Mawi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer full benefits including vision/ dental and employer matching 401K for full-time permanent employees.


How to Apply:

Applicants may report or send resumes to Mawi DNA Technologies LLC Attn: Human Resources, 26203 Production Avenue, Ste. 3, Hayward, CA 94545. email: Please reference the position you are interested in.

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Work Location:

Current location in Hayward, CA and moving to Pleasanton, CA in Q2/Q3 2022. This position is required to be onsite during normal working hours (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00)

Job Description:

Mawi DNA Technologies is an emerging biotechnology focused on biosample collection technologies. Our iSWAB-Microbiome product is a disruptive technology currently being used globally for COVID-19 sample collection. We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist to lead R&D activities at our Headquarters in Hayward, CA. This is a full-time position.

The Senior Scientist will be responsible for performing routine molecular biology lab duties such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, QPCR and all associated sample preps for next-generation sequencing and gene expression. Will also be involved in New Product Development and working with our Regulatory team to meet testing and documentation requirements for regulatory submissions. Will have direct supervision over a staff of Research Associates.


  • Perform functional testing for all Mawi’s sample stabilization products to ensure high quality products are delivered to our customers
  • Optimize DNA and RNA extraction protocols for existing sample collection technologies
  • Develop new sample collection technologies
  • Perform and document all specimen test procedures with accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in accordance with laboratory SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
  • Assist with the generation and updating of laboratory SOPs.
  • Perform basic lab maintenance tasks such as ordering laboratory reagents, oligonucleotides, and other lab supplies, and keeping detailed lab records.
  • Synthesize and interpret results. Prepare verbal + written status reports.
  • Develop modifications of existing assay techniques, experimental protocols or new procedures.
  • Actively promote Mawi products and services in a manner that best represents the organization.
  • Providing product support and technical expertise to existing and potential customers.

Preferred Qualifications and Desired Traits/Skills:

  • MS in life science area (Preferably Genomics) + 5 Years of Laboratory based work experience OR PhD + 2 Years of Laboratory based work experience.
  • Prior experience with 510(k) filings
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and other relevant regulatory agency standards such as FDA, EUAs, CE, and ISO.
  • Experience and knowledge about technical file or design files submissions to regulatory agencies is a plus
  • Experience and knowledge working with NGS platforms and DNA/RNA library construction.
  • Experience and knowledge working with paramagnetic bead-based or traditional DNA/RNA extractions
  • Familiar with NGS platforms such as Illumina and PacBio platforms.
  • Knowledge of liquid handling robotics.
  • Knowledge of lab safety and infection control procedures & practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling.
  • Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a large amount of technical data and documentation.
  • Positive attitude, resilient, high energy, passionate, competitive, and integrity required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and company clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (word, excel, ppt, Office 365)
  • Capable of statistically analyzing kit performance.
  • Knowledge of Design Control procedures is a plus.
  • Knowledge of factorial experimental design Assay Development is critical.
  • Articulate, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.