Clinical Lab Scientist, COVID-19 (Temporary) at Color
Burlingame, CA, US

Recently named Rock Health 'Best Digital Health Company to Work For,' Color is the leader in delivering advanced healthcare through clinical genetics. We make precision health programs accessible, convenient, and cost effective for everyone. Color partners with leading health systems, premier employers, and national health initiatives around the world including the million-person All of Us program by the National Institutes of Health.

Color recently launched a high throughput CLIA-certified COVID-19 testing laboratory integrated with public health tools. The testing facility, based in Burlingame, CA, processes samples from hospitals and public health authority testing efforts, with a near-term goal of performing 10,000 tests per day. The testing platform connects supply to demand through an integrated software platform for public health agencies to manage risk screening, test ordering, results delivery, case management, contact tracing, and public health agency case reporting. Color is also establishing scientific collaborations with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Weill Cornell Medicine to develop and openly share technology. The goal of the collaborations is to directly increase COVID-19 testing capacity, introduce new testing technologies, and share protocols that can help labs across the U.S. scale testing capacity more rapidly.

The Clinical Lab Scientist will be responsible for the development and performance of a novel clinical test for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 in a high complexity CLIA-certified laboratory, and you will be working with other laboratory professionals who have joined Color from UCSF, Stanford, Invitae, Counsyl, and other academic and commercial laboratories. Your work will have a direct impact on people’s lives by scaling up the availability of COVID-19 testing and developing much needed public health infrastructure.

In this role, you will:

Perform analytical processing of specimens

Perform established quality assurance procedures (quality control testing, instrument function checks, maintenance and calibrations), maintain appropriate documentation and report nonconformances

Prepare and maintain accurate laboratory records

Troubleshoot instruments and resolve technical problems whenever possible, document corrective action, and report problems to the supervisor

Assist in instructing laboratory personnel in the principles and techniques of diagnostic tests and examinations

Flexibility with working hours as business needs dictate

Stay current and in command of critical issues and changes

Perform other related duties as assigned

We are looking for:

Graduation from college with a major in an appropriate scientific field and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position

Training in clinical laboratory science as a generalist or limited license

Experience with Microsoft and Google Suite

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of safe handling of biohazardous specimens and chemical reagents

Valid CA Clinical Laboratory Scientist license/certification in one of or all of the following areas: 1) Generalist license 2) Limited license

What is nice to have:

Prior experience working with automation and liquid handlers

Prior experience working in a high-throughput environment

Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.