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Lucence is a fast-growing genomic medicine company with offices in Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Suzhou.

We are a dynamic team passionate about the work we do here to improve cancer care. We come from different backgrounds and nationalities but are focused on a single mission – to fight cancer and save lives.

Below are some of the positions we are recruiting for currently. Even if you don’t see a specific position you were looking out for, write in to us and share how you’d like to contribute to Lucence’s work.

Join our team to transform the way we fight cancer.

Open Positions (United States)

Commercial Lead

We are looking for a results-oriented and self-driven individual who identifies with our mission to fight cancer and wants to grow with the company by leading our commercial operations in the United States. Our office is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establishing commercial success in the United States by building commercial relationships with physicians (particularly for ordering of our tests), payers (particularly for reimbursement), and pharmaceutical companies (particularly for development of companion diagnostics).
  • Identifying and cultivating commercial opportunities with payoffs in the short-, medium- and long-term.
  • Identifying gaps in Lucence’s product portfolio that could better meet customers’ commercial needs and providing feedback to our product development.
  • Identifying and cultivating early Key Opinion Leaders who can help build Lucence’s market leadership in a specific set of clinical indications.
  • Identifying and utilizing the best marketing channels to communicate Lucence’s advantages to customers.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to lead and work with others in a positive and collaborative manner to set and meet organizational goals.
  • Strong and collaborative work ethic; must be a self-starter and persistent in achieving objectives to support company’s business goals.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree. A degree in a Science-related field is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Prior work experience in Pharmaceuticals/Medical Oncology and a strong track record managing sales in related fields in the United States would be advantageous.

Specific title may be calibrated to match a given candidate’s experience.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

Open Positions (Singapore)

Laboratory Assistant / Executive

Key responsibilities:

  • Being the key personnel managing specimen receipt in our clinical laboratory. Day-to-day duties include data entry of specimen details when specimens are delivered to us, scanning and filing of specimen order forms, communicating with the Sales team when clarifications are needed and keeping track of follow-ups.
  • Assisting in ensuring smooth logistics and workflow of international deliveries of specimens to our laboratory. This would involve identifying packaging and delivery requirements for specimens from overseas markets (e.g. the US) and tracking of delivery status.

Please note that you will not be coming into direct contact with any of the specimens, but you should be comfortable handling the kits, blood tubes etc. that contain such specimens.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • At least a diploma or Bachelor’s degree. A degree and/or experience managing operational matters in a related field (e.g. biological sciences, molecular biology, genetics) is a plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, being highly meticulous and organized.
  • The ability to think creatively for novel solutions to day-to-day challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work with others in a positive and collaborative manner to meet organizational goals.
  • The ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Specific title and responsibilities may be calibrated to match a given candidate’s experience.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

IT Security & Compliance Engineer

Key responsibilities:

  • Assessing Lucence’s IT and cyber security risks and recommending security frameworks and programs that best serve company needs. You will take the lead in installing and managing these systems, conducting updates, maintaining secure passwords and running checks for viruses and spyware.
  • Conducting internal compliance and security audits periodically.
  • Functioning as Lucence’s internal IT helpdesk to ensure that troubleshooting and investigation of issues related to network (WiFi and LAN), IT software (desktop and website applications) and hardware (laptop, desktop, printers, scanners) are done in a way that safeguards the security and integrity of connections in all these areas.
  • Liaising with external IT support vendors to investigate and solve any issues related to network, software and hardware if necessary.
  • Manage and maintain security of network, IT software and hardware
  • Coordinating the asset management of IT hardware, including the purchasing and disposal of IT equipment, to ensure that information confidentiality is safeguarded.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or a related field. Diploma holders with relevant working experience are also welcome. A proven track record in solving security-related issues and attaining ISO 27001 would be advantageous.
  • The ability to think creatively for novel solutions to day-to-day challenges.
  • The ability to think ahead and implement measures to mitigate any potential risks.
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to tackle issues if they arise.
  • The ability to lead and work with others in a positive and collaborative manner to set and meet organizational goals.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

Bioinformatician / Data Scientist

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing novel algorithms and statistical models as required by the company.
  • Building production-level bioinformatics pipelines using docker and AWS step functions.
  • Developing databases to compile vast amounts of genomic and diagnostics information.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in Bioinformatics/ Computational Biology/ Computer Science or the equivalent.
  • Experience developing bioinformatics algorithms or software independently.
  • Strong proficiency in programming (Python, R, Unix shell scripts).
  • A good understanding of biology, algorithms and statistics.
  • Strong self-motivation with an inquisitive mind and a keen interest in creating solutions for real-time healthcare problems.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

Shortlisted candidates for this role will be invited to try out our coding tasks for further shortlisting.

Software Engineer / Front-end Developer

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design and build high-quality web applications/services.
  • Enhancing existing data operation systems by analyzing business objectives, architecting and developing applications across platforms.
  • Maintaining existing software systems by identifying and correcting software defects.
  • Continuously discovering, evaluating and implementing new web technologies to improve development efficiency.
  • (For front-end developer especially) Leading front-end testing of our web applications/services and applying UX/UI insights for better user experience.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • A strong passion for building software and a keen interest in creating solutions for real-time healthcare problems.
  • Fluency in server-side programming languages, such as Java, python, golang.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript; experience in Angular/React/Vue will be advantageous.
  • Familiarity with relational databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  • Prior relevant working experience would be an advantage.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

Shortlisted candidates for this role will be invited to try out our coding tasks for further shortlisting.

Research Scientist

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and optimizing new genomic medicine technologies.
  • Designing, planning and performing laboratory molecular diagnostics experiments to implement new assays and improve current assays.
  • Designing, planning and conducting studies for analytical and clinical verification and validation.
  • Writing, maintaining and updating workflows and protocols for performance of validated molecular diagnostic assays.
  • Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.
  • Participating in research-oriented projects for clinical validation of tests (in collaboration with external organizations).
  • Performing other relevant duties as assigned to further Lucence’s progress in R&D. This may also include authoring publications to share Lucence’s research and clinical findings.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • A PhD in Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Cancer Biology or its equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in research and development of molecular assays (we may also consider achievements and publications from your PhD course where relevant).
  • Proficiency in molecular techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, genotyping and NGS.
  • An excellent grasp of English with good communication and presentation skills and an ability to write short summary reports.
  • The following will be a plus:
      • Knowledge in genomic medicine and liquid biopsy.
      • Fluency in variant annotation and interpretation and use of genome databases such as COSMIC, ClinVar, Varsome, Ensembl and OncoKB.
      • Ability to interpret genomic data in patient- and treatment-specific contexts following established procedures.
      • Track record of publishing.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

Medical Technologist (NGS)

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing specimens, analyzing data and reporting results accurately following established procedures.
  • Designing, planning and performing laboratory molecular tests, in particular, next generation sequencing (NGS).
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical problems.
  • Optimizing new genomic medicine technologies.
  • Conducting technical and clinical verification and validation studies.
  • Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.
  • Monitoring inventory and lab supplies in assigned areas.
  • Performing other duties as assigned to ensure smooth laboratory operations.

To be a good fit for this role, you would have:

  • At least a degree in Biomedical Science, Life Sciences or its equivalent. (PhD holders may be considered for senior roles.)
  • Familiarity with molecular diagnostics techniques, including handling of patient samples, nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR, genotyping and sequencing etc. (Experience in NGS will be a plus.)
  • Willingness to work over weekends and public holidays.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Exceptional attention to detail as meticulousness is key when dealing with patient samples.
  • Strong self-motivation, resilience, keen interest in learning and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good communication skills with a strong command of English.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. In addition, get creative and tell us in the email in less than 100 words (in any language you like) why you think you will be a right fit for Lucence. Don’t limit yourself to a job description or job title, the world needs every skill you have.

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