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San Francisco, CA

Reagent Manufacturing QC Manager at Invitae

| San Francisco, CA
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Location: San Francisco, CA 

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Pacific Time

Our Clinical Laboratory Operations Support organization is looking for a leader to support our fast paced Reagent Manufacturing team, and help build a technically skilled, high-functioning Reagent QC team. With an eye for operational excellence, this leader will play a key role in ensuring that all materials produced for use by our Clinical Laboratory are available on schedule and meet our high standards of quality.

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 Clinical Laboratory Operations Support team members have the opportunity to impact patient lives in significant and innovative ways, while also gaining valuable skills to advance their career.

The Exciting Things You’ll Do


  • Oversee day-to-day Reagent Manufacturing and Quality Control operations
  • Drive continued process improvement programs to improve COGS and reduce TAT with a vision of scaling volume year over year
  • Provide input and coordinate the introduction of new manufacturing and QC processes through process development, tech transfer and clinical validation as a cross functional team members
  • Cultivate a culture of safety by following and holding all team members accountable to all internal and external safety regulations and procedures at all times
  • Operate as a Subject Matter Expert in manufacturing and QC processes and analysis
  • Construct structured training programs and ensure proficiency of staff; Ensure Standard Operating Procedures are written and kept up to at for all tasks required of the Reagent Manufacturing and QC teams
  • 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 leaders and 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 reagent manufacturing and QC activities with and support from the Global Clinical Laboratory Operations Support lead
  • Manage a team of ~15 Reagent Manufacturing Technicians and Reagent QC Associates, with 2-3 direct reports (Reagent Manufacturing and QC Supervisors)
The Skills You’ll Share with the TeamOperations
  • Troubleshooting skills, continuous improvement mentality, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with an high level understanding of manufacturing scaling and capacity planning
  • Possess an active, valid CLS license issued by California to perform high complexity testing, preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or equivalent science related studies preferred
  • Experience in an ISO 13485/15189, GMP, GLP and/or CAP/CLIA environment
  • Strong understanding of NGS technologies and associated reagents preferred
  • Experience operating integrated workcells and liquid handlers preferred
  • 10 + years technical experience and 5+ years of leadership experience in a high complexity molecular lab setting
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to work expansively and collaboratively 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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