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South San Francisco, CA

Laboratory Director

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Position 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 700,000 samples to date. We currently seek to hire a board-certified Laboratory Director. You will report directly to the Executive Medical Director and collaborate with teams across the organization to ensure our lab continues to process our patient samples with the utmost quality and integrity.

What you'll do

  • Provide leadership to the Operations, R&D, and Product Development teams in the areas of clinical and analytical validity
  • Lead curation team to work with computational biologists and research scientists on product development efforts
  • Collaborate with software engineering team to design, optimize, and automate QC and data review interfaces
  • Design assay validation studies
  • Partner with quality management team to develop, implement and maintain SOPs and appropriate QC and QA programs
  • Work with technical supervisors to improve procedures for sequencing QC and data review, review sequencing quality indicators on a weekly basis and help develop action plans
  • Refine curation protocols and classification criteria
  • Review variant classifications and final reports
  • Function as a knowledge resource for difficult cases

About you

  • ABMG board-certified clinical molecular geneticist or ABP board-certified molecular genetic pathologist
  • Experience with: 1) Reviewing results of germline and/or somatic NGS assays for validity 2) Interpreting variants in the context of the medical literature (experience with germline diagnostics including hereditary cancer syndromes or exome sequencing desired) 3) Corresponding with medical geneticists and oncologists on interpretation of results 4) Design of gene panels and molecular tests 5) CLIA lab operations and testing requirements
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Excellent leadership, human relations and communication skills
  • Requires high attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and adapt rapidly to changing priorities and tasks

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 700,000 patients and served more than 7,000 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.

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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