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Lucence is a fast-growing precision oncology company with offices in Singapore, California, 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.

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Open Positions (United States)

Laboratory Director

The laboratory director leads our team in the delivery of US-based clinical laboratory services in compliance with all applicable regulations and state licensures. You will be required to be present at our laboratory in Palo Alto, California. Part-time options may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that laboratory operations are consistent with standards of licensure and accreditation for high complexity testing at a national and international level, including but not limited to, California state licensing, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification, College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation, and ISO 15189.
  • Developing approaches to LDT development programs and leading clinical efforts to secure regulatory approvals.
  • Signing off clinical reports and providing clinical consultancy when necessary (e.g. explaining results to ordering physicians).
  • Designing and overseeing clinical trials and clinical research operations.
  • Participating in all managerial decisions and guiding laboratory operations, which include recruitment of laboratory staff, choice of methods, purchase of equipment, quality assurance, quality control, safety, hours of operation, scheduling of staff, and utilization management.

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

  • A physician license in California or an active California Laboratory Director permit (or the relevant eligibility for licensure).
  • Relevant clinical experience in molecular diagnostics. Experience should meet laboratory director requirements for all key licensing and accreditation schemes (e.g. CLIA, CAP).
  • ABMGG (or equivalent) certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics.
  • Experience working with next generation sequencing platforms and bioinformatics.
  • The ability to manage inter-team communications at a global scale across international offices.

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.

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 Palo Alto, California.

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 (Hong Kong)

Sales Executive / Manager

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage customer accounts in Hong Kong as the key contact for all matters specific to your customers, including contract negotiation.
  • Deliver excellent customer support and develop trusted relationships with key accounts, customer stakeholders and executive sponsors.
  • Conduct door-to-door sales calls at specialist and hospital accounts, including but not limited to oncology, otolarhinology, and general practice.
  • Clearly communicate the progress of monthly/quarterly sales initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop new business with existing clients and identify new business opportunities.
  • Resolve client requests or issues as needed.

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

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a Science-related field or its equivalent.
  • Around 4 years of work experience as an account/sales executive. Having a sales network in pharmaceuticals/medical oncology is advantageous. Fresh graduates with a strong motivation to learn will be considered as well.
  • The ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • The ability to think creatively for novel solutions to day-to-day challenges.
  • A high level of integrity, thoughtfulness and discretion in handling confidential patient information.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Cantonese, English & Chinese.

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.

Open Positions (Singapore)

Medical Science Liaison

We are looking for a knowledgeable, articulate and self-driven individual who identifies with our mission to fight cancer and wants to grow with the company as a Medical Science Liaison. This role focuses on the US market.

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating and conducting scientific and/or clinical presentations on Lucence’s tests to our partners and customers with strong articulation of the medical and scientific value of our tests.
  • Identifying, establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with investigators, institutions, key opinion leaders (KOLs) and all relevant stakeholders key to successful clinical trials.
  • Developing research collaboration opportunities with KOLs, assisting with registry study enrollment and sourcing/ managing investigator-initiated trials (IITs).
  • Ensuring that all scientific-medical communications are fair and balanced, based on appropriate scientific evidence and compliant with local regulatory norms and internal compliance rules.
  • Channeling feedback on key clinical and research issues and insights from industry leaders to internal departments to help shape company research, development and market plans.
  • Maintaining a strong level of knowledge and expertise on clinical developments in the oncology field through various ways such as literature searches and attendance at relevant conferences.

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

  • A relevant scientific/healthcare degree (e.g. MD, PharmD, PhD, MSc).
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in field medical affairs.
  • Flexibility in traveling to the US for KOL meetings, medical congresses, etc.
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology and clinical oncology.
  • A keen interest in being proactive and finding ways for stakeholders to understand the value of Lucence’s tests.

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 / 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.

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.

(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 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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