CLIA Technical Supervisor

Job Location
180 Kimball Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Competitive salary, competitive health benefits, unlimited PTO, exceptional work environment, cutting-edge Clinical Lab




Job Description

Over the last few years, Counsyl has grown from a dorm room startup to become one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world, processing over 400,000 samples to date. We currently seek to hire a Technical Supervisor to help us design, optimize, implement, and manage new workflows for our highly-automated laboratory. You will collaborate with teams across the organization to create pipelines that process hundreds of thousands of patient samples each year.


What you'll do


  • Assist Laboratory Director in managing all governmental and regulatory audits
  • Collaborate with Product Development team to optimize, automate, and/or design new workflows
  • Work closely with automation and software engineers to design QC and call review interfaces, and implement quality standards in the following areas: Preanalytical; Assay chemistry; LIMS; Computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Review sample processing QC data and results from sequencing batches and develop programs to train others
  • Partner with quality management team to develop, implement and maintain SOPs and appropriate QC and QA programs
  • Establish a robust program for troubleshooting, maintenance and calibration of instrumentation and equipment 
  • Make decisions that require the comparison and evaluation of alternatives and the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion







  • Must qualify as a Technical Supervisor as defined under CLIA '88 and NYSDOH
  • At least 5 (preferably 10) years of combined CLIA and NGS laboratory experience
  • Comfortable reviewing NGS QC data and results (i.e., familiarity with concepts such as allele balance, GC bias, strand bias is preferred)
  • Experience designing and performing validation studies
  • Knowledgeable regarding various regulatory guidelines, such as CLIA, CAP, and NYS
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Excellent leadership, human relations and communication skills
  • High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and adapt rapidly to changing priorities and tasks are required




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About Our Organization

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 400,000 patients and served more than 6,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by RSTP, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

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