Laboratory Assistant (Temp to Perm)

Location: Menlo Park - HQ
Department: Laboratory Operations


Personalis, Inc., is a dynamic venture-backed company founded out of Stanford pioneering precision medicine by developing, cutting-edge NGS genomic solutions for immuno-oncology, cancer, and inherited disease. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Personalis' patented ACE platform (Accuracy and Content Enhanced) provides an integrated, innovative, high accuracy technological solution from NGS sequencing to interpretation for precision medicine applications. The ACE Platform forms the technological basis for enabling Personalis' leading products for immuno-oncology, cancer diagnostics, and inherited disease.

We are looking for a team-oriented Laboratory Assistant to join our operations team. The ideal individual must have the ability to think on their feet and troubleshoot issues. 

Within a dynamic startup environment, the successful candidate, under direction of the Laboratory management, will help grow the sequencing services laboratory. You will participate in the daily activities of the laboratory in order to effectively maximize turnaround time, equipment, and material utilization while adhering to quality technical standards.

This position is 3 months temp to Perm.

We have swing shift openings including one weekend day (Tue - Sat or Sun - Thurs)


  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies
  • Participate in laboratory support work as required by the team needs and at the direction of laboratory management
  • Lead the general upkeep, orderliness and cleanliness of the laboratory
  • Organize and maintain sufficient inventory of reagents, supplies and equipment in the laboratory
  • Daily temp logs
  • Sample organization and management
  • Labeling of incoming samples and reagents
  • Aliquotting reagents for working stock solutions
  • Assist with specimen receipt and preparation when needed
  • Maintaining lab equipment.
  • Following the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling, receipt and data entry into the lab information management system (LIMS)
  • Carry out daily/weekly/monthly maintenance schedules to ensure that the laboratory equipment is operating properly
  • Maintain lab supplies and consumables
  • Keep lab stocked of appropriate reagents and materials
  • Track and report all lab incidents
  • Other duties as may be determined by Management


  • Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology or related field
  • 0-2 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated math skills and ability to work independently.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and off hours.
  • Data entry experience preferred

Personalis is an equal opportunity employer. Personalis offers a competitive compensation package. 


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