Clinical Lab Scientist at Personalis | Powderkeg

Personalis, Inc. is a leader in advanced cancer genomics for enabling the next generation of precision cancer therapies and diagnostics. The [Personalis NeXT Platform]( next-platform%2F&esheet=52534858&newsitemid=20211118006333&lan=en- US&anchor=Personalis+NeXT+Platform&index=2&md5=994af974cf5c973f890d0bc5a72ef63b)® 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]( US&anchor=Clinical+Laboratory&index=3&md5=214191f02a8e211e8a6037256ce4a478) 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 our lab, we foster a positive, friendly and team-based environment where we all pitch in to help achieve our common goals and support each other. We offer a dynamic atmosphere where you will have the opportunity to work on multiple benches such as extractions, library prep, and sequencing. You will also partner with our lab assistants and coordinate with them on pre-analytical & post analytical tasks.

Our Clinical Lab Scientists perform and report clinical lab testing on samples used by physicians in the diagnostic and treatment of patients. This will entail following the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and next generation sequencing processes, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.


  • Maintain updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the lab and the use of the resulting information by physicians through continuing education activities
  • Supervise the activities of the lab in the absence of an onsite manager
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or notify management
  • Participate in activities which support all necessary licensure for the clinical laboratory, including quality management functions and on-site inspections of the laboratory
  • Trains other CLS personnel and other staff in laboratory methods. Monitor the activities of non-licensed personnel as needed
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures, quality control policies and activities including required documentation necessary to ensure compliance
  • May be required to assist in assay development activities
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in sciences or related disciplines
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license OR CGMBS license
  • 1+ year of experience in a clinical laboratory setting
  • Beneficial to have experience with manual DNA/RNA extractions, manual library prep and working with a microtome

At Personalis, we are transforming the development of next-generation therapies by providing more comprehensive molecular data about each patient’s cancer and immune response. At our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory, our team is expanding the horizons of Next Generation Sequencing, immuno-oncology therapeutics and diagnostics. Personalis offers competitive pay, benefits, many perks as well as opportunities to grow your career.

Personalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Company
  • Location
    Menlo Park, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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