Clinical Laboratory Scientist
- San Francisco, CA
TRAINING SCHEDULE: Mon - Fr, traditional PST hours
Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry, by making clinical-grade genetic information affordable and accessible to guide health decisions across all stages of life.
Our team is expanding rapidly and we’re looking for people who are passionate about helping improve healthcare to join us.
We are looking for a motivated and self-driven Clinical Laboratory Scientist to join our team. This role will be responsible for performing high complexity diagnostic testing on patient specimens across various molecular assays and platforms (Including NGS). This role envelopes all steps from specimen processing to data analysis; performing quality control and assurance procedures, while complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires excellent attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to multitask as well as work independently within a team environment. This role requires on-site work at our San Francisco location as well as ability to work overtime and off-schedule days as needed.
Our team culture strives to be true to Invitae's greater culture. We rely on team members to work with a sense of urgency and with a goal of putting the team above the individual. We pride ourselves in having a diverse group of individuals who collaborate and work well together so that we might learn and grow from one another. The team's culture is also ideally one in which direct and consistent feedback can be given and taken; we encourage honest and open communication and constructive feedback. We prioritize the patient first, for whom we continually seek to improve and grow in efficiency and strive to produce consistent and reliable results.
What you'll do:
- The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) is responsible for the direct and constant supervision of clinical laboratory technicians at all times during the analytical phase
- The CLS is responsible for performing clinical laboratory testing, as directed by the current standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analysis, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
- Maintain strict standards of quality
- Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and reporting these to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
- Assist with quality control and quality assurance activities
- Participate in continued education credits
- Other duties as assigned
What you bring:
- Either 6+ years of laboratory experience preferably in a molecular biology lab performing DNA Sequencing OR 2+ years with a Master's
- Possess an active, valid license issued by California to perform high complexity testing, or eligible to apply for one
- Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory studies or equivalent science related studies
- Advanced laboratory skills
- Ability to work full-time schedule as well as possible overtime or off-schedule days when needed
By joining Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. We’ve created a culture that empowers our teams and our teammates to have the biggest impact and to explore their interests and capabilities. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility, along with excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization.
At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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