Personalis, Inc. is a leader in advanced cancer genomics for enabling the next generation of precision cancer therapies and diagnostics. The Personalis NeXT Platform® is designed to adapt to the complex and evolving understanding of cancer, providing its biopharmaceutical customers and clinicians with information on all of the approximately 20,000 human genes, together with the immune system, from a single tissue sample. In population sequencing, Personalis operates one of the largest sequencing operations globally and is currently the sole sequencing provider to Veterans Affairs' Million Veteran Program. To enable cancer and population sequencing, Personalis' Clinical Laboratory was built with a focus on clinical accuracy, quality, big data, scale and efficiency. The laboratory is GxP-aligned as well as Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988-certified and College of American Pathologists-accredited.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute in a hands-on fashion to the clinical molecular lab operations in one of the following areas:
Primary area - Histopathology Team: Prepare FFPE samples for microscopic evaluation by a pathologist- microtomy, H&E staining, and coverslipping of slides. Perform instrument maintenance and operation. Digital slide image generation, image quality control and transfer to pathology team.
Additional area - Extractions Team: Extract DNA and RNA from different sample types (fixed tissues, frozen tissue, blood, saliva and more). Perform quality control of samples and sample storage and management. Perform data transfer to the Library Prep Team.
Please note, this position supports the following shift: Tues-Sat 12:00pm-8:30pm
Procures appropriate supplies and equipment to maximize department efficiency and meet established budgetary and quality goals
Supports and ensures compliance with all department and company policies and procedures
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
BA/BS in a biological discipline
0-2+ years of relevant laboratory experience as a laboratory technician, experience with histology lab equipment is a plus
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Thrives in a high-energy, collaborative, hands-on environment
Physical demands include stooping, turning, bending, squatting, kneeling, and the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Personalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities. Personalis offers a competitive compensation package.