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South San Francisco, CA

Scientist (Development)

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Position 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. This Scientist role is part of our Laboratory Operations team and is 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

About you

  • 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

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 400,000 patients and served more than 6,000 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 RSTP, 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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