Volta Labs, Inc.

Unlocking the utility of genomics for the world

Staff Product Manager

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Udayan Umapathi
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About the role

We are seeking a Staff Product Manager to lead our global commercialization effort. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the individual will be at the nexus of all strategic product discussions and play a fundamental role in defining and launching Volta’s flagship product. In addition, the individual will be a part of a rapidly expanding team and will be exposed to multiple career development opportunities.

About Volta Labs:

Volta Labs, Inc. (https://www.voltalabs.com/) is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new capabilities with our proprietary fluidic technology. Working at the intersection of engineering and biology, we are developing the future of automation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in life sciences. We are at an exciting inflection point as we emerge out of stealth mode and scale up. Alongside our collaborators, we have demonstrated powerful and unique competencies that are now being developed into robust products for the decentralization of Next Generation Sequencing. This beachhead application is on the bleeding edge of innovation and adoption, and we intend to shape the future with our paradigm shifting platform. 

Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. We take pride in having a wealth of internal knowledge and experiences across all aspects of technology, and we hope that you can add fresh perspectives to that! We strive to build a community of collaborative, disruptive, and respectful team members who feel empowered to be themselves every day.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and test the product and customer hypotheses
  • Support lighthouse customers to ensure their success
  • Develop a customer validated value proposition
  • Position and message the Volta portfolio for key personas across our current and emerging target markets
  • Set pricing strategy for full commercial release
  • Create assets that educate the market on the value proposition
  • Empower marketing, sales, and field application teams to be successful serving the target segment
  • Develop a product roadmap that expands the available market
  • Align, through regular interactions, the engineering and assay development teams around the customer

To be successful you will need:

  • An advanced degree in Life Sciences, preferably to PhD level or MBA
  • 5 years+ experience in product management and/or product marketing
  • Experience with nucleic acid extraction and sequencing library preparation
  • Experience with instrument and/or assay product development
  • Experience project managing within cross functional teams
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships across functions and levels
  • The ability to influence internal and external stakeholders with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • To be highly organized, able to multi-task, and have attention to detail

Volta Labs offers both competitive cash and equity compensation, as well as health, dental, vision, and unlimited paid time off.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Not only do we not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, but we actively seek out and value diverse perspectives.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!

Why you should join Volta Labs, Inc.

Volta Labs is a group of antidisciplinary scientists and builders working at the intersection of engineering and biology. We are building a sequencing technology agnostic platform that spans from the raw biological sample to sequenceable molecules. We are doing this by reinventing the full stack — hardware, software, chemistry, and biology — to create simple, flexible, and powerful solutions for sample preparation and beyond.

Volta Labs, Inc.
Team Size:22
Location:Cambridge, MA
Udayan Umapathi
Udayan Umapathi