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Genomics Applications Lead- Automation (Director level)

Volta Labs

Volta Labs

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.
You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.
The Genomics Applications Lead- Automation will report into the Head of Applications Development, taking on management of a current team of 5 that has plans to grow this year. You’ll own the planning and execution of the End To End product development lifecycle (early research and experimentation, feasibility, design and development, verification and validation) across different applications currently identified in our product portfolio.
This is a critical role that combines elements of hands-on building in the now while planning for the future; perfect for someone who loves both managing a team and optimizing systems to be faster and smarter over time.
Key link: Insights into application development at Volta covering covering projects and challenges you get to work on (see video)

Day To Day and Year 1:

  • Manage and supervise the work of the Application Development team: scoping projects, delegating tasks, setting and managing deliverable deadlines, and providing hands-on support when necessary
  • Continuous mentorship across the team; finding small and large opportunities for team operations
  • Partner with Leadership, supporting strategy meetings, defining roadmap, shaping the product outcomes and overall culture at Volta
  • Drive and participate in hiring processes: With plans to steadily grow over the next 2-3 years, you will regularly assess and define team needs, and collaborate with Finance & People Operations to scale the team effectively and proactively
  • Within 3 months you’ll… Complete onboarding, gain a full understanding of our products and market opportunity, have identified the initial gaps and work towards streamlining the current product development process.
    By 6 months you’ll… Own team development & hiring, define plan for delivering on the application roadmap for next calendar year, and be actively participating in post-commercialization restrategizing & customer launches. Start identifying data silos to remove.
    At 12+ months you’ll… Fully own one or more product portfolios, support further team growth across hiring and promotions, and be actively sustaining launched products with customers and supporting new product launches

Your Experience

  • Launched or heavily participated in at least one end-to-end product development cycle (ideation through post-launch activities) in life sciences tools space (sequencing, diagnostics, genomics, reagents, etc)
  • Technical project/program management experience of a team 5+ in size, including delegation, quality management, retrospectives, and all other PM activities
  • Proven proficiency in converting biochemistry biology based workflows (next generation sequencing methods is a plus) from manual to automated process on liquid handling systems.
  • Success leading technical interactions with Key Opinion Leaders and/or early adopters of a commercialized technology or product
This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.
Our Benefits and Perks:
Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!
We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!