Clinical Lab Scientist

Location: South San Francisco
Department: CLIA - Molecular


The Position

The Veracyte Clinical Laboratory continues to grow! We are seeking a new Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) to perform cutting-edge diagnostic testing on patient specimens in our collaborative, high-energy work environment. S/he will accurately perform molecular genetic testing, using a variety of molecular biological techniques including expression microarray analysis. Other key aspects of the role include:

  • Conduct daily quantitative and qualitative assessment of molecular data generated during the course of testing
  • Carry out QC/QA activities as part of the company’s Quality program and commitment to patient safety
  • Participate in a variety of other essential laboratory activities, including reagent qualification, inventory management, procedure writing, inspection preparation, test validation, and equipment maintenance
  • Contribute to our learning environment through ongoing training and development
  • The CLS team members work a 4-day, 10-hour work schedule, rotating Saturday coverage

Who You Are

You hold a CA CLS license and have a Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in biological sciences or medical technology, with at least 1 year of experience in molecular diagnostic testing. Ideally, you will hold a certificate in clinical genetics/molecular biology (CLS-MB or CGMBS). Experience with microarray platforms, cDNA amplification, and/or RNA isolation is preferred. You enjoy contributing to a team outside of the lab in the form of special projects. At Veracyte, our team members have individual projects outside of the daily operations aligned with building leadership skills on topics of their interest. We would like you to share our commitment to teamwork and collaboration and be excited by the challenges of applying your expertise to an important, emerging area in molecular diagnostics.

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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