Lab Technologist

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Scipher Medicine develops innovative diagnostic tests to determine drug response and targeted therapies using its proprietary personalized medicine platform based on molecular technology. Our platform allows us to interpret genomic data to gain unique insights into disease biology so patients with even the most complex diseases can achieve optimal health outcomes.

With only about 1 out of 3 patients adequately responding to anti-tumor necrosis (anti-TNF) therapies, the world’s largest selling drug class, we developed our flagship test, PrismRA™, to predict response to these drugs, thereby ensuring patients receive the most effective therapies from day one. Scipher is transforming the traditional diagnostics business model by working closely with payers to change the way medications will be prescribed, saving both insurers and patients billions wasted in ineffective prescription costs. This is a unique opportunity to join a promising venture at an early stage to tackle some of the biggest problems in healthcare.

We are proud of our passionate, high-performance, mission-driven culture – one based on a set of values that are the cornerstone of who we are and how we hold ourselves accountable. Founded in 2015, we are based in Waltham, MA and currently expanding across all functions within the organization. We are backed by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Tachyon Ventures, and are well capitalized to execute our vision of launching a personalized medicine platform that transforms patients’ lives. Check us out at and follow us on LinkedIn.

The Role: The Laboratory Technologist will support Scipher’s CLIA laboratory as patient sample volume increases during a post-product launch period. Long-term efforts are expected to include administration of full sample processing for the delivery of next generation-based sequencing test results. 

Where: Durham, NC.

What will I do?

  • Perform daily sample management duties including receipt of sample kits, accessioning in a custom, integrated LIMS environment and daily sample shipping
  • Assist in the operation, validation and maintenance of the Roche Cobas 6000 Analyzer
  • Perform all standard and process-specific laboratory functions according to laboratory and quality-specific SOPs
  • Demonstrate good communication (oral/written) and problem-solving skills across all laboratory functions
  • Deliver on patient sample turnaround times (TAT)

Minimum Education and Qualifications:

  • BS degree in chemical, biological, medical technology or clinical laboratory setting
  • Min 2-3 years hands-on experience in a regulated laboratory setting (CLIA, CAP, FDA)
  • Experience with data entry in LIMS environments is a must
  • Experience with general automation, instrumentation and validation is a must
  • Previous experience in RNA extraction from whole blood a big plus
  • Knowledge of GLP, GMP, GCP
  • Next gen seq experience a plus, but not required
  • Experience with bioinformatics concepts and cloud computing a big plus
  • Comfortable working in a very small, fast-paced environment with coworkers and managers in a remote-matrix environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Regular schedule will be Tues-Sat with very little exception.

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Scipher Medicine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.  Scipher will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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