Lab Assistant - Accessioner

Location: South San Francisco
Department: CLIA - Molecular


The Position:

Due to the success of our genomic tests and our product pipeline, Veracyte is hiring an additional team member for our CLIA Molecular Lab. The Lab Assistant - Accessioner will perform routine specimen accessioning in accordance with established protocols. The position will process specimens upon receipt in the lab. Additional responsibilities include all related clerical functions, lab maintenance and regulatory compliance tasks. You'll work alongside a highly engaged team of Lab Assistants and Clinical Lab Scientists and will collaborate with other groups across Veracyte. You'll have the opportunity for ongoing training, competency assessments and sharing ideas for continuous improvement in the lab. The work schedule is Tuesday - Saturday.

Assignments include:

  • Accessioning clinical specimens upon receipt. Data entry into LIS system.
  • Specimen verification, labeling, tracking, and all related clerical functions. Work cross-functionally with Client Service regarding specimen issues.
  • General accessioning clean-up tasks, e.g. break down shipping boxes, disinfect accessioning counters, sweep and put away supplies.
  • Performing all laboratory activities in accordance with the Quality Assurance Program
  • Engaging in training and competency assessments.
  • Participating in continuous improvement activities/projects.

Who You Are:

You have a two or four year degree and at least one year of previous work experience (laboratory or non-laboratory) while attending school or after graduation. Accessioning experience in a lab is preferred. You have demonstrated the ability to problem solve and proactively collaborate with peers. In previous roles you were known for your high attention to detail and dedication to customers and/or patients. You are seeking a role where you can contribute at your highest level, learn from peers, and be a part of new emerging technologies that improve patient outcomes. Candidates must be able to work from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

What We Can Offer You

Veracyte is a growing company that offers significant career opportunities if you are curious, driven, patient-oriented and aspire to help us build a great company. We work collaboratively, offering you the opportunity to constantly learn from your colleagues – even those outside of your area of expertise. Here at Veracyte, we find fun, little ways to make it a great place to work – participate in our annual Halloween costume contest, treat yourself to free coffee or the endless supply of PB&J sandwiches, and toast with colleagues as we celebrate milestones. We also offer conveniences such as an on-site workout room and free shuttle service from both BART and CalTrain. We are a company with a heart and believe in positively impacting the world beyond our doors by providing our product to those who cannot afford it through a financial assistance program. Veracyte seeks the best employees and works to create an environment where they can thrive, expand their knowledge and contribute at the highest level.

About Veracyte

Veracyte, Inc. is a leading genomic diagnostics company that is fundamentally improving patient care by resolving diagnostic uncertainty with evidence that is trustworthy and actionable. The Company’s products uniquely combine genomic technology, clinical science and machine learning to provide answers that give physicians and patients a clear path forward without risky, costly surgery that is often unnecessary.  Since its founding in 2008, Veracyte has commercialized three genomic tests, which are transforming the diagnosis of thyroid cancer, lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and collectively target a $2 billion market opportunity.

At Veracyte, we are more than just a diagnostics company. We are redefining diagnostic truth and changing patient care as we know it. We are improving the lives of patients by enabling the evolution of evidence-based clarity from scientific discovery.  Our team embraces challenges - the more complex, the better. We are laser-focused and know how to prioritize. We act with a sense of urgency, because when it comes to advancing patient care, every minute matters. We take ownership of our work and are deeply committed to the success of our team. And, above all, we value integrity - in our work and how we treat all of our stakeholders, including each other.

Our accomplishments and innovation have earned us widespread recognition, from appearing on The Wall Street Journal Next Big Thing list to receiving the 2016 Edison Award, which honors product innovation and excellence. Yet the honor we are proudest of is being named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News group four years in a row, based solely on feedback from our employees.

Veracyte affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran or marital status. Veracyte participates in E-Verify in the United States

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