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.

Summary: 

You will work with a world-class, dynamic team of bioinformatics scientists, software engineers, laboratory scientists, assay developers, product managers, and clinicians applying our cutting-edge cancer and immuno-oncology solutions to plan, manage, analyze, and interpret impactful collaborative R&D projects.  You will be part of a team focused o delivering the ImmunoID NeXT™ products to support customers and collaborators in developing a new generation of genomics-based precision medicine products in immuno-oncology and cancer clinical trials, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a hands-on fashion to the daily lab activities in the following areas by performing and assisting in laboratory tests, processes and analyses according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures:
    • Extractions: Extract DNA and RNA from different types of samples (fixated 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. 
    • Library Prep: Perform manual and automated NGS library preparation (DNA and RNA samples); perform quality control of samples; sample management and data transfer to sequencing team. 
    • Enrichment & Sequencing: Perform sample pooling and enrichment process; determine sequencing loading schemes to generate required data deliverable.
  • Escalates issues to a supervisor/ lab manager when problems arise with sample processing.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory safety protocols.
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
  • Uses effective two-way communication and participating in general laboratory meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in a biological discipline.
  • 0-2+ years of relevant laboratory experience as a laboratory technician.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to keep detailed, accurate records.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have working knowledge of techniques for manipulation of RNA and DNA.
  • Strong desire to work in a demanding, high-energy, hands-on environment.
  • Knowledge of genomics is preferable.
  • Experience with lab automation systems is a plus.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to the handling of Personal Information, subject to  the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (“China”, excluding  the Hong Kong SAR, the Macao SAR and the Taiwan region for the purpose of this Policy), by Personalis, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) through  its website, products, and services (the “Services”). It describes how we collect, use, and  disclose such Personal Information, your rights and choices with respect to your Personal  Information, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

  1. Personal Information We Collect

In this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or  identifiable individual. We may collect Personal Information about you from various  sources described below. 

Information Provided by You 

  • Communications. When you contact us via a contact form, email, or other means,  you provide us with Personal Information, such as your name and contact details, and  the content, date, and time of our communications. 
  • Careers. If you apply for a job with us, you may provide us with your resume, name,  contact details, and any other relevant information. If you become an employee, we  may collect additional information, such as your emergency contacts, beneficiary  selections, and other relevant information for employment, payroll, and benefit  purposes, and we may collect certain sensitive Personal Information such as  biometric data for identity verification or financial information. 
  • Support Information. When you request technical support services, we will handle  your Personal Information such as your name and the contact details you use to  contact us, as well as information about the reasons for your support request, and  any additional information you may provide in that context. 
  • Information Collected from Health Care Providers. If you are a health care  provider engaging with us in connection with our research, we may collect your  name, contact details, and other information in order to support that engagement.  

Where applicable, we may indicate whether and why you must provide us with your  Personal Information as well as the consequences of failing to do so. For example, it may  be necessary for you to disclose certain Personal Information in order for us to provide the  Services to you. 

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 14.  Information We Collect by Automated Means 

  • Social media. We may collect Personal Information via social media tools, widgets,  or plug-ins to connect you to your social media accounts. These features may allow  you to sign in through your social media account, share a link, or post directly to your  social media account. When you visit a website that contains such tools or plugins, 

the social media or other service provider may learn of your visit. Your interactions  with these tools are governed by the privacy policies of the corresponding social  media platforms. 

  • Cookies. We may collect Personal Information via cookies and similar technologies  (see section 3 of this Policy for more information). 
  1. How We Use Personal Information 

We use the Personal Information we collect for the following purposes: ● Providing Services, including to operate, maintain, support, and provide our Services. 

  • Communicating with You, including to contact you for administrative purposes (e.g.,  to provide services and information that you request or to respond to comments and  questions) or to send you marketing communications, including updates on promotions  and events, relating to products and services offered by us. 
  • Personalization, including to customize our Services to you and provide you with the  most relevant marketing and advertising materials. 
  • Customer and Vendor Relationship Management, including to track emails, phone  calls, and other actions you have taken as our customer or vendor. 
  • Aggregation and Anonymization. We may aggregate or anonymize Personal  Information and use the resulting information for statistical analysis or other purposes. 
  • Administrative and Legal, such as to address administrative issues or to defend our  legal rights and to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies as permitted  by PRC law.  
  • Sensitive Personal Information. We use the sensitive Personal Information collected  in order to provide employment benefits, report required information to government  regulators, and conduct research and clinical trials, in each case, solely subject to your  informed consent. 
  1. Legal Bases for the Handling of Personal Information 

We rely on various legal bases to handle your Personal Information, including: 

  • Consent. You may have consented to the use of your Personal Information, for  example to send you electronic marketing communications or for the use of certain  cookies. We will obtain your consent for the handling of sensitive Personal Information.  You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us as described in Section  10 of this Policy. 
  • Contract. We need your Personal Information to provide you with our Services and to  respond to your inquiries. 
  • Legal. We may have a legal obligation to handle your Personal Information when  necessary to fulfill statutory duties and responsibilities or statutory obligations, for  example to comply with tax and accounting obligations. 

  • Public Interest. We may also handle your Personal Information when necessary to  respond to sudden public health incidents or protect individuals’ lives and health, or  the security of their property, under emergency conditions.  
  1. How We Disclose Personal Information 

We may disclose Personal Information about you in the following circumstances: 

  • Group Entities. We may disclose Personal Information about you to our affiliates and  subsidiaries. 
  • Service Providers. We work with third parties to provide services such as hosting,  maintenance, and support. These third parties may have access to or handle your  Personal Information as part of providing those services to us, but they are prohibited  from using your Personal Information for their own purposes. 
  • Legal. We may disclose your Personal Information when it is necessary to fulfill our  duties and obligations under applicable law. 
  • Public Posts. Any information that you voluntarily choose to post to a publicly  accessible area of our Services will be available to anyone who has access to that  content. 
  • Anonymized Information. Personal Information that has been anonymized can no  longer be linked to an individual. We may use and disclose anonymized information  for any purpose, unless we are prohibited from doing so under applicable law. 
  • Merger. Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed  and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger,  acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event  of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one  or more third parties as one of our business assets. In such a scenario, we will notify  you of the name of the personal information recipient and how to contact such  recipient. The recipient will continue to fulfill the duties of Personalis outlined in this  Policy. If any changes are made to how they use your Personal Information, the  recipient will notify you of such changes as provided by applicable laws.  
  1. Your Rights and Choices 

As provided under applicable law and subject to any limitations in such law, you have the  following rights: 

  • Access and Portability. You may ask us to provide you with a copy of the Personal  Information we maintain about you and request certain information about its handling.  In certain situations, you may ask us to transfer your Personal Information to another  organization directly. 
  • Correction. If you believe your Personal Information that we handle is inaccurate or  incomplete, you may ask us to correct or complete it. 
  • Deletion. In certain situations, you may ask to have your Personal Information  anonymized or deleted, as appropriate. 
  • Consent Withdrawal. You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us  regarding the handling of your Personal Information at any time and free of charge. 

We will apply your preferences going forward. This will not affect the lawfulness of the  handling before you withdrew your consent. 

You may exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details at the end of this  Policy. Note that applicable laws contain certain exceptions and limitations to each of these  rights. If we do not grant your rights request, we will explain the reason for doing so. We  will also need to verify your identity before you exercise these rights to ensure that your  Personal Information is not inappropriately disclosed. 

  1. International Data Transfers 

We may transfer your Personal Information outside of China when necessary for business  or other valid purposes. Personal Information may be transferred to the United States and  the United Kingdom. If we do so, we will comply with applicable data protection laws  regarding the protection of Personal Information. 

  1. Data Security and Data Retention 

We use physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the  integrity and security of Personal Information that we collect, maintain, and otherwise  handle. 

We delete or anonymize your Personal Information when it is no longer necessary for the  purposes for which we handle it, unless we are required by law to keep it for a longer  period. When determining the retention period, we select the shortest retention period  necessary to achieve the purpose of the handling and take into account various criteria,  such as the type of products or services provided to you, the nature and length of our  relationship with you, mandatory retention periods, and applicable statutes of limitations.  

  1. Third-Party Services 

Our Services may contain features or links to websites and services provided by third  parties. Any information you provide via these websites or services is provided directly to  these third-party operators and is subject to their privacy policies, even if accessed through  our Services. We encourage you to learn about these third parties’ policies before  providing them with your Personal Information. 

  1. Changes and Updates to this Policy 

We may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our privacy practices.  We will follow applicable laws and regulations regarding notification of such changes. 

  1. Our Contact Information 

Personalis is the entity responsible for the handling of your Personal Information. If you  have any questions or comments about this Policy, our privacy practices, or if you would  like to exercise your rights with respect to your Personal Information, please contact us by  email at privacy@personalis.com or by mail at: 

Personalis, Inc. 

1330 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

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