Lab Shift Supervisor, Overnight Shift at Color
Burlingame, CA, US
Recently named by Rock Health as the 'Best Digital Health Company to Work For,' Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color makes population-scale healthcare programs accessible, convenient, and cost-effective for everyone. Color works with health systems, employers, and national health initiatives around the world including the million-person All of Us Research Program by the National Institutes of Health. 
Since March, Color has mobilized to repurpose core parts of its infrastructure for a massive COVID-19 response and helped fundamentally change the access model for COVID-19 testing across massive public health programs (including the City of San Francisco and community-based efforts in Oakland), major U.S. employers, and universities. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit
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.
A Shift Supervisor is responsible for overseeing day to day activities in the laboratory. This includes supervision of laboratory personnel; quality assurance; and overseeing the collection, analyzing and ultimate use of lab data. 
Supervising a laboratory requires a career-minded individual who ensures all experiments work towards a common goal. Laboratory management is more than just technical skills; it is the ability to organize and plan in a way that keeps other lab members focused on that goal while using their time efficiently and safely.  
Your work in the lab will provide oversight to ensure accurate tests and meet quality goals. You'll serve as a technical resource for problem solving and process improvement. Your role as a Laboratory Supervisor means you will work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements by maintaining documentation, conducting audits, and taking corrective actions. A big part of meeting compliance standards is to fully understand and follow all safety rules. 
Your people skills will need to be top notch to be a great Laboratory Supervisor. You'll be responsible for staffing as you interview, hire, and train new employees. It's also important to help your staff grow and advance in their careers. In this role, you'll also complete the scheduling, planning, staffing in the lab.

How You'll Contribute:

    • Provide day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by qualified testing personnel
    • Responsible for procedure review and training with all lab personnel
    • Assist in developing and updating laboratory procedures and ensure that all laboratory procedures are followed
    • Cover for absences of other lab staff as needed- performing routine lab duties
    • Must comply with lab policies related to safety, cleanliness, and infection control
    • Maintain certification and maintenance of all lab equipment
    • Perform proficiency testing as required to meet CLIA standards
    • Monitor test analyses and examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained
    • Complete monitoring, record keeping, and reporting for all product quality testing
    • Ensure that all testing is performed within compliance procedures

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • ASCP certification in MT or CLS
    • BS or equivalent- certified to perform High Complexity CLIA Testing
    • 2+ years of experience managing a lab team
    • Knowledge of medical laboratory principles, standards, applications and tests
    • Knowledge of how to use and maintain laboratory equipment appropriately
    • Knowledge of safety and infection control policies and regulations
    • Shift: Monday - Friday 10:00pm - 6:00am


    • Physical/health screening required
    • This position requires sustained work in a laboratory that will be receiving biological specimens that may include viruses for infectious diseases, including the COVID-19 virus (which is known to cause the coronavirus disease). Accordingly, this role involves the risk of infection. Color has implemented appropriate safety policies, training, processes, and equipment as per applicable guidelines.
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.