Site Clinical Laboratory Director - San Francisco

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA

Office location – San Francisco  

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.

Invitae is seeking a full-time board-certified Clinical Laboratory Director to join a clinical laboratory team that is motivated by the patient on the other end of every sample tested.

Invitae is reinventing genetic testing by making it more affordable and accessible than ever before. Invitae invites applications from individuals with a background in human genetics and genomics to join a growing team responsible for curating, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting clinical genetic data. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with an experienced team of board-certified laboratory directors and genetic counselors, genomics scientists, bioinformaticians, and other professionals who aim to bring comprehensive diagnostic and preventive genetic testing to the world. Invitae’s clinical genomics team is passionate about the company’s mission, encouraging creative thinkers to come up with new ways to provide important information to patients and clinicians and streamline clinical reporting.

We seek a highly motivated individual who can utilize their superior clinical and technical skills to work in the clinical genomics team at Invitae.  We are looking for energetic individuals who demonstrate effort and initiative; team players who are willing to accept personal accountability for successful job performance and who have a willingness to learn new skills, as well as continually improve their existing skill set.  

What you will do:

Clinical Laboratory Director of Record

Invitae is seeking a full-time, board-certified Clinical Laboratory Director of Record to join a clinical laboratory team that is motivated by the patient on the other end of every sample tested.

We are seeking a Clinical Laboratory Director, whose job duties will include:

  • Ongoing involvement in overseeing laboratory processes and in review and sign out of clinical laboratory reports
  • Support the Laboratory Director’s team in ongoing responsibilities, including:
    • Evaluation and input into ongoing monitoring of testing processes including troubleshooting and quality improvement activities
    • Design and oversight of validation and test transfer into clinical testing workflow
    • Establishment and monitoring of performance criteria for clinical tests, including coordination across incident management, client communication, etc.
    • Support for audits
    • Coordination across multiple groups and clinical testing sites
    • Other duties, at the discretion of the Lead Clinical Laboratory Director
    • Represent and ensure compliance with clinical laboratory regulations and medical standards (CLIA, CAP, ACMG/CPIC, etc. as relevant given the specific test type and technical characteristics)

 Who you are:


  • ABMGG certification in Molecular Genetics, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, or ABP certification in Molecular Pathology
  • Hold or be eligible for California Clinical Laboratory Director’s License (CGMB) or equivalent
  • Hold or be eligible for NY Certificate of Qualification (NY CoQ)
  • Ability and willingness to be on site in San Francisco at least 3 days a week

Highly desirable:

  • Strong genetics background with proficiency in clinical genomics and bioinformatics
  • Interest in clinical laboratory processes, regulatory requirements, and professional guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure collaboration across:
    • Molecular laboratory
    • Bioinformatics
    • Clinical reporting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong experience with modern molecular techniques

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.

Job ID: 1200951