understanding to address problems and situations ordinarily encountered in laboratory manufacturing processes.
  4. Functional understanding of Operational Excellence principles, including Lean, 5S, and Kaizen, and has the ability to apply them to the workplace.
  5. General lab duties, such as restocking supplies and maintaining inventory.
  6. Individual will be required to identify, communicate and participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  7. Will be responsible for working within the team to communicate goals, collaborate on initiatives and deliver on key performance indicators.
  8. Will utilize various manufacturing systems and applications for performing work duties, including LIMS and other proprietary software.
  9. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or related field with 1-2 years of industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  2. Previous Next Gen Sequencing experience highly desirable.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Molecular biology experience acquired from working with technologies such as PCR, sequencing, microarrays, and liquid handling automation is preferred.
  2. Familiarity with processes used in molecular biology production and R&D environments.
  3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with great attention to detail and record keeping.
  4. Proficiency in the use of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques, equipment and materials required, as well as experience with Good Laboratory Practices and aseptic techniques.
  5. Bloodborne pathogen training and experience with current Hep B vaccination status.
  6. Demonstrated ability and desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced lab environment.   Should be familiar with systems and processes used in such settings, such as the use of SOP’s and LIMS.
  7. Demonstrated strength in working within a team, as well as ability to work effectively independently.  Should be well organized, self-motivated and possess excellent time management skills.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  9. Ability to multitask and adapt to rapidly changing requirements.
  10. Attention to detail, with good problem solving and analytical thinking skills required.
  11. Quality minded, customer focused and driven by desire for continuous improvement.
  12. Demonstrated capability to interact effectively with cross functional partners, notably Development, Research, Supply Chain, and other dependent manufacturing teams.
  13. Strong technical ability and demonstrated proficiency in performing and troubleshooting molecular biology systems.
  14. Experience with Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing desired.
  15. Strong documentation skills and experience using standard data analysis tools are required.
  16. Experience in quality systems and resource planning is desirable.
  17. Competency in Microsoft Office applications and general computing skills required.

 

Organization: 

BGI Americas Corporation

BGI, the world’s leading genomics center, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers to achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise and research experience that have generated over 400 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world.

On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded with its main office in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological solutions to partners in all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks collaborative opportunities in the “omics” field. BGI values our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.

 

Contact Information: 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job, please forward a cover letter and CV to the following email: recruiting@bgiamericas.com or call 617-514-7195.

Position: Lab Scientist /Senior Research Associate

Position Summary:

BGI Americas is seeking an exceptional and motivated laboratory associate who will work in the San Jose Mass Spectrometry (SJMS) Center. The main responsibility of this position is to assist the production team with routine lab operations and lab maintenance. The candidate will need to demonstrate that he/she is capable of consistently following Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) to consistently perform sample preparation procedures for proteomics and biologics characterization analysis. A candidate with hands-on experience in HPLC, Orbitrap mass spec and/or liquid handling automation is desired.

 

Location: San Jose, California

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Follow SOPs to conduct experiments in a timely manner, including: Upfront sample extraction, MS sample preparation, sample purification/fractionation and LC-MS Operations
  2. Check and maintain wet lab devices
  3. Manage and maintain lab consumables inventories
  4. Unpackage and install new instruments/devices
  5. Assist with development of new methods; including method developments for sample preparation, chromatography methods and/or mass spectrometry methods
  6. Routinely report, update and communicate with SJMS lab manager about lab operational issues

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. /M.S. /B.S. degree with biochemistry/chemistry major or related field with at least 2-5 years of industrial experience. Core lab experience is a plus.
  2. Experienced with proteomics and/or biologics characterization is a plus
  3. Follow SOPs to consistently prepare samples
  4. Effectively document fine details/incidents of the experiments
  5. Experienced in handling various kinds of sample preparations including chemical standards, purified proteins, cell lysates, biological fluids or dissected tissue
  6. Strong communication skills
  7. Work in both independent and collaborative environment
  8. Hands-on experience in HPLC, UPLC and mass spectrometry is desired
  9. Hands-on experience with liquid handling automation is a plus

 

Organization: 

BGI Americas Corporation

BGI, the world’s leading genomics center, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers to achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise and research experience that have generated over 400 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world.

On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded with its main office in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological solutions to partners in all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks collaborative opportunities in the “omics” field. BGI values our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.

 

Contact Information: 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job, please forward a cover letter and CV to the following email: recruiting@bgiamericas.com or call 617-514-7195.

Position: Lab Scientist – Montreal, Canada

Opening: 2

Position Summary:

BGI Americas at Montreal Canada seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  A full-time laboratory scientist position is available in BGI Americas Sequencing Center at Montreal Canada.

 

Location: Montreal, Canada.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Will be involved in various laboratory procedures including analysis of clinical and research samples by molecular biology methods with a focus on assays including, but not limited to, DNA sequencing, real-time PCR and next generation DNA and RNA sequencing (NGS) data analysis, assay result interpretation, and proper maintenance and management of laboratory records.
  2. Participate in quality control/quality assurance activities, as well as general lab duties such as reagent lot validation and inventory management. The laboratory operates in compliance with CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) standards and inspected by the CAP (College of American Pathologists). As such, the candidate should have knowledge of the requirements for working in a clinical laboratory environment, and any previous experience in a clinical laboratory, ISO certified laboratory or laboratory carrying other certifications is preferred.
  3. Participate in new assay development and validation. Perform troubleshooting during daily experiments. Report timely to group leader in case of abnormal situation. Actively and accurately deal with emergencies during experiments
  4. Perform QC steps to ensure the functionality of laboratory equipment.
  5. Support the commercial team to evaluate project requirements and assist laboratory development in North America.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. D. degree in Life Science major with a minimum of three years of molecular biology laboratory experience, and a good theoretical understanding of the molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation and PCR techniques.
  2. Or Master in Life Sciences with a minimum of three years of molecular biology laboratory experience, and a good theoretical understanding of the molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation and PCR techniques.
  3. Or Bachelor’s degree in Life Science major with minimum of 7 years of molecular biology laboratory experience experiences and a good theoretical understanding of the molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: nucleic acid isolation and PCR techniques.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Reliable, punctual, and motivated in his or her work. Attention to detail, diligence in data recording/documentation, strict adherence to established assay protocols and laboratory policies/procedures, strong organizational skills and work well within a team.
  2. Training in biochemistry, molecular biology, and / or genetics with a theoretical understanding and experience in interpretation of molecular assay results.
  3. Experienced in meeting CLIA and CAP standards / requirements. Applicants with previous experience in a CLIA certified setting are strongly preferred.
  4. Work experience in a Next Generation Sequencing lab or related field strongly preferred.
  5. Expertise in molecular biology experiments, such as DNA Extraction, Electrophoresis, PCR, DNA Fragmentation and qPCR.
  6. Fluency in, both written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, is a plus

 

Organization: 

BGI Americas Corporation

BGI, the world’s leading genomics center, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers to achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise and research experience that have generated over 400 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world.

 

On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded with its main office in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological solutions to partners in all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks collaborative opportunities in the “omics” field. BGI values our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.

 

Contact Information: 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job, please forward a cover letter and CV to the following email: recruiting@bgiamericas.com or call 617-514-7195.

 

 

 

Position: Lab Technician – Montreal, Canada

Opening: 2

Position Summary:

BGI Americas is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join its BGIA Support team.  This position provides an opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and contribute to BGIA’s goal of improving human health by providing genomic information to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and conditions.  As a member of the BGIA Support team, the position will support next generation processes for genome sequencing.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing standard work procedures on a wide range of molecular biology techniques related to Next Generation Sequencing.

 

Location: Montreal, Canada.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Execute on and assist in the development of process instructions that ensure accuracy, throughput, and quality.
  2. Operate and monitor laboratory automation and instrumentation.  Communicate issues and failures as necessary to the appropriate parties.
  3. Apply knowledge and experience in specialized areas, with an understanding of the underlying biochemistry.  Use that knowledge and understanding to address problems and situations ordinarily encountered in laboratory manufacturing processes.
  4. Functional understanding of Operational Excellence principles, including Lean, 5S, and Kaizen, and has the ability to apply them to the workplace.
  5. General lab duties, such as restocking supplies and maintaining inventory.
  6. Individual will be required to identify, communicate and participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  7. Will be responsible for working within the team to communicate goals, collaborate on initiatives and deliver on key performance indicators.
  8. Will utilize various manufacturing systems and applications for performing work duties, including LIMS and other proprietary software.
  9. Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or related field with 1-2 years of industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  2. Previous Next Gen Sequencing experience highly desirable.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Molecular biology experience acquired from working with technologies such as PCR, sequencing, microarrays, and liquid handling automation is preferred.
  2. Familiarity with processes used in molecular biology production and R&D environments.
  3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with great attention to detail and record keeping.
  4. Proficiency in the use of basic molecular biology laboratory techniques, equipment and materials required, as well as experience with Good Laboratory Practices and aseptic techniques.
  5. Bloodborne pathogen training and experience with current Hep B vaccination status.
  6. Demonstrated ability and desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced lab environment.   Should be familiar with systems and processes used in such settings, such as the use of SOP’s and LIMS.
  7. Demonstrated strength in working within a team, as well as ability to work effectively independently.  Should be well organized, self-motivated and possess excellent time management skills.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  9. Ability to multitask and adapt to rapidly changing requirements.
  10. Attention to detail, with good problem solving and analytical thinking skills required.
  11. Quality minded, customer focused and driven by desire for continuous improvement.
  12. Demonstrated capability to interact effectively with cross functional partners, notably Development, Research, Supply Chain, and other dependent manufacturing teams.
  13. Strong technical ability and demonstrated proficiency in performing and troubleshooting molecular biology systems.
  14. Experience with Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing desired.
  15. Strong documentation skills and experience using standard data analysis tools are required.
  16. Experience in quality systems and resource planning is desirable.
  17. Competency in Microsoft Office applications and general computing skills required.

 

Organization: 

BGI Americas Corporation

BGI, the world’s leading genomics center, provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. We help our customers to achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies. Our customers also benefit from our scientific expertise and research experience that have generated over 400 publications in top-tier journals such as Nature and Science. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting international collaborative projects with leading research institutions to better mankind and our world.

On April 27th, 2010, BGI Americas was founded with its main office in Boston, MA, U.S.A. BGI Americas offers scientific and technological solutions to partners in all countries in North, Central, and South America, and seeks collaborative opportunities in the “omics” field. BGI values our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our successful performance.

 

Contact Information: 

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job, please forward a cover letter and CV to the following email: recruiting@bgiamericas.com or call 617-514-7195.