Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Posted on 4/4/2023
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Must possess a valid California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (Generalist preferred, limited license Chemistry accepted)
  • Three to four years of CLS licensed work experience in a clinical laboratory setting
  • The ability to prioritize tasks with a high emphasis on quality
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to be a strong team player, with a demonstrated track record of success in a cross-functional team environment
  • Performing high-complexity laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses according to the laboratory's standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions
  • Collaborating with the Development Team and the Automation Team to lead and to execute assay improvement experiments, new assay configurations, and validations
  • Operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and documenting routine preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment according to the laboratory's SOPs for machines and devices including, but not limited to, the following: centrifuges, freezers, refrigerators, pipettors, incubators, NovaSeq units, Flexmap units, Blue® Washers, Bravo units, Hamilton units, and work cells, as needed
  • Reviewing, interpreting, and reporting study results in the company's laboratory information management system (LIMS) as assigned
  • Independently identifying and troubleshooting high-complexity assay problems that adversely affect the test performance
  • Performing, reviewing, and documenting laboratory quality control procedures
  • Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Reporting all quality issues and/or safety concerns to the laboratory supervisor or safety officer
  • Training existing laboratory personnel in new procedures and training new laboratory personnel
  • Preparing reagents required for testing
  • Performing and documenting reagent qualification per the approved protocols
  • Providing direct supervision of the work of unlicensed laboratory personnel during the analytical phase of testing
  • Writing and reviewing procedures, documents, and forms
  • Communicating effectively with coworkers and non-laboratory personnel
  • Performing other laboratory duties as assigned
  • Leading the introduction of assay improvements, new assay configurations, and validation
  • If necessary, acting as a team leader when assigned to provide assistance to the laboratory supervisors and leads, including but not limited to:
  • Assisting in administrative duties, including but not limited to the review of documents and forms
  • Taking charge of shift communication if supervisors and leads are not present
  • Assisting supervisors with coaching CLSs and laboratory associates, including but not limited to proving guidance and constructive feedback
  • Providing issue updates to supervisors and leads
  • Assisting in sample and process troubleshooting
  • Monitoring data and process status as needed
Desired Qualifications
  • Laboratory testing experience within the last five years preferred
  • High volume laboratory experience preferred

201-500 employees

Blood test cancer detection biotech company
Company Overview
Freenome's mission is to empower everyone to prevent, detect, and treat disease by developing high-quality diagnostic tests. The developing next-generation blood tests powered by their multiomics platform to discover the body’s earliest warning signs of cancer, and develop accessible tests to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
  • Competitive market-based salaries
  • Annual bonus opportunities
  • Relocation packages
  • Medical, dental, & vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Wellness programs
  • Equity
  • PTO
Company Core Values
  • Empathy
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Strive for greatness
  • Servant leadership