Career Opportunities

Corporate Summary

Foresight Diagnostics is a cancer diagnostics company developing a novel liquid biopsy test for the measurement of minimal residual disease (MRD) for aid in patient management that is funded by leading diagnostics VC firms in Silicon Valley. Foresight’s cell-free DNA testing platform was developed in the labs of two prominent professors at Stanford University and is backed by several major Cell and Nature publications. The company has garnered significant partnering interest from multiple pharmaceutical companies in oncology and is poised for rapid growth. Foresight Diagnostics is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.

As a new member of our cross-functional team, you will be responsible for assisting in the testing activities of a new technology that allows for quicker cancer diagnostics. You have a degree in a wet science and a couple of years of research experience in NGS, PCR and/or bio sample management. BUT, what sets you apart is your intense curiosity and drive for a solution. You are meticulously organized and enjoy brainstorming with your team to find improvements in assay performance. This is a unique opportunity to work in a profitable production lab researching diagnostics that will greatly impact cancer treatment. If you want to be a part of the future of cancer diagnostics, let’s chat!

Responsibilities

  • Performing analytical testing activities, including specimen accessioning, testing, quality control, and validation studies according to laboratory operating procedures.
  • Maintaining reagents, consumables, stock solutions and supply inventory, including preparation and aliquoting of reagents
  • Collaborating with R&D to design and analyze data for assessing assay performance
  • Maintaining accurate documentation and taking corrective actions when test deviates from established performance specifications
  • Following procedures to ensure safety, security, quality and accuracy of results
  • Jumping in to help wherever you can to make a difference 

Requirements

  • BS/BA in Molecular Biology or another Wet Science   
  • At least 2 years of laboratory research in NGS, PCR and/or bio sample management – CLIA lab experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of scientific principles, testing procedures, and molecular biology techniques
  • Strong aseptic laboratory skills with the ability to perform precise, complex lab procedures
  • Inquisitive and analytical mind driven by data yet flexible and open to new ideas
  • Exceptional communication skills; written and verbal, with an innate ability to listen actively and query insightfully
  • Proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Dedicated to making a difference in a fast-paced startup environment.

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $50,000 - $65,000 depending on experience.

As the newest member of our engineering team, you will be responsible for automating our cancer diagnostic workflow –building the backend architecture, database, and tools for analyzing and reporting genetic results. You are a professional software engineer with extensive experience in database architecture, modern cloud infrastructure, and building backend services that satisfy business standards. You are meticulously organized, enjoy brainstorming with your team, and can articulate results to stakeholders. As a natural leader, you enjoy mentoring junior engineers and are ready to take on a leadership role. This is a unique opportunity to greatly impact the future of cancer treatment. If you want to be a part of this exciting innovation, let’s chat!

Responsibilities

  • Architecting, building, and operating our cloud-based computing services and databases required to run bioinformatics pipelines at scale
  • Establishing the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including deployments, CI/CD, automated test suites and pipeline versioning to enable us to scale
  • Collaborating with the bioinformatics and laboratory team to build data pipelines and engineer the cloud platform for decision support – monitoring performance for improvements
  • Establishing our cloud infrastructure best practices, participating in design discussions, code reviews and mentoring team members
  • Working closely with quality/regulatory departments to ensure your work meets appropriate standards
  • Stretching yourself intellectually – challenging conventional thinking with your positive and curious mind

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or 3+ years of professional software development experience, and a passion for molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in database architecture and 3+ years designing modern cloud infrastructure as well as building backend services
  • A robust tool belt that includes Python, Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud platform, PostgreSQL - bonus points for Google Life Sciences and NGS tools experience
  • Experience writing SQL queries, making database migrations
  • Deep knowledge of git, RESTFUL APIs, and CI/CD within a microservices architecture
  • Confident communicator with an innate ability to listen actively, query insightfully and deliver information respectfully
  • Desire to mentor and coach, building your team as we grow
  • Humility, competency, and curiosity - you know your stuff but enjoy brainstorming with others for the best outcome Dedicated to making a difference in a fast-paced startup environment

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $120,000 - $160,000 depending on experience.

As a core member of our team, you will be acting as the technical lead; driving R&D efforts for new product introductions and regulatory submissions of cutting-edge cancer diagnostic NGS assays. You are a scientist with a track record of professional success evidenced by your strategic career trajectory. Your academic research and recent industry experience have provided you a deep technical understanding of NGS assays and data analysis. You thrive in a collaborative team environment. This is a unique opportunity to work in a profitable production lab researching diagnostics that will greatly impact cancer treatment. If you want to be a part of the future of cancer diagnostics, let’s chat!

Responsibilities

  • Developing and validating cutting-edge cancer diagnostic NGS assays
  • Driving the development efforts to optimize assay performance and improve laboratory processes
  • Performing complex analysis of large genomic data sets in collaboration with the bioinformatics team
  • Maintaining documentation in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Systems Requirements
  • Collaborating toward the best outcomes, presenting updates, analyses and conclusions
  • Following procedures to ensure safety, security, quality, and accuracy of results
  • Mentoring junior team members so we all continue to grow!

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Postdoc academic research and at least 2 years of industry experience or 4 years of industry in lieu of postdoc research
  • Deep technical understanding of NGS assay development and NGS data analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with NGS library preparation, hybrid capture-based target enrichment and Illumina sequencing workflows
  • Passion for growing junior scientists through coaching and leading by example
  • Ability to design and interpret results aimed at improving assay performance
  • Proficiency with Python, R, Bash scripting or similar languages will get our attention!
  • Experience with standard NGS bioinformatic tools and external genomic datasets
  • Confident communicator with an innate ability to listen actively, query insightfully and deliver information respectfully
  • Humility, competency and curiosity - you know your stuff but enjoy brainstorming with others for the best outcome
  • Dedicated to making a difference in a fast-paced startup environment.

Compensation

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous equity package. You will be working on interesting problems with extremely high impact. We promote the professional development of our employees and will encourage upward mobility within the company for high performing employees.  Foresight Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Salary $90,000 - $125,000 depending on experience.