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Leadership Careers at Illumina

Inspire others to live their passion

By identifying genetic similarities and differences across genders, age groups, ethnicities, and individuals, we can all gain a better understanding of how to prevent, treat, and cure illness.

Illumina provides an avenue for truly impactful leadership. Illumina leaders inspire, grow, collaborate, and execute, while living our values, leading change, and focusing on results. Inspire others to live their passion and achieve their career goals.

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Giovanna Prout

Job Title & Role: Associate Director, Product Marketing

Career journey in a word: Marvelous

Giovanna came to Illumina in 2005 looking to help shape the future of genomics as a systems engineer and project manager in Product Development. During this time, she worked on laboratory information management systems, developing oligonucleotide synthesizers and new arrays. She has since held management roles in Operations and Client Services. As the Associate Director of Library Prep, Giovanna manages a team of product managers that market products in Illumina’s Sequencing Library Prep Portfolio. Listen as Giovanna talks about her love for Illumina’s culture and the opportunities she’s had throughout her journey.

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Jay Harger

Job Title & Role: Director, Clinical Genomics

Career journey in a word: Unbelievably-fulfilling

Jay joined Illumina in 2006 as a scientist in Technical Support after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute. He has also held positions in Product Support and Supply Chain, where he was instrumental in driving improvements for Illumina’s next generation sequencing and microarray platforms and led the implementation of a third party distribution center for warehousing Illumina’s array and sequencing consumable products. As Director, Clinical Genomics, Jay helps to drive infrastructure improvements across the organization for us to achieve our clinical business objectives. Listen as Jay takes us through his career progression and life at Illumina.