Scientist (Lab Ops)

Job Location
180 Kimball Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Health benefits: Comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision.
  • Equity: A personal stake in a growing company with a game-changing product.
  • Food: Fully stocked kitchens + lunch and dinner catered by food trucks, local restaurants and farmers’ market purveyors.
  • Fitness: An on-site, fully equipped gym where you can work off your catered lunch. Classes offered daily.
  • Laundry + dry cleaning: Weekly cleaning service right in the office.
  • Socialize: Happy hours, team outings, and a bunch of smart colleagues who don't take themselves too seriously.
Job Description

We run one of the largest genome centers in the country and with that comes the necessity to maintain the quality of our testing. As an Operations Laboratory Scientist you would be responsible for transferring technologies from R&D to production, and optimizing, validating, monitoring and troubleshooting assays.

What you'll do

  • Development Testing: work closely with our automation group to transfer technology to a production environment
  • Method validation: design analytical validation studies for clinical assays developed by R&D
  • Production Assay Monitoring: help build out a responsive laboratory troubleshooting team
  • Process Optimization: develop new assay chemistries with the goal of minimizing cost and turnaround time while maintaining accuracy
  • You have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (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 is highly preferred
  • You are familiar with next-gen sequencing protocols and operation of Illumina or Ion Torrent instruments, preferred
  • 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

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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