South San Francisco, CA

Production Laboratory Scientist

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Position Description

The Production Laboratory Scientist is a meticulous individual with a scientific bent of mind that can perform tasks in support of clinical testing in a production setting with expert dexterity and skill. As a Production Laboratory Scientist at Counsyl, you will be expected to run clinical testing procedures in an automated laboratory, while possessing the adaptability to thrive in a fast paced rapidly evolving environment. Below are a few of the key traits of a successful Counsyl Production Laboratory Scientist. 

What You'll Do

  • Process and analyze clinical blood and saliva specimens via automated molecular testing methods following standard operating procedures
  • Complete routine preventive maintenance procedures and troubleshooting on laboratory instrumentation and automated equipment as needed
  • Set up and operate laboratory equipment independently, in accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Support the training of Production Laboratory Scientists and other members of the Clinical lab on current and new laboratory procedures
  • Use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to track specimen status to ensure prompt turnaround time of sample results
  • Perform QC testing on new incoming reagents
  • Create and/or update laboratory standard operating procedures, as needed
  • Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods used in the laboratory
  • Assist in method verification studies and validation studies of laboratory developed tests, as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

About You

  • Flexibility/willingness to learn
  • Shows a positive/eager attitude and always wants to do their best in any circumstance they are placed in
  • Ability to excel with humility in a group setting
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Team Oriented with a high level of social intelligence 
  • Effective communicator who is open to suggestion and feedback
  • Realistic and is willing to ask for help or assistance when necessary
  • BS/BA degree (or equivalent) in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, computer, troubleshooting, and pipetting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Word processing and data management skills
  • Experience with performing Molecular Biology methods will be favored

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.