Lab Technician

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA


Invitae is a world leader in genetic testing with the goal of making genetic information accessible to billions of people worldwide. We test people for genetic conditions related to everything from cancer to heart disease to rare pediatric illnesses.  

We're looking for passionate laboratory technicians who will support high complexity laboratory testing on patient specimens across various assays and platforms. This role will be performing quality control and quality assurance procedures while complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in 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.

What you will do:

  • Under the supervision of the General Supervisor and CLSs, the Laboratory Technician will prepare reagents and/or specimens for testing and process specimens via automated systems in accordance with the laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Process specimens utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)  as well as other sequencing and Copy Number Variation (CNV) assay platforms
  • 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 in general upkeep of laboratory
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory
  • Review standard operating procedures (SOPs) and provide input as assigned
  • Interact with Customer Service for any issues related to sample processing within lab
  • Assist with quality control and quality assurance activities
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs
  • Participate in continuing education
  • Other duties as assigned

Who you are:

  • 2+ years of laboratory experience preferably in a molecular biology lab performing DNA Sequencing
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Ability to work full-time schedule that may include weekend days or off-schedule requests when needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory studies or equivalent science related studies

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. 

Join us.

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.