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South San Francisco, CA

Executive Administrative Assistant - Science and Engineering

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Position description

Counsyl is looking for a motivated an Executive Assistant to work alongside our Heads of Science and Engineering.. We’re in search of someone who thrives in a dynamic environment of shifting priorities to partner with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

What you'll do:

  • Own the calendars of several executives and be the go-to person for logistics
  • Project manage special initiatives.
  • Partner with all levels in the organization to communicate effectively, and, if necessary, create and document new policies and procedures for internal and external customers
  • Handle confidential and non-routine information and facilitate communication between appropriate departments
  • Prepare presentations and format and copy edit a variety of documents, correspondence, reports, and/or other related items. Proofread documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain order; you’re well organized, and you keep the rest of your team that way too

About you:

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Organized and punctual with a high attention to detail
  • Know how to coordinate a mean meeting and are able to balance conflicting schedules
  • Able to prioritize effectively and anticipate needs in an ever changing environment
  • Demonstrable success putting out fires and making process improvements to avoid them in the future
  • Strong personal commitment to meeting tight deadlines
  • Able to safely handle confidential information and exercise sound judgement
  • Believe no task is too big or too small
  • Mastery of Mac OS and Google Apps required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

About Counsyl

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 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 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 Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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Counsyl has renamed its products effective July 19, 2017. The Family Prep Screen is now the Foresight Carrier Screen. The Informed Pregnancy Screen is now the Prelude Prenatal Screen. The Inherited Cancer Screen is now the Reliant Cancer Screen.

The new names now appear on all communications from Counsyl. If you have any questions, please contact Counsyl directly.

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