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Lab Technician



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Why join Freenome?

Freenome is a high-growth biotech company developing tests to detect cancer using a standard blood draw. To do this, Freenome uses a multiomics platform that combines tumor and non-tumor signals with machine learning to find cancer in its earliest, most-treatable stages.

Cancer is relentless. This is why Freenome is building the clinical, economic, and operational evidence to drive cancer screening and save lives. Our first screening test is for colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas, and it’s just the beginning.

Founded in 2014, Freenome has ~500 employees and more than $1.1B in funding from key investors, such as the American Cancer Society, Andreessen Horowitz, Anthem Blue Cross, Bain Capital, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, DCVC, Fidelity, Google Ventures, Kaiser Permanente, Novartis, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital, Roche, Sands Capital, T. Rowe Price, and Verily.

At Freenome, we aim to impact patients by empowering everyone to prevent, detect, and treat their disease. This, together with our high-performing culture of respect and cross-collaboration, is what motivates us to make every day count.

Become a Freenomer

Do you have what it takes to be a Freenomer? A “Freenomer” is a determined, mission-driven, results-oriented employee fueled by the opportunity to change the landscape of cancer and make a positive impact on patients’ lives. Freenomers bring their diverse experience, expertise, and personal perspective to solve problems and push to achieve what’s possible, one breakthrough at a time.

About this opportunity:

At Freenome, we are seeking an eager Biospecimen Accessioning & Processing technician to help grow the Freenome Scientific Operations team. The ideal candidate is hard working and addresses process gaps quickly. This person is responsible for all things related to biospecimen accessioning and processing for downstream analytical testing. You are passionate about the fight against cancer, and you will have a significant impact on the continued growth of an organization dedicated to changing the entire landscape of cancer.

The role reports to R&D Lab Manager.

What you’ll do:

  • Ability to work under standard operating procedures while also looking for improvement opportunities (Planned Deviations) for the betterment of the experiment design
  • Identify and implement process improvements across the lab by thinking critically about the execution of all experiments
  • Gather high-quality data, take detailed notes, and openly communicate on lessons learned while performing experiments
  • Participate in experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting efforts
  • Identify and implement process improvements across the lab by thinking critically about the execution of all experiments
  • Collaborate with engineers and clinical laboratory members to transition development protocols into clinical production, including automation, validation experiments, and SOP development
  • Ability to verify all aspects of incoming specimens and assess acceptability for testing
  • Ability to enter data in LIMs system and prep samples via centrifuge & fractionation
  • Resolve and document incomplete or unacceptable specimens
  • Perform equipment maintenance according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures for the following but not limited to: Hamiltons, Biosafety Cabinets, centrifuges, freezers, refrigerators, and pipettes, as needed
  • Assist with training of new laboratory personnel and training of new procedures with existing personnel
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications
  • Report all concerns of test quality and/or safety to the Supervisor or Safety Officer
  • Perform other miscellaneous laboratory duties as assigned and assist others as time allows

Must haves:

  • Bachelor’s in biological sciences or 2+ years of related field
  • Proven track record of following SOPs, work instructions or experimental designs to completion
  • Proven track record of working under fast paced environments and signaling to supervisor/manager of anomalies/issues/deviations/non-conformances

Nice to haves:

  • Ability to analyze and solve basic issues
  • Ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and work as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules
  • Ability to work with self-discipline, good judgment and independence
  • Working understanding of GLP
  • Experience working with various pieces of lab & automated equipment
    • Hamilton
    • Luminex
    • Lynx
    • BSCs

Benefits and additional information:

The US target range of our hourly rate for new hires is (Insert range here, low of Tier 3 and high of Tier 1). You will also be eligible to receive pre-IPO equity, cash bonuses, and a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits depending on the position offered. Please note that individual total compensation for this position will be determined at the Company’s sole discretion and may vary based on several factors, including but not limited to, location, skill level, years and depth of relevant experience, and education. We invite you to check out our career page @ for additional company information.

Freenome is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer, and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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