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Applications Director

Ultima Genomics

Ultima Genomics

Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health.

We are looking for a highly motivated Applications Director to join our team!

The Applications Director will be responsible for driving the growth and development of Ultima’s application portfolio. This includes assessing and prioritizing customer and market requirements, working with strategic collaborators, and partnering with internal product development teams to deliver disruptive sequencing applications that capitalize on Ultima’s advantages of scale, economics, and accuracy. The ideal candidate will have an excellent scientific background combined with strong commercial acumen.

How You'll Contribute

  • Own and be responsible for growing the application portfolio.
  • Work closely with customers and strategic partners to gather input on applications to develop disruptive new products.
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure successful implementation of new applications at customer sites.
  • Provide input to partnership opportunity assessments.
  • Support the sales and FAS teams, including training and development of sales tools and collateral.
  • Create compelling stories that resonate with target markets.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • PhD or other advanced degree in molecular biology, engineering or associated scientific field required.
  • 5-10 years of commercial work experience related to Next Generation Sequencing technologies.
  • Deep experience and understanding of genomic technologies and how they can be utilized in the market is required.
  • Understanding of sequencing technologies and workflows, including current and future applications.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams, and to work effectively with customers, development, and sales teams.
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, and communication/presentation skills.
  • Hands on, high energy, positive attitude with a can-do attitude that gets it done.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.

At Ultima Genomics, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays between $175,000 and $215,000, if performed in California, and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; paid holidays; paid time off; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.

Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting