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Lab Automation Technician


We are looking for candidates with experience supporting laboratory automation applications.  This candidate will collaborate with teams of scientists and engineers to maintain, troubleshoot, and optimize automated systems in the NGS lab. 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.


  • Ability to work at our San Francisco lab location on a Wed-Sunday full-time schedule
  • Laboratory experience, preferably in a molecular biology lab under regulatory regimes such as CLIA, CAP, or FDA
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supporting laboratory automation; experience with robotic liquid handling systems
  • Strong organizational skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in troubleshooting effort
  • Preferred Experience: basic programming skills; ability to follow programming logics and understand pseudo-code


  • Support laboratory automation, perform scheduled instrument maintenance per SOP
  • Qualify and requalify lab equipment for production use
  • Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and report to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
  • Interact with many different functional groups, and work on programs throughout the development timeline
  • Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting, process documentation, user training, equipment validation, and vendor relations

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. We also have offices in Palo Alto and Oakland that are very public transportation accessible as well. 

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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