Production Scientist (Non-CLS) at Notable Labs
San Francisco, CA, US
Company Overview:

Our mission is to change the way cancer is treated, which starts with putting patients first. We’ve developed a personalized treatment service for cancer patients that prioritizes combinations of FDA-approved treatments that can be immediately prescribed by a doctor.

Focusing on individual patients and existing treatments, we’re discovering novel uses of drugs and defining mechanisms underlying development of cancer progression and drug resistance. Using modern data science and robotics, we’re building a scalable, iterative model that ultimately will turn treatment selection into a data problem.

We’re backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most respected investors, including Y Combinator, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, as well as prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a venture philanthropy firm founded by Steve Case (the founder of AOL). Our lab and offices are centrally located in San Francisco’s SoMa district.

Position Overview:

We’re currently looking for curious, inspired, entrepreneurial Laboratory Scientists to join our Production Laboratory team. We work in an incredibly fast-paced environment that thrives on creativity, learning, and innovation. Given our small size, you’ll be able to make valuable contributions to the goals and strategic direction of both the science team and the company broadly. Just as you are investing in us, we want to invest in you. Working alongside our existing team, you’ll have generous opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a member of a transformative translational medicine platform, you’ll personally have a direct impact on patient outcomes and the future of cancer care.

What we can offer you

The chance to directly fight cancer, one patient at a time
Exposure to experts from a diverse backgrounds ranging from engineering, data science, operations, clinical medicine, patient advocacy, and beyond
Highly competitive, early stage company compensation package, with incredible growth opportunities
Outstanding healthcare benefits and 401K
Flexible vacation policy

Technical qualifications we're looking for in you

Key Responsibilities:
Perform high complexity testing on clinical specimens in accordance with standard operating procedures
Perform, review, and document laboratory quality control procedures
Independently identify and troubleshoot issues that could adversely affect test performance
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to develop, execute, and improve laboratory processes and procedures to meet Quality Systems
Participate in validation and technology transfer of new assays from R&D to production
Train new employees

Technical Qualifications:
B.A, B.S., M.A. or M.S. in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical technology
Laboratory experience in a regulated environment performing flow cytometry, clinical chemistry, hematology, cytology, cell-based assays, or other equivalent clinical laboratory testing
Experience in developing procedures, process improvement, and quality assurance
Knowledge of regulatory requirements (GCLP, CLIA, GMP, CFR)

Non-technical qualifications we're looking for in you

Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Ability to respond to quickly changing priorities
Compassion for cancer patients and passion for reinventing cancer treatment
Hustle and relentless resourcefulness
Excellent time management and creative problem solving skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Self-starting, flexible, positive mindset
Strong written and oral communication skills and enthusiasm
Collaborative, team-player attitude

Extra credit

Experience with automation and high throughput screening assays
Mammalian cell culture experience
Novel assay design and development