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Specializing in genetic diagnostics for hereditary disorders

Sample Accessioner

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SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, Tuesday-Saturday, early shift and late shift openings

LOCATION: San Francisco

Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry, by making clinical-grade genetic information affordable and accessible to guide health decisions across all stages of life.

Our team is expanding rapidly and we’re looking for people who are passionate about helping improve healthcare to join us.

Our Accessioning team is the first stop on a sample’s journey through Invitae. The team is responsible for preparing various sample types for testing by linking the sample to patient records, ensuring sample integrity and kicking off our lab process. As an accessioner, you work closely with several different teams spanning across all of Invitae, including production, customer service, and regulatory affairs. Joining this team is a great opportunity to be a part of a company that is leading the field of genetic medicine, especially for those interested in a dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing environment.

Our Laboratory Accessioning Associates are responsible for preparing specimens prior to laboratory analysis. This individual should have excellent attention to detail, effective communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a strong team environment. This role is essential and requires being on-site at our SF office location, with either a Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday schedule. Flexibility and ability to work overtime is required when needed by the team.

What you’ll do:

  • Accession patient samples in a CAP and CLIA certified BSL-2 lab
  • Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and reporting these to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
  • Work with our Client Services team to resolve missing information cases, data discrepancies and any other issues related to sample processing within the lab using platforms including Jira and Salesforce
  • Assist in general upkeep of the laboratory (i.e., organizing, stocking, lab equipment maintenance)
  • Anticipate needing to lift up to 15 pounds, standing for long periods of time, and repetitive movements
  • Maintain strict standards of quality and assist with QC and QA activities
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain documentation of all communications in accordance with department procedures and policies
  • Complete continuing education units monthly according to laboratory requirements
  • Ad-hoc projects as directed by the team leader

What you bring:

  • General laboratory, data entry, and computer skills
  • A desire to be a part of a fast-paced production team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and desire to work with a dynamic team
  • Flexible schedule and availability to work overtime as needed, and availability during most holidays
  • Passion for patient care is a plus!

By joining Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. We’ve created a culture that empowers our teams and our teammates to have the biggest impact and to explore their interests and capabilities. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility, along with excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization.

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At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Location
San Francisco
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
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Health coverage

Take advantage of comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, and vision.

Family friendly

Have peace of mind with generous vacation days ("take all the time you need; don't let your team down") and an excellent family leave policy.

Strong compensation

We offer competitive salaries and equity in a rapidly growing company.

Work how you want

We make work easy with flexible working hours, the computer and accessories of your choice, and opportunities to work from home.

Invitae at a glance

Specializing in genetic diagnostics for hereditary disorders

Invitae focuses on Biotechnology. Their company has offices in New York City, San Francisco, Austin, Boston, and Seattle. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Invitae has raised $195.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014.

You can view their website at https://www.invitae.com/en/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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