Invitae develops tests that detect genetic variations associated with cancers and inherited disease.
Boulder, CO

Scientist I/II, IVD Assay Development, Oncology R&D at Invitae (Greater Boulder Area, CO)

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The Scientist I/II in the Solid Tumor IVD Assay Development Team contributes key capabilities and expertise to our regulated product development efforts. In collaboration with project leads, the Scientist I/II position is responsible for development, execution, and critical evaluation of experimental designs in support of regulated products. This person will work closely with other assay development scientists, data analysts, statisticians, quality, regulatory, clinical, and manufacturing personnel for data generation and document generation, revision, and approval.. This position is a key part of the greater IVD Assay Development team, requiring strong data analysis and science communication skills..


Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:

  • Collaborate with team members to design studies, write protocols, conduct analysis, and write reports for assay development, verification, and validation to support clinical and regulated applications
  • Generate ideas to improve existing technology and drive future technology
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Generate quality control or manufacturing and design control documentation
  • Interpret scientific results and provide recommendations for next steps
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with Invitae HIPAA Security policies and procedures.
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data.
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by Invitae for purposes of personalized molecular pathology.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong science acumen
  • Self-directed self-starter who needs little explicit direction
  •  Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward
  • Clear, accurate, honest


  • 5+ years of laboratory experience (required)
  • 2+ years in an industry setting (preferred)
  • Proficiency in PCR, qPCR, and molecular genetic techniques (required)
  • Familiarity with NGS and bioinformatics (required)
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses (required)
  • Facility with R, python, or other coding languages (required)
  • Expertise in authoring and presenting scientific content (required)
  • Familiarity with IVD and CDx guidelines from FDA, CLSI, etc. (preferred)
  • Familiarity with principles of design control (preferred)
  • BA/BS, MA/MS, or  PhD in biochemistry or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • This position may supervise junior team members.
  • This hire will slowly move into a role of increasing responsibility as their knowledge expands.


  • This position operates in a professional office and laboratory environment.
  • The job requires an individual to routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.
  • This job requires an individual to routinely use standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges, and thermal cyclers.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 
  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. 


This is a full-time position working standard business hours. This position may require the flexibility to work diverse schedules, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


This job description is not designed to cover nor contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

In Colorado, our competitive compensation package includes a base salary starting from $88,800.00. In determining the final salary offered, we will evaluate a specific candidate's geographic location, education, skills, and experience.


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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Where we are

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks

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.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
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
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Invitae

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the Invitae office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Invitae. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

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