Invitae makes it easy to access your genetic information, so you can take control of your health.
San Francisco, CA

Lab Manager at Invitae

| San Francisco, CA
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Location: San Francisco, CA      

Our high volume, fast paced San Francisco laboratory operations team is looking for a leader that can not only technically compliment and guide our SF laboratory operations team, but thrive as a team member that enjoys planning and owning responsibility for scaling operations, growing a test menu through the facilitation of process development, tech transfer and validation, coaching team members to be tomorrow’s leaders, and challenging themself to climb into continual opportunities for professional development. 

As an integral department with hands-on responsibility to deliver Invitae’s mission of bringing comprehensive, clinical-grade genetic information into mainstream medicine to guide health decisions across all stages of life, our laboratory operations team members have the opportunity to impact patient lives in meaningful and innovative ways, while also gaining valuable skills to advance their career. 

The Exciting Things You’ll Do


  • Coordinate new assay launches through process development, tech transfer and clinical validation as a cross functional stakeholder
  • Drive continued process improvement programs to improve COGS and reduce TAT with a vision of scaling volume year over year 
  • Oversight of day to day operations


  • Operate as a SME resource in molecular processes/tests within the laboratory; including but not limited to aCGH, MLPA, ddPCR, FMR1, and C9orf72 
  • Construct structured training programs and ensure competency of staff
  • Ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs are followed and evolve to meet changing business needs 
  • Guide troubleshooting and resolution of incident reports and CAPAs while driving continuous improvement 


  • Coach and mentor team members to excellence and grow their hard and soft skills to allow for advancement into new opportunities 
  • Cultivate, inspire and reward innovation 
  • Responsible for supervision and oversight of confirmation assays in coordination with and support from the SF Site Lead
  • Lead of a team of 10-15 clinical laboratory scientists and technicians

The Skills You’ll Share with the Team


  • Troubleshooting skills, continuous improvement mindset, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong organizational skills with an high level understanding of lab scaling and capacity planning
  • Experience in operational quality including a history of successful collaboration with supply chain, quality, and development partners
  • Working knowledge of pFMEA, CAPA, RCA, strongly preferred 


  • Possess an active, valid CLS license issued by California to perform high complexity testing, strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory studies or equivalent science related studies
  • Advanced laboratory skills with a solid knowledge base in confirmation assays such as MLPA, microarray/aCGH, ddPCR, and genotyping assays
  • Experience in an ISO 13485/15189, GMP, GLP and or CAP/CLIA environment
  • Validation experience in bringing new assays from assay development into production in a clinical laboratory


  • 5+ years of leadership experience in a high complexity molecular lab setting 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to work inclusively and collaboratory with a diverse population

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.

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What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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