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Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Generalist

Lab Support, A Division Of On Assignment

San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Cell Culture, Flow Cytometry,

Job Description

Lab Support is looking for a California certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist for one of our clients in San Francisco

Our client has developed a high throughput robotic testing platform that uses a patient’s live tumor cells to predict the safest and most effective treatment combinations. We employ an ex vivo assay to survey thousands of drug combination options. To ensure our translational system is predictive we’ve created a proprietary method to mimic the microenvironment of the human body. Our drug panel includes all approved chemotherapies and targeted agents, as well as generic non-oncology drugs that have published anti-neoplastic evidence.

We prioritize the safest combinations from our viability assay by estimating a therapeutic index. Successful hits are counter-screened against normal human cells to determine a customized, relative drug scoring system for each patient. The end result of our process is a CLIA certified report which prioritizes therapeutic options that could be used by the physician and patient.

• Performing high complexity testing on clinical specimens, with a focus on determining tumor sensitivity and resistance to drug combinations
• Develop, execute, and improve the laboratory's standard operating procedures for specimen handling, reagent preparation, processing, test analyses, recording of test results, and environmental/health safety
• Performing, reviewing, and documenting laboratory quality control procedures and training
• Independently identifying and troubleshooting issues that could adversely affect test performance
• Documenting all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications


• Compassion for cancer patients and passion for reinventing cancer treatment
• A current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license (generalist, clinical chemist, or clinical hematologist scientist)
• Laboratory experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, cytology, cell-based assays, or other equivalent clinical laboratory testing areas
• B.A, B.S., M.A. or M.S. in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology
• Self-starting, flexible mindset
• Ability to work independently with a multi-disciplinary engineering team in a resourceful startup

Some experience with Flow Cytometry is required

• Experience with automation and high throughput screening assays
• Mammalian cell culture experience
• Novel assay design and development