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Lucence is a fast-growing precision oncology company with offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore, 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, please feel free to 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)

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (NGS Service / Automation)

Key responsibilities:

  • Performing high complexity testing according to established SOPs for molecular diagnostic techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, genotyping, and next generation sequencing.
  • Correctly receiving, requisitioning, processing, and ensuring proper identification of specimens and chain of custody.
  • Setting up, validating and performing maintenance checks on laboratory equipment and automation solutions.
  • Managing laboratory supplies and inventory for smooth laboratory operations.
  • Participating in reagent and assay quality control and validations.
  • Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.
  • Troubleshooting assays and instruments as needed.
  • Maintaining strict quality standards according to laboratory accreditation standards, e.g. CAP, CLIA, ISO.
  • Preparing for internal/external audits as needed.

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

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Life Sciences or a relevant field.
  • An active California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (generalist / CGMBS) in good standing.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Familiarity with molecular diagnostic techniques, especially next generation sequencing. Experience in liquid biopsy is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with laboratory information management systems.
  • Experience in setting up and using laboratory automation and associated programming would be highly advantageous.
  • A high degree of attention to detail.
  • Willingness to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and ability to work collaboratively with others.

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.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Data Scientist (Clinical Reporting)

Remote working arrangements are possible for this role; however, you should be able to train and work on-site at our Palo Alto office and laboratory as necessary.

Key responsibilities:

  • Based on an in-depth understanding of Lucence’s technology and product portfolio and medical science, interpreting genomic alterations in appropriate clinical contexts and further developing rules for such interpretation.
  • Database curation – evaluating scientific publications/clinical studies and integrating functional effects of genomic variants and their associated diseases using standard terminologies and established guidelines.
  • Regularly updating the database with published clinical findings/publications.
  • Writing, maintaining and updating workflows and protocols for clinical reporting pipeline.
  • Working collaboratively with informatics and software team on creating and optimizing reporting workflows.
  • Participating in developing training programs for Medical Data Science at Lucence.
  • Contributing scientific expertise to projects within the Research team.
  • Participating in research-oriented projects for clinical validation of tests (in collaboration with external organizations).
  • Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.

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

  • A PhD in Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Genomics or its equivalent.
  • An active California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license (generalist / CGMBS) in good standing.
  • Working experience in research and development of molecular assays or cancer genomics and/or next-generation sequencing principles (we may also consider achievements and publications from your PhD course where relevant).
  • Proficiency/strong understanding in molecular techniques, genetics and NGS applications.
  • Good communication and presentation skills and an ability to write short summary reports.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Willingness to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • The following 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.

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)

Medical Data Scientist

In this role, you will play an important part in the evaluation of genomic variants and ensuring that physicians and patients receive timely, accurate and comprehensive clinical reports based on our diagnostic tests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Based on an in-depth understanding of Lucence’s Technology and Product portfolio and Medical Science, interpreting genomic alterations in appropriate clinical contexts and further developing rules for such interpretation.
  • Database curation – evaluating scientific publications/clinical studies and integrating functional effects of genomic variants and their associated diseases using standard terminologies and established guidelines.
  • Regularly updating the database with published clinical findings/publications.
  • Writing, maintaining and updating workflows and protocols for clinical reporting pipeline.
  • Working collaboratively with informatics and software team on creating and optimizing reporting workflows.
  • Developing training programs for Medical Data Science at Lucence.
  • Contributing scientific expertise to projects within the Research team.
  • Participating in research-oriented projects for clinical validation of tests (in collaboration with external organizations).
  • Participating in internal and external quality assurance programs.
  • Performing other relevant duties as assigned.

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

  • PhD in Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Genomics or its equivalent.
  • Working experience in research and development of molecular assays or cancer genomics and/or next-generation sequencing principles (we may also consider achievements and publications from your PhD course where relevant).
  • Proficiency/strong understanding in molecular techniques, genetics and NGS applications.
  • Excellent grasp of English with good communication and presentation skills and an ability to write short summary reports.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

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.

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.

(Jr/Snr) Medical Technologist (Covid-19)

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing specimens, analyzing data and reporting results accurately following established procedures and with the strictest adherence to safety procedures.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical problems.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with molecular diagnostics techniques, including handling of patient samples, nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR, genotyping and sequencing etc.
  • Flexibility in working on weekends, public holidays, morning shifts (e.g. 7am-4pm) and afternoon shifts (e.g. 12pm-9pm) as needed, based on staff rosters.
  • 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.

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.

(Jr/Sr) 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 is a plus.)
  • Flexibility in working on weekends, public holidays, morning shifts (e.g. 7am-4pm) and afternoon shifts (e.g. 12pm-9pm) as needed, based on staff rosters..
  • 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.

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.

Laboratory Assistant

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 specimen processing steps.
  • 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.

Specimens are received at our laboratory for cancer diagnostics and COVID-19 testing. 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. These would include blood/tissue samples for cancer-related tests and swab/saliva samples for Covid-19 tests.

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

  • At least a diploma. Experience managing operational matters in a related field (e.g. biological sciences, molecular biology, genetics) is a plus.
  • Flexibility in working on weekends, public holidays, morning shifts (e.g. 7am-4pm) and afternoon shifts (e.g. 12pm-9pm) as needed, based on staff rosters.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, being highly meticulous and organized. This is an administrative role that is a crucial part of our workflow.
  • 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 and accurately 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.

Quality Management Associate

Key responsibilities:

Laboratory

  • Conducting experiments based on established standard operating procedures while maintaining stringent safety and quality standards.
  • Troubleshooting and improving test assays involved with QC requirements.
  • Laboratory equipment maintenance and inventory management, as necessary.
  • Quality controls for our molecular assays and/or our reagents, to ensure the efficacy of Covid-19 sample collection kits.

Quality Management

  • Ensuring a robust and effective QMS (quality management system) through monitoring and reviewing quality metrics and compliance.
  • Identifying, implementing, and managing quality metrics in a process of continual improvement.
  • Logistical management to ensure a sufficient supply of abovementioned collection kits (quality assured) based on orders.
  • Maintaining all necessary quality documentation (e.g. product specifications, standard operating procedures) in adherence with clinical and accreditation standards.

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

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science, Life Sciences, or a relevant field.
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment (ISO/CAP) or a clinical/molecular laboratory setting in a quality role would be advantageous.
  • Familiarity with molecular diagnostic techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, genotyping, and sequencing.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proactiveness in evaluating improvements in processes and implementing them.

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.

Procurement Manager

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing procurement workflows that are efficient and cost-effective.
  • Communicating procurement policies to internal staff and ensuring compliance to procedures.
  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility.
  • Approving purchase orders and confirming delivery of goods and services.
  • Performing risk assessments for potential contracts and agreements.
  • Overseeing procurement budgets and cultivating a culture of cost saving within the company.

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

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, logistics, business administration or any relevant field.
  • Proven work experience as a Procurement Manager or Procurement Officer for at least 4 years.
  • In-depth knowledge of contract reviews, invoicing, and vendor management.
  • The aptitude to manage multiple stakeholders who may have competing priorities.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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.

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.

Bioinformatician

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.

IT Security & Compliance Engineer

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessing the company’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.
  • Managing and maintaining the security of our networks, IT software and hardware.
  • Conducting internal compliance and security audits periodically.
  • Functioning as the company’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.
  • Providing IT support remotely to Lucence’s overseas offices.
  • Liaising with external IT support vendors to investigate and solve any issues related to network, software and hardware.
  • Managing identity and access management across the company’s virtual footprint.
  • Performing instrument and application integration e.g. Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Production Management System (PMS).
  • Coordinating the asset management of IT hardware, including the purchasing and disposal of IT equipment, to ensure that information confidentiality is safeguarded.
  • Working with external web developers to manage, maintain and revamp company’s website.

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.

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.

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