Lab Operations Supervisor

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 supervisor/technical lead will support Scipher’s efforts to build out a CLIA laboratory and deliver Next Generation Sequencing based on test results.

What will I do?
-Assist with the build-out of a CLIA laboratory with an initial focus on the bioinformatic component, including LIMS support in sample management and results processing within proprietary bioinformatics pipeline
-Work closely with technical teams to support on-site PrismRA bioinformatics pipeline management and execution
-Perform basic receipt, accessioning, and minimal processing of whole blood samples
-Assist in the management of equipment ordering, receipt, installation, and qualification
-Manage laboratory consumables inventory
-Contribute to high-quality Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that support laboratory activities
-Communicate effectively with management, regulatory consultants, and laboratory director across all aspects of laboratory function
-Provide regular updates to management and technical teams
-Manage activities within agreed upon timelines

Minimum Education and Qualifications:
-BS or MS degree in a chemical, physical, biological, medical technology, or clinical laboratory science
-Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in laboratory setting
-Experience with extracting and handling RNA is a big plus
-Background in working with NGS platform/data
-Familiarity with bioinformatics concepts and cloud computing
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and managers within a remote-matrix team environment
-Excellent attention to technical detail
-Comfortable working in a regulated environment
-Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

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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.