Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

San Francisco, CA
Science
Full-time

Company Overview:

Our mission is to change the way cancer is treated, which starts with putting patients first. We’ve developed a personalized treatment service for cancer patients that prioritizes combinations of FDA-approved treatments that can be immediately prescribed by a doctor.

Focusing on individual patients and existing treatments, we’re discovering novel uses of drugs and defining mechanisms underlying development of cancer progression and drug resistance. Using modern data science and robotics, we’re building a scalable, iterative model that ultimately will turn treatment selection into a data problem.

We’re backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most respected investors, including Y Combinator, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, as well as prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a venture philanthropy firm founded by Steve Case (the founder of AOL). Our lab and offices are centrally located in San Francisco’s SoMa district.

Position Overview:

We’re currently looking for curious, inspired, entrepreneurial Clinical Laboratory Scientists to join our Clinical Laboratory team. We work in an incredibly fast-paced environment that thrives on creativity, learning, and innovation. Given our small size, you’ll be able to make valuable contributions to the goals and strategic direction of both the science team and the company broadly. Just as you are investing in us, we want to invest in you. Working alongside our existing team, you’ll have generous opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a member of a transformative translational medicine platform, you’ll personally have a direct impact on patient outcomes and the future of cancer care.

What we can offer you

    • The chance to directly fight cancer, one patient at a time
    • Exposure to experts from a diverse backgrounds ranging from engineering, data science, operations, clinical medicine, patient advocacy, and beyond
    • Highly competitive, early stage company compensation package, with incredible growth opportunities
    • Outstanding healthcare benefits and 401K
    • Flexible vacation policy

Technical qualifications we're looking for in you

    • Performing high complexity testing on clinical specimens, with a focus on determining tumor sensitivity and resistance to drug combinations
    • Develop, execute, and improve the laboratory's standard operating procedures for specimen handling, reagent preparation, processing, test analyses, recording of test results, and environmental/health safety
    • Performing, reviewing, and documenting laboratory quality control procedures and training
    • Independently identifying and troubleshooting issues that could adversely affect test performance
    • Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
    • A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license (generalist, clinical chemist, or clinical hematologist scientist)
    • Laboratory experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, cytology, cell-based assays, or other equivalent clinical laboratory testing areas
    • B.A, B.S., M.A. or M.S. in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology

Non-technical qualifications we're looking for in you

    • Compassion for cancer patients and passion for reinventing cancer treatment
    • Hustle and relentless resourcefulness
    • Excellent time management and creative problem solving skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Self-starting, flexible, positive mindset
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm
    • Collaborative, team-player attitude

Extra credit

    • Experience with automation and high throughput screening assays
    • Mammalian cell culture experience
    • Novel assay design and development