Senior Scientist I - Clinical NGS

Job Location
600 W Chicago
suite 775
Chicago, IL 60654
Job Description

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally decode and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking to build a laboratory operations team who are passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques to processing and creating and interpreting vast amounts of genomic and molecular data. Scientists will collaborate with product, research, and business development teams to develop the most advanced sequencing platform in cancer care.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with a cutting-edge genomics workflow to provide high-quality next-generation sequencing data with rapid turnaround times
  • Utilize automation and robotics to standardize the discovery pipeline from sample acquisition to sequencing output
  • Maintain quality metrics and data generation for next-generation sequencing platforms
  • Work to establish and maintain CLIA/CAP compliance in a novel field



Must have:

  • MD or DO with a current medical license and board-certified in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology



  • MD or DO with a current medical license and 3 years of experience in high-complexity clinical cytogenomics



  • PhD in clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and 3 years of experience in high-complexity clinical cytogenomics



  • MS in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, chemical, physical or biological science and 5 years of experience in high-complexity clinical cytogenomics


  • Understanding of the importance to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPAA requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with methodologies and protocols involved in next-generation sequencing
  • Ability to work with others to plan and carry out scientific programs
  • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
  • Strong desire to build products that will save lives and change the course of cancer


Good to have:

  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems
  • Knowledge of LIMS platforms and various computer systems
About Our Organization

Tempus is a health-tech company that enables physicians to deliver personalized cancer care through its interactive analytical and machine learning platform. Tempus provides genomic sequencing services and analyzes molecular and therapeutic data to empower physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions. Our goal is for each patient to benefit from the treatment of others who came before by providing physicians with tools that learn as we gather more data. For more information, visit

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