Research Laboratory Scientist

Job Location
180 Kimball Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Work with bright, invested people
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • An evergreen equity package
  • Fully stocked kitchens along with catered lunch & dinner
  • An on-site, fully-equipped gym where you can work off your catered lunch. Classes offered daily.
  • Weekly laundry & dry-cleaning services
Job Description

Position description


As you might imagine, few if any have done multiplex testing on quite this scale before. Our genome center group scales our clinical laboratory to handle massive sample volume while maintaining diagnostic-grade quality. Join our team and help us reinvent the clinical laboratory.

 What you'll do


  • Method Research: invent assay methodologies that will enable expansion into new target markets
  • Assay Development: develop new assay chemistries with the goal of minimizing cost and turnaround time while maintaining accuracy
  • Sequencing Protocol Design: design panels for the latest sequence capture methods and optimize protocols for targeted clinical sequencing assays
  • Publish: Conceive, write, and publish academic papers in collaboration with our software team

About You


  • You have a PhD in Molecular Biology (or similar field), and/or significant independent bench experience as demonstrated by publications or prior employment.
  • You are quantitative-minded and know your way around a computer. Actual programming experience and/or training in statistics highly preferred.
  • You are intimately familiar with next-gen sequencing protocols and operation of Illumina or Ion Torrent instruments.
  • Most importantly, you do not rest until you’ve optimized your experiments, and want to see them used in the clinical care of millions of patients.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

About Counsyl


Counsyl is a technology company that strives to give millions of men and women access to vital information about their bodies, helping them confidently make choices about their lives. The team consists of world class engineers, scientists and clinical experts as well as a renowned engineering and scientific advisory board. Counsyl integrates sophisticated technology with custom robotic automation in its accredited medical laboratory. This focus on technology has made Counsyl a leader in helping patients and doctors communicate about medical results in real time. Its products have won the Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Award for Medicine, and have been named one of Scientific American's "Top 10 World Changing Ideas."

Counsyl’s Family Prep Screen has already helped hundreds of thousands of people discover critical information before having children, and the Counsyl platform extends beyond family preparation to include inherited cancer screening. Counsyl has raised a total of $93M and is privately funded by Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Google executive David Drummond.

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