Clinical Laboratory Scientist

July 28, 2022
San Mateo, CA
Job Type


Myriad Genetics is a trailblazing genetic testing company that has helped millions of patients make critical healthcare decisions. Myriad Women's Health is a leader in genetic screening. Our tests provide actionable information, empowering women and their families to make critical and timely healthcare decisions.

Our laboratory in South San Francisco specializes in molecular prenatal screening of expectant mothers and fathers. Utilizing our highly automated liquid handling platform, our energetic team of dedicated scientists and engineers work together to ensure our industry leading assays produce high quality, life changing results for our patients in a timely manner. If you are motivated and dedicated to improving yourself and your community and would like the opportunity to positively impact people's lives worldwide, we would like for you to join our dynamic and growing team.

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) position works with our highly automated testing platform to process patient samples. Our CLS staff use their training, experience, and judgement to ensure all patient samples are processed according to the highest standards of quality and accuracy. The CLS position functions as a mentor and guide for our unlicensed Production Laboratory Scientists and CGMBS Trainees. The CLS position also assists our assay and hardware development teams with development and validation of new instruments and assays.


Following Standard Operating Protocols, relevant regulations, and directives of the lab leadership team, a CLS will:

  • Work in a team environment and independently as necessary
  • Process patient samples using our automated platform using independent judgement with minimal supervision
  • Perform setup, teardown, and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment
  • Perform quality control procedures
  • Prepare reagents for use on laboratory equipment
  • Archive and retrieving patient samples
  • Work with our engineering team to troubleshoot instrument issues
  • Document any procedure deviations or instrumentation malfunctions
  • Communicate with co-workers to ensure smooth and efficient workflow
  • Perform qualification protocols for recently repaired instruments
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correcting the problems or immediately notifying the laboratory leadership team
  • Follow protocols and document corrective actions taken when instruments deviate from established performance specifications
  • Assist the R&D teams in the development and validation of new instrumentation or assays (not a primary function of the position)
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies

Qualifications and Experience:

A successful CLS candidate will possess:

  • A valid clinical laboratory scientist license or clinical genetics molecular biology scientist license issued by the State of California
  • A BS or BA degree in a chemical, physical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution
  • Experience with laboratory operations and procedures
  • Accurate pipetting skills
  • A working understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance
  • The ability to adapt and be flexible in a fast-paced and evolving work environment
  • The ability to work diligently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Punctuality
  • Professionalism


About Us
Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: maintaining leadership in an expanding hereditary cancer market, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: .

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