Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics

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Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Invitae is seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented Molecular Geneticist/Pathologist to join the Team at the Laboratory located in Golden, Co. This individual will serve as the Associate Director and will be responsible for clinical and technical oversight of the laboratory operations. Candidates should have a strong understanding of NGS diagnostic testing.

The Assistant/Associate Director will work closely with the Laboratory Director to provide clinical and technical leadership to the laboratory team and oversee clinical and clinical research oncology testing services.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide effective and efficient technical and clinical oversight to the laboratory.
  • Interpret clinical NGS tests and prepare and sign out reports with the Clinical operations team.
  • Provide advice to clients regarding the significance of laboratory findings and ensure that reports of test results include pertinent information required for specific patient interpretation.
  • Identify, annotate and investigate the clinical significance of genetic variants found in NGS-based molecular assays for somatic variants from tumor sequencing.
  • Work closely with the Laboratory Director to develop and validate new molecular tests.
  • Assist in creation and dissemination of precision medicine knowledge of variant-disease associations in the context of disease, reasons for testing.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies, administrative officials, and the medical community.
  • The Assistant/Associate director, if qualified, may perform the duties of the technical supervisor, clinical consultant, general supervisor, and testing personnel, or delegate these responsibilities to personnel meeting the qualifications.
  • May perform responsibilities specifically delegated by the Laboratory Director.
  • With the Laboratory Director, Ensure that the environmental conditions of the laboratory are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment in which employees and visitors are protected from physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
  • In collaboration with the Laboratory Director and quality assurance department, ensure and monitor the quality control and quality assessment programs established and maintained to assure the quality of laboratory services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur.
  • Ensure that all necessary remedial actions are taken and documented whenever significant deviations from the laboratory's established performance characteristics are identified, and that patient test results are reported only when the system is functioning properly.
  • May serve as the principal investigator on clinical and research study protocols.

EXPERIENCE:

  • MD or PhD in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • ABMGG Board certified (or eligible) in Clinical Molecular Genetics, or Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, or Molecular Genomic Pathology.
  • New York State Certificate of Qualification or eligibility in genetic testing or Oncology Molecular and Cellular Tumor Markers.
  • Experience in the performance, interpretation, and reporting of Next Generation Sequencing data
  • Prior experience working in a high-volume molecular diagnostic/clinical laboratory

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential for this role. 
  • Displays level headedness and emotional intelligence when interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple high priority projects and challenging/high demand clients.
  • Recognizes issues, problems, or opportunities and determines whether action is needed.
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and continuously adapt in a rapidly changing atmosphere.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness and sense of urgency when pursuing goals and completing tasks.

In Colorado, our competitive compensation package includes a base salary starting from $150,000 per year.  In determining the final salary offered, we will evaluate a specific candidate's geographic location, education, skills, and experience.

Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:

  • Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
  • Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports

 

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’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.

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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.

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What are Invitae (Formerly ArcherDx) Perks + Benefits

Invitae (Formerly ArcherDx) 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.

Culture
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
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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)
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
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