Lucence is a precision oncology company founded on a vision of a world without avoidable cancer deaths. We develop advanced liquid biopsy blood tests that select suitable cancer treatments by molecular profiling.
With offices in California, Singapore, Hong Kong and Suzhou, joining Lucence means you will be part of an international and dynamic team striving towards a common vision. As a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in our lab in Palo Alto, you will be part of the early team growing our laboratory operations to bring our advanced liquid biopsy technology to more people.
Your day-to-day duties would include:
Performing high complexity testing according to established SOPs for molecular diagnostic techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, genotyping, and next generation sequencing.
Correctly receiving, requisitioning, processing, and ensuring proper identification of specimens and chain of custody.
Evaluating sample integrity and adhering to relevant procedures in cases of unacceptable specimens.
Setting up new laboratory equipment and performing equipment maintenance checks on a regular basis or as needed.
Managing laboratory supplies and inventory.
Participating in reagent and assay quality control and validations as needed.
Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.
Troubleshooting assays and instruments as needed.
Maintaining strict quality standards according to the laboratory’s accreditation standards, e.g. CAP, CLIA, ISO.
Documenting all corrective actions taken should test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Preparing for internal/external audits as needed.
To be a good fit for this role, you would have:
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Life Sciences or a relevant field.
An active California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license in good standing.
Around 2 years of experience working in an accredited (e.g. CAP) clinical laboratory.
Familiarity with molecular diagnostic techniques (e.g. real-time PCR). Experience in liquid biopsy and next generation sequencing would be advantageous.
Familiarity with laboratory information management systems.
A high degree of attention to detail.
Willingness to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and pave the way forward for constructive progress, even when the road ahead isn’t easy!
Internal Number: MT003
Lucence is a precision oncology company founded on a vision of a world without avoidable cancer deaths. We develop advanced liquid biopsy blood tests that select suitable cancer treatments by molecular profiling. Headquartered in Singapore and California, with offices in Hong Kong and Suzhou, we supply molecular diagnostic services for innovative cancer testing worldwide through a CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory.