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Laboratory Technician

Description

We're looking for passionate laboratory technicians who will support highly complex laboratory testing (next-generation DNA sequencing) on patient specimens including all steps from specimen processing to data analysis, performing quality control and quality assurance procedures, and complying with all applicable local, state and federal laboratory requirements. The work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment. This role requires on-site work at our San Francisco location as well as ability to work a Wed-Sunday full-time schedule.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of laboratory experience preferably in a molecular biology lab performing DNA Sequencing
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Ability to work full-time schedule that may include weekend days.
  • Bachelors degree in clinical laboratory studies or equivalent science related studies

Responsibilities

  • Maintain strict standards of quality; 
  • Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and reporting these to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
  • Under the supervision of the General Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician - May prepare reagents and/or specimen for testing; Process specimens for Testing Personnel; Assist with automated procedures according to the laboratory’s SOPs; Extract gDNA from samples under CLS supervision using automated processes
  • Assist in general upkeep of laboratory
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory
  • May review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and provide input as assigned
  • Interact with Customer Service for any issues related to sample processing within lab
  • Assist with quality control and quality assurance activities
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs
  • Participate in continuing education
  • Other duties as assigned

Invitae envisions a world in which genomic sequencing routinely informs lifelong health care decisions. We
provide comprehensive, rapid, and affordable genome sequencing and clinically relevant interpretations of
genomic data. We are committed to enabling the utilization of genomic data in order to improve health,
catalyze scientific and medical research, and contribute to improved outcomes for everyone.

Invitae is an open, title-free company that operates as a meritocracy. We focus intently on our ability to
deliver reliable solutions that contribute to improving people's lives. We ruthlessly eliminate overhead and
policies that interfere with productivity. We have excellent benefits. Our San Francisco location is in the hip
SOMA neighborhood, near great restaurants. Our office in Palo Alto is right on Sheridan Ave. Both are a
couple of blocks away from CalTrain. Many of us bike or take public transit to work. We work hard during
the week and we rest on the weekends.

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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