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Executive Assistant Paralegal

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:54 AM
    Message # 12590516

    Universal Sequencing Technology Corporation (universalsequencing.com), a leading NGS biotechnology company engaged in long range/long read sequencing technology is relocating its headquarters from the greater Boston area to Carlsbad, CA where R&D and Operations already exist.   

    • This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join an emerging biotech company the cusp of breakthrough contribution to science and healthcare, riding on a new wave of sequencing innovations.     

    • We are currently commercializing a disruptive NGS technology, the TELL-Seq library technology, that enables short read 2nd gen NGS platforms to produce super long read results.  A sequencing ready DNA library can be made in a single PCR tube in 3 hours with very little DNA input, simple, fast and economic.  It enables many previously unachievable or difficult-to-achieve applications, including de novo, metagenomics, phasing, SV detection, and clinical diagnostics for genetic and rare diseases and tumors.    

    • We are developing a new single cell sequencing technology that can significantly reduce the cost of current single cell sequencing library preparation.   

    • We are developing a cutting-edge fifth generation DNA sequencing technology that can sequencing a whole human genome in one hour with cost < $100 and affordable instrument, making DNA sequencing accessible to all countries, rich or poor, and to all fields, especially the clinical and healthcare fields.   

    • Our mission is to advance DNA sequencing for all applications through innovation.  Our goal is to provide researchers the most advanced DNA sequencing technologies for exploring the mysteries of lives, to provide medical doctors the most accurate and affordable means for disease diagnostics, to provide pharmaceutical companies the most effective tools for drug development, and to provide healthcare professionals the most reliable tools for health evaluation and epidemic disease identification and prevention.  

    The Position: We are seeking a full-time Executive Assistant who has paralegal experience to join our team in Carlsbad. This is an administrative support role to leadership which includes corporate legal document management.  This person would work with our contracting lawyers to manage company legal contracts as well as support the CEO with various administrative tasks.    

    • We offer pay commensurate with experience and education, as well as a benefits package, including holidays, vacation days, personal days, medical, dental, vision, life and accidental insurances, 401(k) plan and relocation assistance. 

    • We offer employees ownership of the company through option shares.  The company’s success is the employee’s success.   

    • We offer employee career development opportunities through personalized HR services and career education options.    


    • Strong ability to manage corporate legal documents such as time sensitive IP and partnership agreements 

    • Excellent written, editorial, and analytical skills 

    • Ability to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals  

    • Ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple organizations as well as outside legal partners  

    • Proficient in MS Office (Word & Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat 

    • Ability to manage priorities with a strong work ethic and work independently to deliver critical data to multiple entities 

    • Exceptional organizational and follow-up skills  

    • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to coordinate with various personalities in a professional manner 

    • Being highly organized and detail oriented is imperative 

    • Interest in science and DNA sequencing 

    • This position requires a high volume of details and ability to multitask   


    • Minimum of 2 years of experience supporting executive management 

    • Bioscience industry experience a plus 

    • Paralegal experience preferred but not required  


    • Some College a must 

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred 

    • Courses or certificate in paralegal preferred  


    • Document control and file management 

    • Coordinating response to Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) letters 

    • Preparing standard agreements based on templates 

    • Preparing regular reports to share with upper management 

    • Drafting business agreements based on the results of negotiation 

    • Administrative duties including mailing, conference registration, coordinating events and travel arrangements 

    • Miscellaneous tasks assigned by CEO or other senior officers 

    • Work on any special projects as requested  

    All listed responsibilities are deemed essential functions to this position. Additional reasonable tasks and responsibilities might be necessary based on dynamic business needs. 

    All listed responsibilities are deemed essential functions to this position. Additional reasonable tasks and responsibilities might be necessary based on dynamic business needs. 

    To Apply:  Send resume to dthornberry@universalsequencing.com or visit our career center using the link below. UST - Career Site hosted by ADP

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