Clinical Lab Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing


Burlingame, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/28/2021
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  • Company Address: 831 Mitten Rd, Burlingame, CA, 94010

About Color

Color’s mission is to help people lead the healthiest lives that science and medicine can offer. We launched in April 2015 with a simple, affordable genetic test to help people understand their risk for hereditary cancer. In 2017, we added coverage for hereditary heart conditions. Between them, cancer and heart disease constitute the two biggest causes of death worldwide. In September 2018, we introduced a new health area, medication response, to help people understand how their genes may influence response to certain medications.

Job Description

Named by Rock Health as the Best Digital Health Company to Work For, Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color is building and delivering technology-enabled healthcare to millions of people. Through partnerships with public and private partners including governments, employers and health systems, Color’s infrastructure and software enables large populations to receive essential healthcare services directly where they live or work. This includes testing and telehealth services for preventive health and infectious disease management.
Since March 2020, Color has mobilized to address the pandemic by leveraging its platform to scale COVID-19 testing programs around the country. Color’s platform is used by more than 100 major employers, universities and public health institutions, such as the City of San Francisco, the State of California and PerkinElmer, community-based efforts in Oakland, and others, to deliver critical health programs. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit
By investing in the technology that ensures easy and affordable access to healthcare, Color is creating the infrastructure that will serve us for decades to come. Apply to join Color and do some of the most important work of your career. If you are not sure that you're 100% qualified, but are up for the challenge - we want you to apply!
As a CLS/CGMBS, you will perform clinical laboratory testing of a novel Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assay for understanding the genetic risk for specific diseases. You will work in our high complexity CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory while employing independent judgment and responsibility with minimal supervision.
1) Monday-Friday 6am - 2pm PT

How You’ll Contribute:

    • Perform NGS assay procedures including nucleic acid extraction, preparation of libraries for deep sequencing, hybridization, massively parallel sequencing, and data analysis.
    • Monitor laboratory quality control, maintain accurate records of work, perform and monitor instrument calibration and maintenance records, and execute reagent validations as necessary.
    • Operate high-throughput, integrated automation workstations, and utilize the in-house LIMS and other infrastructure software during assay performance.
    • Carry out research and development activities for future test protocols as needed.
    • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures, and write new laboratory procedures when necessary.
    • Be capable of identifying problems that might adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and escalate or correct appropriately.
    • Document that all corrective actions have been taken when there is a deviation in the test system.
    • Generate laboratory maintenance and support records, including inventory management records, and help to maintain a safe environment.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

    • Possess a current California CGMBS or CLS generalist license with prior experience in molecular diagnostics.
    • Hold an earned baccalaureate or higher degree with a major in a relevant scientific field.
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Have the knowledge and abilities essential to successfully perform the duties of a high throughput laboratory setting. 
    • Safely handle specimens, reagents, and toxic/bio-hazardous reagents.

Nice to Have:

    • Prior experience with NGS or other DNA sequencing technology.
    • 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.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.