[Automated-sequencing] Wanted :Manager, Sequencing Production, Cambridge MA

Rynak, John via autoseq%40net.bio.net (by jrynak from codondevices.com)
Sat Aug 18 11:46:25 EST 2007

Manager, Sequencing Production
Plan, supervise and facilitate the daily activities required for the efficient production of DNA sequencing for high throughput and highly complex constructs. Coordinate labor, materials, and equipment. Assure all manufacturing processes and procedures are executed with precision and in compliance with all relevant Standard Operating Procedures and /or standard work. 


Oversee the sequencing process in a manner consistent with quality standards to ensure a high supply of products is produced at the lowest cost, on schedule, and in the most efficient and safest manner. 


As needed, support and perform hands-on sequencing tasks.  Analyze sequencing data to effectively troubleshoot complex issues and meet production deadlines. 


Perform sequence analysis include use of software tools such us Seqman, Sequencher, and Vector NTI. 

Assess staff and production capacity. Plan and oversee the allocation of resources. Ensure accurate and timely completion of all work as per departmental targets. 

Identify, document, communicate, and implement on approval, methods to improve production efficiencies and process reliability.

Assess skills and coordinate on-going training of finishing/production. Provide and/or ensure availability of appropriate training. 

Complete and audit production records by summarizing materials used, reviewing that each process step has been adequately documented, and job labor has been accurately recorded.  Participate, where appropriate, in the investigation of failures. 

As necessary, discuss operational problems/solutions and communicate all safety and quality related issues to Director, Production

 Maintain and ensure availability of a working inventory of materials and supplies to facilitate daily operations

5 - 7 years experience in a production environment in a life sciences industry, Bachelors degree in a scientific/life sciences discipline. 

Two (2+) years previous supervisory/managerial experience preferred. 

Experience with high throughput automation and DNA sequencing with additional  experience in assembly of genomes, contig editing and sequence analysis.
 Broad experience in recombinant DNA technology, automated DNA sequence analysis, genetic analysis, and collaborative 

multi-disciplinary research projects


Must have an understanding of production techniques and strong organizational skills, ability to effectively schedule and manage projects based on priority and resources. 

Demonstrated experience in a Lean Manufacturing Environment preferred.

Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing preventive and corrective actions. 


If you are interested in career opportunities at Codon Devices, please forward your resume with a cover letter to:

E-mail: HR from codondevices.com <mailto:jobs from codondevices.com> 

Mailing address:
Codon Devices, Inc.
ATTN: Human Resources
One Kendall Square
Building 300, Third Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-995-7970


Codon Devices is a privately-held biotechnology company focused on enabling commercial applications of synthetic biology. Codon Devices' proprietary synthesis and design technologies improve the productivity, throughput and flexibility of its industrial, pharmaceutical and academic customers in a paradigm shift to what the company calls Constructive Biology(tm). The company's focus is on developing and delivering high-value products and design services in a variety of application areas, including engineered gene libraries, engineered cells that produce novel pharmaceuticals, improved vaccines, agricultural products, and biorefineries for the production of industrial chemicals and Bio-energy. Codon Devices' BioFAB(tm) platform uses sophisticated informatics, robotics and sequencing technologies to accurately synthesize genetic codes orders of magnitude more rapidly and cost-effectively than other currently available technology. Codon Devices is currently scaling the platform to design and construct engineered genetic devices hundreds of kilobases to megabases in length.
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