South San Francisco, CA

Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Sun- Wed 7am-5:30pm)

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Position Description

The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist is a disciplined, meticulous, and self-motivated individual with great communication skills and the expertise required to process samples in a high complexity molecular diagnostics laboratory. As a Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist, you will be responsible for mastering the effective use of automated instrumentation and manual workflows/processes to generate assay results in a next generation sequencing clinical laboratory setting. In this role, you will be expected to apply your technical skills towards processing biological samples on a day to day basis in a very dynamic and high throughput laboratory.

The Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist will demonstrate a high level of individual responsibility and accountability and possess the ability to perform to the requirements listed below. The ideal candidate for this role will play a key part in maintaining high clinical lab performance standards on a daily basis, bolstering Counsyl’s ability to  continue delivering high quality results to our patients in a timely manner


What You'll Do

  • Perform high complexity testing under the minimal supervision of a general supervisor
  • Interact and communicate with laboratory staff to ensure efficient work flow
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and document all quality control activities
  • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s acceptable levels of performance
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and immediately notify the general supervisor, technical supervisor, or director
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Assist the Technical Supervisor in method verification studies and validation of Laboratory Developed Tests
  • Participate in the continuous quality improvement process

About you

  • A current California state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license to perform laboratory testing is required
  • Required experience:
  • At least six years of clinical laboratory experience as a licensed personnel
  • At least four years of clinical laboratory experience if candidate holds a Master’s degree
  • At least one year of clinical laboratory experience as a licensed personnel if candidate holds a PhDA
  • BS/BA degree in Medical Technology or Biological Sciences from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Experience in a molecular lab preferredCGMBS preferred
  • You are well versed in at least two of the following areas, while possessing the ability to rapidly become competent in all of the others:
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Molecular biology
  • DNA extraction
  • PCR technology
  • Nice to have - In depth training and experience with good laboratory practices
  • Experience in CLIA regulated clinical labs / Biotech start-up/fast growth company or similar working environment will be very helpful
  • Advanced degrees 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.